Incoming BSO director sidelined by concussion

BOSTON (AP) — The incoming director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood after suffering a concussion following a freak accident in Germany. The Boston Globe reported (http://bo.st/1aF1Ydz ) that Andris Nelsons recently…

Full dinosaur tail excavated in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican paleontologists say they have uncovered 50 vertebrae believed to be a full dinosaur tail in the northern desert of Coahuila state. The National Institute of Anthropology and History says the tail is about…

Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart…
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Kansas regulators considering new fracking rules

Kansas utility regulators are considering new rules to require oil and natural gas companies to disclose some information about the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing…

MLB star Ryan Braun suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday in the first penalty of baseball’s investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida…

Official: 10 hurt as landing gear collapses at NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say the nose gear of a plane landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport collapsed as the aircraft touched down on the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed safely and no…

Purdue profs blast Daniels on academic freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of Purdue University professors questioned their new school president’s commitment to academic freedom Monday following the release of emails showing that as governor Mitch Daniels tried to keep a liberal historian’s textbook out of…

Church, junior high help out Moore, Okla., schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School officials in the Oklahoma city of Moore say students whose schools were destroyed in the deadly May tornado will attend classes next month in a refurbished junior high school building and a local…

‘The Conjuring’ tops box office with $41.9M

“R.I.P.D.” was dead on arrival at the box office. Sony’s ghost-busting crime caper starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges opened in seventh place with $12.7 million, while the Warner Bros. haunted house thriller “The Conjuring” spooked up $41.9…

SF official: Unknown which fire truck killed girl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire truck that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor from China was not equipped with heat-sensing equipment that might have detected her in its path, a newspaper reported Monday.…