Boston CF Ellsbury put in boot, no date for return

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is now wearing a protective boot on his injured right foot, and there is no timetable for his return to the lineup. “I don’t think we’re looking…

Widespread Brazil protests mark independence day

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter anti-government protesters who interrupted an independence day military parade in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, and demonstrations in dozens of other cities led to…

Bloomberg says de Blasio running “racist” campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the leading Democrat vying to replace him is running a “racist” campaign. Bloomberg made the comment about candidate Bill de Blasio in an interview with New York…

Cavallari made to post bond after traffic stop

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Police say former reality TV star and fashion designer Kristin Cavallari was stopped for speeding in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. Because she was driving without an Illinois license, Cavallari was escorted to the…

Indonesia moves Miss World final round to Bali

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s government has moved the final round of the Miss World pageant from main Java island to the resort island of Bali amid protests by hard-line Muslims against the contest, an official said Saturday.…

Worcester pharmacy to pay $1.6M over violations

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Worcester pharmacy will pay $1.6 million to settle allegations that it broke state laws by automatically refilling prescri……

Egypt launches new assault against Sinai militants

CAIRO (AP) — Officials at Cairo’s international airport say a flight to London was delayed after security services received a tip concerning a possible bomb attack on the plane. The officials said an anonymous caller told state security…

Towers scrape new heights with ‘vanity’ spires

NEW YORK (AP) — Tall buildings just aren’t what they used to be. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released a report noting that the developers of many new super-skyscrapers have been sticking huge, “useless”…

Congo president vows to keep country united

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s president vowed Saturday to keep the vast Central African country united amid rebellion in the east, saying that government troops were ready to resume fighting if upcoming peace talks stall yet again. In…

The slogan of NYC mayor’s race: the middle class

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s become the common catchphrase for those seeking to lead the nation’s biggest city: New York is increasingly out of reach for the middle class. That sounds inarguable in the home of the $125…

Ohio hospital fights suit over botched transplant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo Medical Center is fighting a wrongful dismissal lawsuit by a nurse fired after a botched kidney transplant. The nurse, Mel……

Pakistan militants prepare for war in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants in Pakistan’s most populous province are said to be training for what they expect will be an ethnic-based civil war in neighboring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw in 16 months, according to analysts and…

Former Greenbrier chef now stars in ‘Recipe Rehab’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — He’s competed in the culinary Olympics, led a team at a global cooking competition in France and produced countless photo-worthy dishes for guests at southern West Virginia’s world-class resort, The Greenbrier. But Richard Rosendale,…