Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data…

Feds: Terror suspect sought agent’s murder

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenager facing terrorism charges for allegedly trying to bomb a downtown Chicago bar is now accused of seeking to have an undercover FBI agent killed while the suspect was behind bars, prosecutors announced Thursday.…

Clapper to publish numbers of secret spying orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that he’ll now release figures every year on how many new top secret court orders and national security letters are issued and how many people are targeted because…

Football returns to Texas town hit by plant blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — Four months after the local fertilizer plant exploded, killing 15 people, transforming the lives of everyone in town and damaging buildings for blocks around, including their high school, the West Trojans were preparing to…

BP: Jindal admin ‘misrepresents’ company’s record

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP PLC says the Jindal administration has misrepresented its record in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including how much it has spent on cleanup. BP spokesman Geoff Morrell responded Thursday to comments…

Conjoined boys separated at US hospital

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of twins successfully separated after being born joined at the chest says she’s looking forward to holding the babies she once thought had no chance of survival. “I’m just so happy that they’re…

Police: NYC woman offers stamps to pay for murder

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they’ve arrested a woman after she offered an undercover officer a $60,000 stamp collection to kill her husband. Police say Elena Adams was arrested Thursday and charged with conspiracy…

Bruce Murray, former JPL director, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce C. Murray, who led the influential Jet Propulsion Laboratory and battled Washington and NASA over money, projects and policy, has died. He was 81. Murray died at his home early Thursday from complications…

Clapper to publish numbers of secret spying orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top intelligence official said Thursday that he’ll now release figures every year on how many new top secret court orders and national security letters are issued and how many people are targeted because…

Conjoined boys separated at Dallas hospital

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of twins successfully separated after being born joined at the chest says she’s looking forward to holding the babies she once thought had no chance of survival. “I’m just so happy that they’re…

Astor heir, 89, to parole officials: Regrets? Yes

NEW YORK (AP) — The 89-year-old son convicted of stealing millions of dollars from philanthropist Brooke Astor recently said he has regrets about what happened, a parole hearing document released Thursday shows. And when Anthony Marshall was asked…

Prosecutors ask for Holmes’ mental health records

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case said Thursday they want the mental health records of defendant James Holmes from the state hospital and from a university where Holmes was a graduate student. In a…

Bruce Murray, former JPL director, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory director Bruce C. Murray, who battled Washington and NASA over money, projects and policy, has died. He was 81. Murray died at his home in Oceanside at 4:57 a.m. Thursday…

2 kittens that stopped NYC subway service found

NEW YORK (AP) — Two kittens that briefly shut down New York City subway service have been found and rescued from the tracks. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Julie Glave says the kittens were discovered Thursday evening under the…

Court upholds 1st ban on gay-to-straight therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with California on Thursday and upheld the first law in the nation banning a psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay youth straight. In a resounding, unanimous opinion, a…

Ind. leaders establish ‘A-F’ school review panel

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of teachers, principals and superintendents will be tasked with rewriting Indiana’s school grading system in the wake of a grade-changing scandal that benefited a Republican donor’s school, state leaders announced Thursday. Lawmakers had…