Cops: W. Pa. man barked at K-9 at DUI checkpoint

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with inciting Chaos. That’s the name of a police dog officers say was taunted by 26-year-old James Paul Andrews, of Cranberry Township, after the man was stopped…

Scalia expects NSA wiretaps to end up in court

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency. And he’s not sure that’s a good thing. Scalia spoke Wednesday in…

Nielsen’s top programs for Sept. 16-22

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 16-22. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Chicago at Pittsburgh, NBC, 20.51 million. 2. “Emmy Awards,” CBS, 17.76 million. 3. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 16.04…

LA students breach school iPads’ security

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school officials have halted home use of iPads after nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High made quick work of hacking through security so they could surf the Web and access social media…

A simple approach works for Elton John

NEW YORK (AP) — A step back in time proved to be a forward-looking move for Elton John. Upon the suggestion of producer T Bone Burnett, the 66-year-old singer reverted to a musical format he used when starting…

‘Doctor Sleep’ was a challenge for Stephen King

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop culture consumes authors, musicians and actors and quickly moves on. Only a few have staying power, and Stephen King is one of those rare figures. With the release this week of “Doctor Sleep,”…

Michael Jackson statue removed from Fulham

LONDON (AP) — The statue of Michael Jackson outside Premier League club Fulham has been hauled down. On the orders of new owner Shad Khan, the tribute to the late “King of Pop” was removed Wednesday from outside…

Octavia Spencer narrating audio for kids’ book

NEW YORK (AP) — Writing a children’s book isn’t enough for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She’s also narrating the audio edition. Spencer’s “The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit” comes out Oct. 15. It’s the first of two planned…