Rally against looting ancient Egyptian necropolis

DAHSHOUR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian youths protested Monday at a key historic site, demanding that authorities put a stop to looting and construction that threatens one of the nation’s oldest pyramids and burial grounds. Illegal construction of a…

Man accused in Texas rampage denies killing woman

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Lawyers for a Houston man accused of capital murder for killing a bystander during a shooting rampage outside a Southeast Texas courthouse have wrapped up their case. Jurors are to begin deciding Tuesday after…
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SN Co. Commission rejects zoning change

At Monday's meeting Shawnee County Commissioners rejected a proposal to change property zoning at 7050 SW 21st Street to allow Custom Tree Care Inc, to relocate there.…

Musicians perform to benefit Texas plant victims

WEST, Texas (AP) — Musicians are working to help a Texas town decimated in a deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Officials with the Texas Thunder Festival on Monday announced next month’s performances will benefit emergency responders and schools in…

Ex-Teacher of Year avoids prison on NJ sex charge

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey county Teacher of the Year who admits having sex with a 15-year-old student from her honors English class has been spared prison time. A judge in Newark on Monday sentenced…

Soft-spoken Virginian holds sway on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Depending on whom you ask, Rep. Bob Goodlatte is either trying to stand in the way of landmark immigration legislation or he illustrates the new face of the GOP trying to find common ground on…

Rod Stewart, T.I. set for ‘Voice’ performances

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says it’s lining up musical artists including Rod Stewart to perform on “The Voice” in May. The network said Monday that Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will…

S&P 500 reaches new high, led by tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading the stock market higher, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to another record high. A pair of strong economic reports also encouraged investors Monday. Wages and spending rose in…

US urges NKorea to release detained American

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling on North Korea to immediately release on humanitarian grounds an American citizen facing charges that carry the death penalty. North Korea announced Saturday that Kenneth Bae (BAY) will be tried in…