Northwestern teacher, Oxford staffer jailed in stabbing case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Far from their prestigious campuses, a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford finance officer were jailed in the San Francisco area Saturday after eight days as fugitives sought in the death of a young hairdresser in Chicago...

The Latest: Marshal describes surrender in Chicago killing

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the California arrests of Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man (all times local): 5 p.m. A deputy U.S. marshal involved in the surrender of a Northwestern University...

US in rare bull's-eye for total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse. The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on Aug. 21, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its path crossing the U.S. from sea to shining sea for...

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended amid investigation

AP Photo/Richard Drew LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News said Saturday that it has suspended Eric Bolling, the co-host of its late-afternoon news program “The Specialists,” while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers. A network spokesperson...

Police confirm Minnesota mosque was attacked, FBI takes lead

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam’s office but not injuring anyone, an official said. The local police department...

Pallet yard fire contained, but smoldering

The fire at BR Pallet is in control but there are still some smoldering spots, said Vanlue Fire Chief Mark Price Saturday. The fire, at 21395 Hancock County 7, Alvada, was reported yesterday at 6:30 p.m. Price said the department used water from surrounding ponds and from...

Chappelle on 30 years in showbiz and sensitivity in comedy

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert NEW YORK (AP) — As Dave Chappelle reflects on spending 30 years in comedy, he says he’s grateful and humble to still be living his dreams onstage. “In all honesty, I mostly feel grateful that I survived it, and that I’m able to...

Nation's oldest coal-fired steamboat returns to Mystic River

A 109-year-old coal-fired steamboat returned to cruising the Mystic River after a more than two-year restoration project. The Sabino, billed by the Mystic Seaport maritime museum as the nation’s oldest coal-fired steamboat in regular operation, resumed public cruises...

Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

AP Photo/Andre Penner SAO PAULO (AP) — The South American trade bloc Mercosur has suspended Venezuela for failing to follow democratic norms amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Venezuela was previously suspended in December for failing to uphold commitments it...

The Latest: Minnesota mosque blast was in imam's office

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a reported explosion at a Minnesota mosque (all times local): 11:05 a.m. An official from a suburban Minneapolis mosque where an early morning explosion occurred says the blast happened in the imam’s office during the first...