Wife of Conn. home invasion survivor pregnant

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion says he and his new wife are expecting a baby. Dr. William Petit and his wife Christine told WFSB-TV…

Legislation introduced in House to reform NCAA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Ohio introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would require NCAA schools to guarantee four-year scholarships to athletes who play collision sports and due process for schools accused of breaking…

Obama nominates James as Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a former assistant defense secretary and House staffer as secretary of the Air Force. The White House said Thursday that Deborah Lee James is Obama’s pick to replace Michael Donley,…

911 response questioned in fatal NJ bus crash

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bystanders who called 911 after a commuter bus hit a pole that fell onto a stroller, killing an 8-month-old, wondered why the emergency response took so long. On 911 tapes obtained by the…

Ramsay holds his tongue working with kid chefs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Ramsay’s softer side comes out when the chef presides over aspiring kid cooks on a new reality show. Ramsay said Thursday at the Television Critics Association meeting that kids between 8 and…

Sikh son first saw father at dad’s Wis. funeral

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — The first time 15-year-old Gurvinder Singh (sing) recalls seeing his father was in a coffin following last year’s shooting rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh (seek’) temple. Ranjit (rahn-JEET’) Singh left his family in…

Study: Hotter temperatures leads to hotter tempers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world gets warmer, people are more likely to get hot under the collar, scientists say. A massive new study finds that aggressive acts like committing violent crimes and waging war become more likely…

Green stain still shows on Lincoln Memorial in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three areas of the Lincoln Memorial statue still show faint signs of staining after a vandal splattered green paint at the site last week, National Park Service officials said Thursday. James Perry, the chief of…

Excerpts from Ohio kidnapper’s sentencing

Excerpts of testimony at Thursday’s sentencing of convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro: EXCERPTS FROM CASTRO’S TESTIMONY: People are trying to paint me as a monster, and I’m not a monster. I’m sick. My sexual problems been…

Pay attention when playing peek-a-boo with sheers

NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpected flash of skin under a sheer fabric can be sexy and sophisticated on a date, at a party, even in the office. But with anything much more than a sliver, it’s easy…

FBI: 2 arrested in NY in $100 million Ponzi scheme

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York businessmen have been freed on bond after their arrests on charges they ran a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors say Brian R. Callahan and his brother-in-law, Adam J. Manson, siphoned…

Teen Choice awards to feature Cyrus, Bullock

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darren Criss of “Glee” and Lucy Hale of “Pretty Little Liars” will co-host Teen Choice 2013, which will include a performance by country group Florida Georgia Line. Jenni “JWoww” Farley will host the teal…

Rajskub, Sutherland to reunite on ’24′ miniseries

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fan favorite Mary Lynn Rajskub is reteaming with Kiefer Sutherland for a 12-episode run of “24: Live Another Day” to debut next May on Fox. The network said Thursday at the Television Critics…