1 person injured in 5th Spanish bull run

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — One person has been hospitalized after several thousand people tested their speed and bravery by dashing with six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. Navarra Hospital chief Javier…

Chinese police say Glaxo employees bribed doctors

BEIJING (AP) — China’s police ministry said Thursday that it has found employees of drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors and hospitals to prescribe medications. Employees gave free travel as “large bribes” to doctors, hospitals, foundations and medical associations…

Note found amid NY Sandy debris helps grieving mom

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A dozen years ago, a 10-year-old girl wrote a message on a scrap of paper, placed it in a ginger-ale bottle and launched it into the waters off Long Island. Now, that bottle has…

Name game gives manufacturers a royal challenge

LONDON (AP) — It’s a royal bonanza — but for Britain’s souvenir makers, also a royal headache. The upcoming birth of Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child is a golden opportunity that comes with a mystery:…

Romania takes step toward punishing gulag guards

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Guards slammed doors on prisoners’ fingers, beat them on the soles of their feet and burned them with cigarettes. They served rotten meat and forced inmates to eat excrement as punishment. In extremes of…

Oil retreats to below $105 after recent spike

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil extended gains to near $107 a barrel Thursday after a sharp drop in U.S. crude inventories underlined rising demand. Benchmark crude for August delivery was up 30 cents to $106.82 at…

Adecco: French authorities open competition probe

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s Adecco Group says French authorities have opened an investigation into the company and some of its competitors over alleged violations of French competition law. The Zurich-based company said in a statement Thursday it is…

Quebec premier takes rail chief to task

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Everyone missing in the fiery crash of a runaway oil train in Quebec is presumed dead, police told grieving families, bringing the death toll to 50 in Canada’s worst railway catastrophe in almost 150…

US-China make progress on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials are wrapping up annual strategic and economic talks that have yielded greater cooperation on reducing greenhouse gases but again exposed Washington’s frustration over cyber theft it says is emanating from…

Deal lacking on student loans, talks continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The clock is ticking loudly as Congress looks for a deal to bring back low interest rates on student loans. Lawmakers and their aides are continuing talks about how they can restore 3.4 percent interest…

Bush, Obama leap into US immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush are leaping into the immigration debate, but their attempts to add momentum to the search for a possible path to citizenship for millions face strong opposition…

Singer Randy Travis out of surgery, still critical

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Country music star Randy Travis is out of surgery but remains in critical condition after suffering a stroke while at a Texas hospital, the singer’s publicist said late Wednesday. Kirt Webster, the publicist, said…

Vietnam sentences 4 to death for drugs

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court has sentenced four men to death for dealing in heroin, adding to those waiting capital punishment while the government decides on an execution method. The country has not executed anyone since…

New book on JFK assassination coming in October

NEW YORK (AP) — The ever-disputed investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is getting a fresh look. Former New York Times correspondent and best-selling author Philip Shenon has a book coming out this fall that…

Man to be tried in girlfriend’s explosives death

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego County judge has ruled that a man must face trial for the murder of his girlfriend with a cannon-like device. U-T San Diego reports (http://bit.ly/12ESXvw ) Judge Evan Kirvin said…

South Korea to resume buying Northwest wheat

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Wheat Commission spokesman says South Korean flour mills will resume buying soft white wheat from the Pacific Northwest and will not restrict purchases of wheat grown in Oregon. Japan, Korea and Taiwan…

House bill cuts renewable energy budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday voted to slash money for renewable energy research and defy the Obama administration’s decision to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in a bare-bones annual spending bill for energy and…
Canal marker dedication

Canal marker dedication set

A historical marker for the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Warren.…

Crews working to seal leaking well off La. coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews worked Wednesday to seal an old oil and gas well off the Louisiana coast that began leaking during work to plug it permanently. Eileen Angelico, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Safety and…

Judge reverses field, orders Goodell deposition

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has reversed an earlier ruling and says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they were displaced when seats weren’t properly installed for the…