More rain is forecast for Southwest after monsoonal soaking

AP Photo/Alan Clendenning PHOENIX (AP) — Parts of the Southwest were getting a second soaking Wednesday, a day after monsoon rains swamped the desert region, stranding drivers, flooding streets and prompting water rescues. Forecasters warned of the potential of more...

London police say knife attack leaves 1 dead, 5 hurt

LONDON (AP) — A woman has died and five others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of London, the police said Thursday. A statement from the London Metropolitan Police said the attack happened late Wednesday in Russell Square, which is near the British Museum....

Hurricane Earl aims for Belize, threatens rains and floods

AP Photo/Luis Soto BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Earl strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday as it roared toward a nighttime landfall in the Caribbean nation of Belize, brushing by Honduras’ northern coast and leaving felled trees and power lines in its wake. The storm...

Wait over for Pokemon Go in Brazil ahead of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Olympians can now go for their “Pokemon Go” medals. The hit, augmented reality game, in which players roam around the real-life world to collect virtual monsters and medals, became available in Brazil late Wednesday. There had been much...

State Wants Explanation Of Mackinac Pipeline Anchor Shortage

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials are demanding an explanation after being notified by Enbridge Energy Partners that more steel supports are needed for twin oil pipelines running beneath the waterway that links Lakes Michigan and Huron. The Straits of Mackinac pipes...

Priest Gets 5 Years’ Prison For $1.9M Theft From Ohio Church

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 75-year-old Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to stealing $1.9 million from a southwest Ohio church he led has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Rev. Earl Simone said he was sorry and that apologies aren’t enough. His plea...

Modest Mouse singer cited in Portland vehicle crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say the lead singer of the band Modest Mouse was cited for crashing into a City of Portland pickup truck after falling asleep at the wheel. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://goo.gl/cUY2an ) Isaac Brock failed to stop Wednesday morning as...

Mariah Carey playfully promotes docuseries 'Mariah's World'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Carey called on six half-naked muscle men, champagne and lots of attitude as she playfully promoted her upcoming docuseries, “Mariah’s World.” Carey made her entrance for a roomful of TV critics after the shirtless...

L-B teachers’ contract approved

Liberty-Benton School District teachers will get a pay raise for the next three years, per a contract approved by the board of education Wednesday night. The Liberty-Benton Board of Education unanimously approved the three-year contract, running from July 1 to June 30, 2019, with...

Ohio Judge Won’t Dismiss Claims Against Pilot Flying J

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge won’t dismiss breach-of-contract and other claims against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Several companies have sued Pilot Flying J in connection with a...