Mia Farrow’s brother makes Alford plea in sex case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The brother of actress Mia Farrow has entered an Alford plea in a Maryland court to two counts of sexually abusing two boys. The Capital of Annapolis reports (http://bit.ly/13jEYLS) that John Villers-Farrow of Edgewater…

War’s US legacies: permanent troops and 7,900 MIAs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty years after it finished fighting in Korea, the U.S. is still struggling with two legacies that are reminders of the costs — political, military and human — that war can impose on the generations…

4 dead in early-morning shooting in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man faces four counts of first-degree murder after police say he fatally shot four people early Friday, including an elderly father and his son who were delivering newspapers when they apparently…

United, ANA find wire problems on 787 transmitters

Two airlines disclosed issues with the wiring on their Boeing 787′s emergency transmitters, the same part of the plane that is getting close scrutiny after a parked jet burned earlier this month. United Airlines said Friday that it…

Producer pleads guilty in NY online gambling case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Hollywood producer has pleaded guilty in New York for his role in a high-stakes sports betting business run by an organized-crime enterprise. Bryan Zuriff is executive producer of the Showtime series “Ray Donovan.”…

Mitchell’s tenacity led to US energy boom

NEW YORK (AP) — The technological breakthrough pioneered by George P. Mitchell, the billionaire Texas oilman and philanthropist who died Friday at age 94, reversed the fortunes of the U.S. energy industry and reshaped the global energy landscape.…

99-year-old woman from Iran becomes US citizen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In nearly a century since her Iranian birth, Khatoun Khoykani has lived through revolutions and world wars. Now, 15 years after moving to the United States, the 99-year-old can add to the list the…

Mitchell’s tenacity led to US energy boom

NEW YORK (AP) — The technological breakthrough pioneered by George P. Mitchell, the billionaire Texas oilman and philanthropist who died Friday at age 94, reversed the fortunes of the U.S. energy industry and reshaped the global energy landscape.…

Ohio bank repossess wrong house; owner wants $18K

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bank says a bad GPS navigator is the reason it repossessed the wrong house — and threw out all the possessions inside. Homeowner Katie Barnett says her McArthur home was wrongly repossessed…

Man accused of tweet-stalking Ashanti in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — An Illinois man who served jail time for stalking R&B singer Ashanti has been indicted in New York for again stalking and harassing the Grammy Award-winner. Prosecutors say Devar Hurd was indicted Friday in…

Meghan McCain gets own show on new TV network

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meghan McCain is getting her own show on a new TV network targeting the generation of Americans known as millennials. “Raising McCain” will debut on Pivot, a general entertainment network that launches Aug.…

Boy rescued from sand dune released from rehab

CHICAGO (AP) — A 6-year-old Illinois boy who survived being buried under a sand dune in Indiana has been released from rehabilitative care at a children’s hospital in Chicago. La Rabida Children’s Hospital says Nathan Woessner (WAYZ’-ner) of…

Wisconsin woman gets 5 years in starvation case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of torturing her teenage stepdaughter, locking her in the basement and starving her down to 68 pounds was sentenced Friday to five years in prison by a judge who said…

ResCap paying $198M for US foreclosure claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage lender Residential Capital LLC is paying about $198 million to settle federal complaints that it wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners. The Federal Reserve announced the agreement Friday with the company, known as ResCap. The settlement…

Suspicious device leads to SF Bay Bridge closure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspicious device forced authorities to temporarily shut down the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, snarling traffic on both sides of the bridge. California Highway Patrol Officer Sam Morgan says authorities were notified around 1…

AP sources: Obama to meet with House, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet separately Wednesday with House and Senate Democrats to discuss upcoming challenges on issues like the economy and the rollout of Obama’s health care law. That’s according to several Democratic…