RI Blood Center opens new lab

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Blood Center is opening a new 20,000-square-foot laboratory for the testing of donated blood from Rhode Island and many hospi……

’12 Angry Men’ makes for drama in Ohio courtroom

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio acting group is putting a literal twist on courtroom drama with a staging of “12 Angry Men” at the 133-year-old Union County courthouse. Actors portraying the titular characters will sit in…

Held by militia, Gadhafi son misses Libya hearing

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The son of Libya’s former dictator Moammar Gadhafi missed a court hearing Thursday after the militia holding him refused to send him to the capital, underscoring the continued weakness of the central government after…

Pope Francis reflects on priorities, influences

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, reflected on his style, influences and priorities as pope in an interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit journal in Rome, which published the remarks Thursday. Here are…

Norman Rockwell masterpieces coming to NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Three popular Norman Rockwell masterpieces are heading to a New York City auction. Sotheby’s says “Saying Grace,” ”The Gossips” and “Walking to Church” are among seven works by The Saturday Evening Post illustrator going…

AP-MO–Missouri News Coverage Advisory, MO

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Missouri. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome……

Detroit bankruptcy judge to hear from residents

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit residents are getting a chance to tell a judge why they oppose their city’s bankruptcy, but they’ll have to be quick. Nearly 100 people, including former city workers and longtime residents, are scheduled to…

Joan Allen back at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre

CHICAGO (AP) — More than two decades after she last acted on the Steppenwolf stage, Joan Allen has returned to the theater where she started her career as the lead in the company’s season premiere. Allen stars as…

Montana has 2 West Nile virus deaths

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State health officials say two men from eastern Montana have died after contracting West Nile virus. The Department of Public Health and Human Ser……

Fairbanks mental health organization cuts staff

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A new version of the organization that provides mental health services in Fairbanks has reopened with a smaller staff. The newly formed and sm……

Obama promises veto of ‘Obamacare’ defunding bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is promising that President Barack Obama would veto GOP-backed legislation that would gut his signature health care law. In an official statement, the White House said the effort to “defund ‘Obamacare’” would…

Foul-mouthed Pa. chief could learn fate

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — A suspended Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos in which he shot borough-owned automatic weapons while shouting obscenities about liberals and the Second Amendment says he has nothing to apologize for. Gilberton Chief…

Nearly 40 percent of Rim Fire land a moonscape

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned there in centuries.…