April 24, 2014

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Lawyer: Pa. stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school outside Pittsburgh was not a problem student or outcast like those who have been involved in other school violence across the country, and was “like a deer in the headlights” hours after the attack, frightened and depressed, his attorney Read More…

Cavs to play preseason game in Brazil

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, shoots against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October. The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 Read More…

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS’ late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that “The Colbert Report” host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years. Letterman has hosted “Late Show with David Letterman” since 1993. He turns 67 Saturday. Colbert says in a statement: Read More…

An open Masters? Tough to pick a favorite this year

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out. On the putting green in a quiet moment of practice was 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, one of a record 24 newcomers who has every reason to believe he can win. Read More…

VW tells US dealers to stop selling 4 models

Volkswagen is recalling four models, including the Passat. (AP photo)

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed. The order covers about 25,000 Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle convertible models equipped with 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions, spokesman Scott Vazin said Wednesday. They were built after Feb. 1. An “O-ring” Read More…

UPDATED: 4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said. The attack occurred in crowded hallways just minutes Read More…

PETA drops restaurant proposal for Jeffrey Dahmer house

The Bath, Ohio, childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer, where he committed his first murder is for sale for just under $300,000.  (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Paul Tople)

BATH, Ohio (AP) — A national animal welfare group says it has abandoned the idea of turning serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home in Ohio into a vegan restaurant. Moira Colley, spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tells The Akron Beacon Journal the group “won’t be able to move forward” with Read More…

UConn partying links men, women’s national title victories

Husein Becirovic of New Britain, Conn., left, Laura Purcell of Stoughton, Mass., center, and Yvonne Ambenge of Mansfield, Conn., right, cheer as they watch the broadcast of the UConn and Notre Dame women's NCAA title game Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The partying started Monday night on the UConn campus and spilled into Tuesday. And rightly so. It was in honor of the women’s basketball team, which beat Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, capturing a record ninth national title, and the men’s team, which beat Kentucky 60-54 in Arlington, Read More…

United vacating concourse at Cleveland Hopkins

A United Airlines employee staffs a ticketing counter at San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. United Airlines has announced it is vacating its concourse in Cleveland Hopkins. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials at the Cleveland airport are trying to determine the potential impact of United Airlines’ decision to vacate one of its concourses. The Plain Dealer reports that United notified the city and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Monday that it will consolidate all of its flights onto Concourse C, leaving the 16 gates Read More…

At 21, recovering Ill. heroin addict starts over

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  AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago streets last May as he headed to Read More…