• Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail. Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani ordered sheriff's deputies to handcuff 58-year-old Gisele Paris and immediately take her to...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State John Kerry. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016. ___ CBS' "Face the...

  • Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts....

  • Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they arrived. The event was hosted by the Oklahoma chapter of the...

  • Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

    Updated: 12 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fractured skull suffered by an infant nearly two decades ago at the hands of his father might become a factor as lawyers defend the now 19-year-old man against charges connected to the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle, his lawyer said Friday....

  • Fashion publishing legend John B. Fairchild dead at 87

    Updated: 13 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87. Fairchild headed his family's publishing business, Fairchild...

  • Louisiana governor's budget: Avoid tax hikes, but limit cuts

    Updated: 27 min ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offers a $24.6 billion state budget proposal, the potential presidential hopeful is seeking to protect his longstanding refusal to raise taxes while avoiding deep slashes to health care and colleges that might damage a national...

  • US rig count decreases 43 to 1,267

    Updated: 28 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,267 amid depressed oil prices. The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report that 86 rigs were exploring for oil and...

  • Miss America Organization president is stepping down

    Updated: 28 min ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm. Sharon Pearce has served the group for the past nine years. She became president in 2013. The organization announced Friday that Sam Haskell, its chairman...

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans

    Updated: 28 min ago

    More than 250,000 hand trucks are being recalled this week because of a faulty wheel hub. Other consumer products being recalled this week include faulty ceiling fans and electric cooking ranges. Here's a more detailed look: CONVERTIBLE HAND TRUCKS DETAILS: Cosco Home & Office...

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