Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

Student trying to impress woman gets stuck between buildings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh student trying to impress a woman by leaping from one rooftop to another instead fell into a narrow gap between the buildings near campus and had to be rescued, police said Tuesday.

  • Written by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

Cops: Man jailed for cutting sappy tree that hit apartments

PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man who believed sap from a tree next door was ruining his car, chopped it down, causing the tree to crash into an apartment building he owns, damaging it so badly it had to be condemned.


Some vacation spots quietly benefit as travelers avoid Zika

NEW YORK (AP) — With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation.

  • Written by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer