US Journalist Recovers; Ebola ‘czar’ Gets To Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama’s new Ebola “czar” got to work trying to pull together a coherent...

Macedonia police: Man robs graves for gold teeth

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia may have found its ultimate gold digger. Police in the tiny Balkan country say a 52-year-old guard at an Orthodox Christian cemetery was detained after alleged opening graves to prize gold teeth and dentures and reselling them. The...

Pennsylvania man in trouble for painting Main St

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Some people paint the town. A western Pennsylvania man just painted a little stretch of Main Street, and now he’s in trouble for it. The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1nyXsHT ) says 55-year-old John Cherok II faces a...
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Bear cub strolls through Oregon drug store

Buy AP Photo Reprints ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store were surprised by a bear cub scurrying down the aisles. Witnesses say the cub first showed up Sunday at a nearby hotel, hopped out a window and crossed the street to the Rite Aid in Ashland,...

Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner’s southern New Jersey home. Stafford Township Police Capt. Tom Dellane says Rocky was found around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, a day after fleeing from Ginny Fine’s...
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Man’s ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

Buy AP Photo Reprints SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway. Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James...

Ohio Group Removes Illegally-placed Campaign Signs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of people in central Ohio says they’re tired of seeing politician’s campaign signs in public places and they’re taking them down. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) a group that calls itself the Columbus Sign Ninjas is removing...

North Korean Detainee Reunites With Family In Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. A plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, where he had an emotional reunion with his...

North Korean Detainee Lands Back Home In Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle (FOWL’) landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. The State Department...

North Korean Detainee Lands Back Home In Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle (FOWL’) landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. The State Department...