US Rig Count Rises 16 This Week To 901; Texas Up 8

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 16 this week to 901. A year ago, 404 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 720 rigs sought oil and 180 explored for natural gas this week. One was...

GM Alderson Says Mets Making Changes In Handling Injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — With a bundle of key players on the disabled list, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says the team is making some changes to the way it handles injuries. Alderson is now meeting daily with the training staff, something he hasn’t always done in the past....

How did a drug bust in Bali become an Australian obsession?

AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati SYDNEY (AP) — She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. She is so notorious Down Under...

OSHA Proposes $280K Fine For Steel Plant Safety Violations

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal safety group says it has proposed a $280,000 fine against an Ohio steel plant for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the proposed fine Friday against...

Police: 81-year-old Man Kills Wife, Drives Himself To Jail

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old Ohio man killed his wife after an argument and then drove himself to jail. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) Donald Cleaver showed up at a county jail early Friday after 70-year-old Mary Cleaver was stabbed to death at the...

Police: Husband Kills Wife, Drives Himself To County Jail

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old Ohio man drove himself to jail after killing his wife during an argument. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) Donald Cleaver showed up at a county jail early Friday after 70-year-old Mary Cleaver was stabbed to death at the...

Colts Sign 3rd-round Pick Basham To Complete Rookie Class

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed third-round draft pick Tarell Basham, an outside linebacker from Ohio University. Terms of the deal were not released Friday, though draft picks normally sign three-year deals. The 6-foot-4, 262-pound Basham is the last of...

The Latest: Official says man tried to breach cockpit door

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a disturbance on a flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu (all times local): 1 p.m. A law enforcement official says a man who caused a disturbance on a flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu attempted to access the cockpit of the plane. The...

Officials: Man tried to get into cockpit on flight to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal agents met an American Airlines plane from Los Angeles when it landed in Honolulu on Friday and detained a man who had tried to get into the cockpit during the flight but was subdued by a crew member and another passenger, officials said. A law...

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon upbeat in cancer fight

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon felt like he was in a movie, as if he was watching somebody else’s life change and not his own. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher felt something “odd” in his groin and alerted trainers while on the...