Latest: Texas officer faces murder charge in teen's death

AP Photo/LM Otero DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in suburban Dallas (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A Texas officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black 15-year-old who was inside a car leaving a party....

Joe Paterno's son elected to Penn State's board of trustees

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and staunch defender of his father’s legacy has been elected to the university’s board of trustees. Jay Paterno received the most votes in the alumni elections for trustee. “Being...

Column: Time to take a look in the mirror after ugly week

AP Photo/Charles Krupa Time to take a look in the mirror. From Adam Jones being taunted with racial slurs in Boston to monkey chants directed at an African soccer player in Italy, it’s clear that racism in sports remains a worldwide scourge. But we can’t rely on...

That's the Tooth: Celtics guard Thomas has more dental work

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas’ mouth is bearing the brunt of the physical playoff series between the Celtics and Wizards. TV viewers watched as one of Thomas’ front teeth flew out of his mouth in a collision with Washington’s Otto...

Gardner's 3-run, 2-out HR in 9th lifts Yanks over Cubs 3-2

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — Brett Gardner lined a slider from Hector Rondon into the right-field bleachers with two outs in the ninth inning for a three-run homer that lifted the New York Yankees over the World Series champion Chicago Cubs 3-2 in a dramatic series...

Slaying Of Camp Workers On California Beach May Be Solved

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The shocking slaying of two young Bible-camp workers found shot in the head on a Northern California beach more than a decade ago may finally be solved, officials said Friday. The young couple, Lindsay Cutshall, 22, and her fiance Jason Allen, 26, was...

The Latest: Murder Suspect Charged With Brother’s Slaying

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Sonoma County cold case killings (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The man suspected of killing a young couple camping on a Northern California beach was earlier charged with killing his younger brother. Shaun Gallon was arrested and charged...

US Rig Count Rises 7 This Week To 877; Texas Up 6

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 877. A year ago, only 415 rigs were active amid a slump in energy prices. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 703 rigs sought oil and 173...

Prosecution of Oklahoma pipe shop leaves residents perplexed

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — For years, attempts to open up shops in this left-leaning college town to sell things like rolling papers and smoking accessories have faced a harsh crackdown from local law enforcement. Officers raided stores, confiscated...

By Tennessee law, words have 'natural and ordinary' meanings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation requiring words in Tennessee law to be interpreted as having their “natural and ordinary meaning.” Gay rights groups called it a sneaky way of denying same-sex couples the legal rights...