Tall man _ about 6-foot-6 _ in drag robs Pa. bank

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania bank robber was long and tall, but probably not named Sally — despite outward appearances. Instead police in Richland Township, near Johnstown, believe the robber was a 6-foot, 6-inch…

UK: No public inquiry over Litvinenko poisoning

LONDON (AP) — British officials have refused to hold a public inquiry into the death of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko, a coroner said Friday, quashing what he described as the best hope of finding out what…
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Crestview football preview

Crestview has accumulated the third most victories (51) among area teams within the last five years.…
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Lowellville football preview

Lowellville closed out the 2012 season with wins in each of their final three contests.…

JPMorgan’s profit surges on investment banking

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase, the country’s biggest bank by assets, says its second-quarter earnings surged as consumer deposits rose and credit card volumes increased. The bank made $6.1 billion in the second quarter after stripping out…

Clapper unscathed after ‘erroneous’ remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the director of national intelligence, James Clapper has told Congress that the regime of Moammar Gadhafi would likely prevail in Libya, that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party was “largely secular” and that the National Security…

Defense begins closings in George Zimmerman trial

When jurors begin deliberating in the racially charged murder trial of George Zimmerman, they will also be able to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin.

Vatican freezes assets of arrested monsignor

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has frozen the assets of a monsignor who was arrested in a 20 million euro ($26 million) money smuggling plot and warned that other people may be caught up in the investigation.…
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2 men rescued from river

Update Two men are safe after a rescue Thursday from high water in Warren's Packard Park.…
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2 injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were taken to the hospital after two motorcycles collided in Howland Township.…

Panel suggests $7.7M breakdown of Newtown payments

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A community foundation tasked with dividing up donations received after the Connecticut school shootings made preliminary recommendations on $7.7 million that call for giving $281,000 to each of the families of the 26 children…

Ugandan rebels attack eastern Congolese town

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Officials say a Ugandan rebel group in eastern Congo has attacked a town close to the border, forcing thousands to flee to Uganda. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, the Ugandan army spokesman, said Friday that…

Author convicted in Ariz. sweat lodge deaths freed

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A self-help author who led an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that left three people dead is scheduled to be released from prison Friday. James Arthur Ray will be freed from the state prison in…