Lawyer: 25 of 31 expected to settle with Penn St.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer brought in by Penn State to help resolve civil claims with former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse victims said Monday he expects 25 of 31 to be settled by the…

Stock market down for a fourth day in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing lower for the fourth day in a row, the first time that’s happened this year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,010 Monday.…

Beatrice Kozera, girl in Kerouac book, dies at 92

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Beatrice Kozera, the Los Angeles-born woman whose fleeting relationship with novelist Jack Kerouac was chronicled in “On the Road,” has died. She was 92. Tim Hernandez, a friend of Kozera’s family, said Monday the…

Benghazi aftershocks affecting US policy in Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi is affecting U.S. policy in coup-wracked Egypt. The assault in Libya was cited as a reason for closing some 20 American embassies and consulates…

CHP officer killed on Vegas Strip was groom-to-be

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer about to head home from his bachelor party was killed and his brother-in-law was severely injured when they tried to stop a man from stealing the officer’s pickup…

Cancer Society to hold study in Natchez

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The American Cancer Society will be conducting a study in Natchez this week to investigate causes of cancer. The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.l……

Fed says big banks must improve financial cushions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the nation’s largest banks need to do a better job of determining how much capital they need to cushion against a future crisis. The Fed says a study shows that banks…

4 dead, 1 injured in vehicle-train crash in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are dead and one other injured after their vehicle drove into the path of a freight train in Fresno, authorities said on Monday. A 2002 Chevrolet Lumina carrying five people drove onto…

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Duluth News Tribune, Aug. 16 Don’t let politics foil needed help Last summer we in Duluth and in the Northland were the ones watching from afar, flabbergasted, w……
Eileen Battisti frowns as she talks about the situation that led up to a court decision about her home as she sits on the stairs in front of the house on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Aliquippa, Pa. The home valued at $280,000 sold at auction over $6.30 in unpaid interest. Battisti won a court decision Monday Aug. 19, allowing her a fresh opportunity to argue she should not lose her home. The Commonwealth Court ruled it was a mistake for a Beaver County judge to rule against her without first holding an evidentiary hearing. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Widow who lost $280k home over $6 gets hearing

A western Pennsylvania woman whose $280,000 home was sold at auction over $6.30 in unpaid interest won a court decision Monday allowing her a fresh opportunity to argue she should not lose her home.…

1st case of West Nile virus in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Shelby County this year. The Shelby County Health Department said Mond……

NJ Senate amends kids’ medical pot proposal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate has accepted Gov. Chris Christie’s changes to a law that would give chronically ill children easier access to medical mari……