Man fights to take license test in Hawaiian

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who speaks Hawaiian wants to be able to use the language to take his driver’s license exam. Hawaiian is considered one of the state’s official languages, yet Daniel Anthony says he’s unable to…

Service academy chiefs scrutiny on sex assaults

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski is calling attention to a new commission that would focus on how well military service academy superintendents are working to fight sexual assault. Mikulski announced Monday that language to create a…

Time Warner Cable: CBS should be sold ‘a la carte’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt has offered to end a four-day blackout of CBS stations, saying the cable operator would allow CBS to sell its stations’ signal “a la carte” to consumers instead…

Feds act to stem growth in pedestrian deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are taking action to stop a rise in pedestrian deaths around the country. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced a $2 million grant program to improve pedestrian safety through education and enforcement. He…

White House to announce Russia trip plans soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is saying it will announce in the coming days whether President Barack Obama is going to cancel a visit to Moscow. Obama’s plan to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin has been up…

List of the Top 20 party, sober schools in the US

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges” book Monday, which includes the lists of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. TOP 20 PARTY…

Mass. priest arrested on prostitution charge

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A high-ranking priest with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is facing a prostitution charge. Authorities say the Rev. Arthur Coyle was granted $500 bail after pleading not guilty Monday in Lowell to a…

Defense: Ga. woman crushed by husband’s death

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Andrea Sneiderman was a happily married mother devastated by her husband’s killing, not the woman prosecutors described as engaged in a “forbidden romance” with the boss who fatally shot her spouse outside a preschool,…

Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee charged Monday that NBC and CNN are promoting a potential presidential candicacy by Hillary Rodham Clinton, threatening to blackball them from future GOP primary debates if they air planned programs on…

NYC to state top court: Review big-soda ban ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is asking the state’s highest court to take up the city’s effort to stop many eateries from selling super-sized, sugary drinks. The request had been expected and was made public Monday.…

Shooting at Central California taco shop kills 3

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Police say two people were killed and five wounded when a gunman opened fire overnight into a crowd outside a California taco restaurant. Police suspect the shooting in Salinas was gang-related and say an…

Microsoft billionaire donates to gorilla research

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $1 million to the Jane Goodall Institute to study and protect gorillas in Africa. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation says wildlife conservation projects in Africa will be a…

US court: Pa. school can’t ban ‘boobies’ bracelets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court won’t let a Pennsylvania school district ban “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets. In a novel case involving student free speech, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected claims that the…

Microsoft billionaire donates to gorilla research

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $1 million to the Jane Goodall Institute to study and protect gorillas in Africa. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation says wildlife conservation projects in Africa will be a…

Ga. man’s wallet found, returned after 24 years

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who lost his wallet while waterskiing in North Carolina now has it back — 24 years later. Burton Maugans of Acworth tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/15H6V3J) that he received a call from a…