Ohio drivers likely to see construction zones

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State transportation officials are reminding Memorial Day drivers of Ohio’s roughly 1,000 construction zones. Ohio’s Departme……

Ohio fire marshal offers tips for safer cookouts

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The state fire marshal is urging Ohioans to take safety precautions while grilling outdoors during Memorial Day weekend and throughout the……

2-child limit for Muslims in parts of Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in…

Ohio officials offer cemetery complaint reminder

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are advising Ohioans of how to issue complaints against cemeteries as many prepare to pay their respects at gravesites over the M……

Rebuilt plazas open at east end of Ohio Turnpike

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Two rebuilt service plazas near the eastern end of the Ohio Turnpike opened in time for the busy holiday travel weekend. The Mahoning Valley and……

Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help stud……

Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must care for the loved ones…

Dozens march in Ukraine’s first-ever gay rally

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 50 gay rights activists have marched peacefully in the country’s first gay rally despite a court ban and attempts to disrupt the event. Participants of the Saturday’s rally in the Ukrainian capital,…

Anti-Muslim actions rise in UK over slain soldier

LONDON (AP) — Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation.…

In Ethiopia, African Union celebrates 50 years

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Dozens of African leaders met in the Ethiopian capital Saturday to mark 50 years since the founding of the African Union, a continentwide organization that helped liberate Africa from colonial masters and which…

Suicide bomber dies in blast in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an…

Female suicide bomber injures 11 in Russian region

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A female suicide bomber injured at least 11 police officers and civilians, including two children, in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, police said. Police spokesman Vyacheslav Gasanov said the bomber blew…

Jordan king says extremism ‘grown fat’ on conflict

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II says extremism has “grown fat” off of the longstanding conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. “Good faith talks must get going,” he said in Saturday remarks at the opening…

Jury foreman says life or death decision unfair

PHOENIX (AP) — They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn’t oppose the death penalty. But unlike spectators outside the courthouse who followed the case like a daytime soap opera and jumped to demand Jodi Arias’ execution, the jurors…

Judge: Ariz. sheriff’s office profiles Latinos

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.…

NTSB: Bridge collapse in Wash. is wake-up call

SEATTLE (AP) — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday the bridge collapse in Washington state is a wake-up call for the nation. “This is a really significant event and we need to learn from…

16 children, 1 teacher dead in Pakistan bus fire

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police say that a teacher was among the 17 burned to death in eastern Pakistan when a minibus taking children to school suddenly caught fire. Police earlier said that all 17 who died in…

Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city’s South-Western schools. The Columbus Dispatch…

Chile’s Indians take on world’s largest gold miner

EL CORRAL, Chile (AP) — The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world’s highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they’ve drunk straight from the glacier-fed river…

Obama’s new wordsmith believes in public service

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama decided to attend a memorial service in Arizona for victims of a deadly mass shooting that severely injured then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, he needed a speech. And fast. The service was in…