Nuclear protester trial gets underway this week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An octogenarian nun and two codefendants used bolt cutters to cut through fences and spent about two hours inside a Tennessee national security plant that has had a hand in making, maintaining or dismantling…
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SC ex-governor Sanford seeks comeback from scandal

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Former Gov. Mark Sanford campaigned with prominent Republicans while businesswoman Elizabeth Colbert Busch appealed for votes as her campaign bus crossed South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District ahead of Tuesday’s special election. Sanford, a…

Jury deliberating Arias case adjourns for the day

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix jury is on its second day of deliberations in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. Jurors took a lunch break at noon Monday after…

Shania Twain announces fall show dates in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After nearly a decade-long hiatus marred by burnout, a painful divorce and physical problems that affected her ability to sing, country superstar Shania Twain said she’s finding her groove as a Las Vegas headliner.…

Feds add bigger, faster planes to wildfire fleet

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up for a tough wildfire season by adding to its large air tanker fleet seven planes that fly faster and will drop a bigger payload of fire…
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A-Rod on field for 1st time since hip surgery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the first time since surgery on his left hip almost four months ago. He joined a group of injured New York Yankees starters Monday at the…

Former MLB outfielder Otis Nixon arrested

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Former Major League outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta. A report from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says Nixon was pulled over just…

Woman accused of faking rape now faces fraud case

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan woman who appealed for money to fight her cancer was charged Monday with fraud, just a few days after she was accused in another case of falsely reporting a rape and using makeup…

Senate chairman pushed for arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is calling for the United States to provide weapons to vetted Syrian opposition groups battling President Bashar Assad’s forces in the 2-year-old civil war. Democratic Sen. Bob…

Figure in Attica prison uprising dies in Canada

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The only inmate convicted of murder following the 1971 Attica prison uprising has died in Canada, where he had made a name as a peace activist. The Coroners Service of British Columbia says 61-year-old…

FDA wants cancer warnings on tanning beds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA wants all tanning beds to…

Okla. honors actress Mary Kay Place for donation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature has recognized award-winning actress and Tulsa native Mary Kay Place for her donation to a planned popular culture museum in Tulsa. The star of “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” and “The Big…
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Kluwe says he’s been released by Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, bringing an end to his colorful and outspoken eight-year stay in Minnesota. Kluwe announced the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings GM Rick Spielman, a…