NBA’s Lamar Odom charged with DUI in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball star Lamar Odom has been charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, nearly two weeks after his Mercedes-Benz was pulled over on a Southern California freeway. The Los Angeles city…

UN inspector: Syria report done this weekend

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The head of the U.N. chemical weapons inspection team says he has completed his report on Syria and will deliver it to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York this weekend. Speaking by telephone from…

Crow in La Crosse tests positive for West Nile

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A dead crow is the first bird to test positive for the West Nile virus in La Crosse County since health officials began testing in May. The virus is sp……
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Hawaii can’t fit woman’s last name on license

A Hawaii woman’s last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 letters and 19 syllables in all. And it’s so long that she couldn’t get a driver’s license with her correct name.…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — President Barack Obama. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” —…

Oil slips as Syria talks continue

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil eased below $108 a barrel Friday as the U.S. and Russia held discussions in Geneva aimed at getting Syria to give up its chemical weapons. By midday in New York,…

Ex-Surgeon General returns to Xavier NO

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is returning to Xavier University in New Orleans as the holder of a chair in public health sciences endow……

Appeals court upholds slugger Bonds’ conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bond’s obstruction of justice conviction stemming from his 2003 testimony to a grand jury investigating performance enhancing drug use among…

Dengue outbreak up to 18 cases in 2 Fla cities

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Public health workers are collecting blood samples from 300 people on Florida’s Treasure Coast, where 18 cases of a mosquito-borne illness……