Ocean Spray releases cranberry harvest estimate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — This year’s cranberry harvest is expected to be about 11 million barrels worldwide, or about the same as last year’s. That’s according to Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the nation’s largest cranberry processor. Ocean Spray is…

TD Bank pays $52.5M in charges tied to Ponzi scam

WASHINGTON (AP) — TD Bank is paying $52.5 million to settle U.S. civil charges after regulators accused the bank of failing to report suspicious activity in accounts linked to a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. The Securities and Exchange…

Abercrombie settles Calif. suits over head scarves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers announced Monday. The…

Cherokee child handed over to adoptive parents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The adoptive parents and biological father of a 4-year-old Cherokee girl have failed to reach a custody agreement after a week of negotiations in Oklahoma. The judge assigned to the case by the Oklahoma…
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Topeka man sentenced for armed robbery

A Topeka man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for taking part in an armed robbery at a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant…

German group claims iPhone fingerprint hack

BERLIN (AP) — The fingerprint-based security system used to unlock Apple’s latest iPhone can be bypassed using a household printer and some wood glue, a German hacking group has claimed. A spokesman for the Chaos Computer Club said…

UConn’s Olander pleads to driving without license

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut forward Tyler Olander has pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Olander was suspended from the basketball team indefinitely earlier this month after he was charged with operating under the influence of drugs…

Franco victims greet Argentine probe

MADRID (AP) — Three people who claim they were tortured during Spain’s Franco dictatorship said Monday they hope arrest warrants issued last week by Argentina will help bring some of the perpetrators to justice and finally open up…

Lebanese troops deploy in Hezbollah stronghold

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers and policemen have begun deploying in Hezbollah strongholds south of Beirut after officials said they had reached a deal with the militant group to return a government presence to the area.…

10 killed in massacre near Mexican border city

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Ten people are dead near the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez after gunmen burst into an after-game party at a private home. The dead include a seven-year-old girl, her mother and…

US experts: NKorea can likely build key nuke parts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean scientists are able to build crucial equipment for uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, cutting the need for imports that had been one of the few ways outsiders could monitor the…

Spy Museum considers move to historic DC library

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Spy Museum, one of the most popular attractions in the nation’s capital over the past decade, is considering a move to a historic library that would give it more space for exhibits and…

Obama endorses de Blasio for NYC mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama endorsed fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio on Monday in the race for New York City mayor. Obama, in a statement, hailed de Blasio’s vision of “progressive change,” a campaign theme similar…