Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son’s cackling chickens

CREEKSIDE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders. Creekside Fire Chief Pete Yacovone says David Wells escaped from his burning Indiana County home at around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after his son was awakened...

Tibetan director Pema Tseden hospitalized after scuffle

BEIJING (AP) — Tibetan film director Pema Tseden has been hospitalized following a scuffle at a Chinese airport, bringing an outpouring of support from fans on social media. Tseden’s producer Sonam said the director was detained Saturday following a dispute over left...

Former TV judge Joe Brown can't practice law in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown cannot practice law in Tennessee under an order from the state Supreme Court. According to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/292mXhT), the state’s highest court has placed Brown on disability inactive status,...
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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84

AP Photo/Judi Bottoni MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died...

New Las Vegas Club Has Edge Over NHL’s 2000 Expansion Teams

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With the new franchise’s prospects on the ice in front of them at the team’s first rookie camp, Minnesota Wild general manager Doug Risebrough sat down next to director of hockey operations Tom Lynn and asked for an initial assessment. The good...

Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s antiquities authority says an international research team has located a tunnel in Lithuania dug by Jewish prisoners trying to escape their Nazi captors during World War II. The authority said Wednesday the team from Israel, the U.S., Canada...

Mitsubishi Motors to accept orders after correcting mileage

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi is resuming sales of vehicles for which it had reported inflated mileage, after offering to compensate each buyer with 100,000 yen ($960) to make up for the extra gas. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday that it will start accepting orders for its...

Drug pusher deaths jump as Philippine leader takes office

AP Photo/Aaron Favila MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The bodies of dozens of suspected drug peddlers have turned up in the Philippines in recent weeks, providing an eerie backdrop to the swearing-in on Thursday of Rodrigo Duterte, who has warned of a bloody presidency in his...

United Arab Emirates to merge 2 Abu Dhabi investment funds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the United Arab Emirates has issued an order for the merging of two of the Gulf nation’s most prominent government wealth funds, streamlining the country’s investment strategy as it weathers a slump in oil...
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Trump's 'America First' echoes old isolationist rallying cry

AP Photo/Uncredited WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: “America First.” For students of U.S. history, that slogan harkens back to the tumultuous presidential election of...