Sources: FBI questions link between Va. gov, donor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The FBI has begun looking at the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of an investigation, two people with knowledge of…

Judge postpones hearing over Penn State lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has postponed a hearing on the NCAA’s request to dismiss Gov. Tom Corbett’s antitrust lawsuit over sanctions college sports’ governing body imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.…

Egypt investigates new student food poisoning case

CAIRO (AP) — A security official says that Egyptian authorities are investigating a new case of food poisoning at Al-Azhar, Cairo’s centuries-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning. The official says the investigation opened Tuesday. Some 160 university students…

Saudi authorities detain wanted Shiite

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi official says police have detained two men, including a Shiite Muslim accused of instigating violence, after a firefight in a restive eastern region. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki claimed…

Storming ministries, Libya’s militias put pressure

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Dozens of Libyan militiamen with trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns have surrounded the Justice Ministry building in Tripoli in the third consecutive day of escalating tensions in the Libyan capital. The militiamen sealed off…
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Two escape early morning fire

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Lawyer: Former ricin suspect’s home is unlivable

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys for a Mississippi man who was briefly charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and others are encouraged after speaking with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office about repairing or replacing…

Online poker is back: Legal website launches in NV

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based social gambling company says it will launch the first legal, real-money poker website in the United States. Ultimate Gaming will only accept wagers from players in Nevada for now, but the…

Obama administration simplifies health care form

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first draft was as mind-numbing and complex as tax forms. Now the Obama administration is unveiling a simplified application for health insurance benefits under the federal health care overhaul. Details to be released Tuesday…