Slippery Rock, NCAA sued over sickle cell death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a Slippery Rock University basketball player who died two years ago after collapsing during an intense practice have sued the school a……

Puget Sound VA ranks low in internal reviews

SEATTLE (AP) — The VA Puget Sound Health Care System mostly trailed the top performers in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care network in evaluations for ove……
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov welcomes his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem, left, prior to talks in Moscow on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Syria positive about giving up chemical weapons

Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, then destroy them to avert a U.S. strike, but did not offer a time frame or any other specifics.…

Rabies fear prompts NM to ban animal relocations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fear that a strain of rabies might spread from Arizona deeper into New Mexico has prompted New Mexico officials to prohibit releases of captu……

Review: Jimmy Webb spins another unique album

Jimmy Webb, “Still Within the Sound of My Voice” (E1) Jimmy Webb continues to recast his grand songwriting catalog on “Still Within the Sound of My Voice” through carefully produced duets with special guests, from veterans Kris Kristofferson…

Man flees sex charge, survives 4 months in Andes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A story of survival in the snow-covered Andes has taken a somber turn. Officials in Chile say the Uruguayan man who was lost for four months was fleeing from the law. Raul Gomez…

Review: Hymns populate posthumous Jones album

George Jones, “Amazing Grace” (Bandit/Welk) The first release of George Jones music following his death in April features the legendary singer on a collection of traditional hymns. Largely recorded in 2002, “Amazing Grace” finds Jones in full voice…

Review: Arctic Monkeys endure American love affair

Arctic Monkeys, “AM” (Domino) A woozy, psychedelic collection cooked up in the Californian desert, Arctic Monkeys’ latest album, “AM,” is the sound of Sheffield via San Francisco. Fans expecting anything approaching the kinetic, snot-punk blast of the English…

Canada guard pleads guilty in murder of colleagues

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A man charged with an armored car heist at a Canadian university that left three armed guards dead last year is pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Travis Baumgartner, 22, entered the plea Monday. He…

George Strait sets dates for last run on the road

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Strait will finish off his two-year farewell tour in the biggest house in his home state of Texas — the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. The country superstar held a rare news conference Monday…