2 teens hurt in fall at Ga.’s Stone Mountain park

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police say two teenagers were hospitalized with serious injuries after they fell several hundred feet from a cliff at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, outside Atlanta. Park spokesman John Bankhead said the two were…

Napolitano visits border en route to Mexico City

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Security cooperation with Mexico is as good as it has ever been with the new administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. Napolitano, who is leaving her…

College student loses lawsuit over lusty writings

DETROIT (AP) — A college student suspended for writing an essay called “Hot for Teacher” has no First Amendment right to express his sexual attraction to his instructor, a judge said Tuesday. Joseph Corlett’s lawsuit was dismissed by…

Police: Car crashes into Md. store, bystanders hit

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man was behind the wheel of a car that slammed into a Sam’s Club wholesale store in suburban Washington, injuring three people, including a man who suffered a leg amputation.…

Rodgers’ Twitter bet over Braun attracts attention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One NFL fan is having a little fun with Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers over his vociferous support of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. It all started when Todd Sutton tweeted last year that…

White House backs student loan compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years. The White House on Tuesday released a statement urging swift…

NC lawmakers pass sweeping changes to gun laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have approved a bill greatly expanding where concealed handguns are legally allowed. The Republican-backed bill approved by both the House and Senate on Tuesday allows concealed-carry permit holders to take firearms…

Armstrong urges judge to dismiss govt lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyclist Lance Armstrong urged a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss the Justice Department’s False Claims Act lawsuit against him, arguing that that the Postal Service got its money’s worth out of its sponsorship deal and…

First lady asks for Latinos’ help on health care

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michelle Obama urged Latino activists on Tuesday to help sign people up for her husband’s health care overhaul, especially the millions of younger, healthier people the system will need to offset the cost of…

2 brothers plead guilty in Denver bar killings

DENVER (AP) — Two brothers accused of killing five people at a Denver bar during a robbery and then setting the building on fire to destroy evidence have pleaded guilty in deals with prosecutors. Joseph Hill, 27, pleaded…

Orioles acquire K-Rod from Brewers for prospect

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles bolstered their bullpen with a late-inning arm Tuesday, acquiring reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the last-place Milwaukee Brewers for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico. “We’re not playing for (anything) here. But…

Explosion in at Egypt security building injures 16

CAIRO (AP) — Security officials say a bomb blast in front of a security building in one of Egypt’s Nile Delta cities has injured 16 people. The officials say the bomb exploded just after midnight Wednesday outside the…

The Romantics settle lawsuit with ex-band member

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The Romantics have settled a lawsuit filed by a former bandmate over royalties. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/15etEUA ) the agreement was reached Tuesday after nearly six hours of mediation and averted a trial…