Pa. police chief suspended after video profanities

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — A small-town police chief who appears in online videos using profanity and shooting automatic weapons has been suspended for 30 days without pay. The borough council of Gilberton voted 5-1 at a meeting Wednesday…

Official says gangs in 40 percent of Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran gangs have expanded in the last decade and are now in 40 percent of the Central American country’s territory, with gang members increasingly targeting people in the middle class, an official said Wednesday.…

NYC mayoral hopefuls adjust to Weiner collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn suddenly finds herself in demand on national political television talk shows, and they all want to ask her the same question: Should Anthony Weiner drop out of the race? Quinn,…
50,100 pounds recalled

Ground beef recalled from Kansas plant

Possible E.coli contamination has prompted the U.S.D.A. to recall 50,100 pounds of ground beef products from National Beef Packing Company.…

Mississippi mayoral election case ends in mistrial

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A jury trial over a lawsuit contesting the results of a Mississippi mayoral election has ended in a mistrial and left incumbent Johnny DuPree, who was the 2011 Democratic nominee for governor, in office…

Rare foul flower spreads stench at Calif. college

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The corpse flower has come alive. The huge, rare and famously putrid Indonesian flower is blooming for one day Wednesday, spreading its stench across the University of California, Santa Barbara. The university said…

Orioles get Norris in quiet trade-deadline day

In the playoff mix for a second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade-deadline day, acquiring Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox. Hoping to catch the NL West-leading…

Whistleblower suit: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid

ATLANTA (AP) — Two large hospital operators paid kickbacks to clinics that directed expectant mothers living in the country illegally to their hospitals and filed fr……

Whistleblower suit: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid

ATLANTA (AP) — Two large hospital operators paid kickbacks to clinics that directed expectant mothers living in the country illegally to their hospitals and filed fr……

Whistleblower suit: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid

ATLANTA (AP) — Two large hospital operators paid kickbacks to clinics that directed expectant mothers living in the country illegally to their hospitals and filed fr……

Former US ambassador to Venezuela files bribe suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. ambassador to Venezuela and an outspoken critic of public corruption in that country has sued three Venezuelan businessmen in New York, claiming they secured lucrative power plant construction contracts by paying…

Illinois governor to sign medical marijuana bill

CHICAGO (AP) — After months of keeping his decision-making close to the vest, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Thursday that will make the state the 20th in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical…