BARLETTO RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

Barletto Extradited

Update The New Castle woman charged with crashing into a police cruiser while fleeing from officers, killing a 60-year-old Shenango Township officer waived her extradition rights Thursday during her first court appearance since the crash.…
Las-Vegas-Sands

Las Vegas Sands case nears end after 9 years

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine years of litigation between a Hong Kong businessman and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is drawing to a close. Attorneys began closing arguments Thursday in the dispute between Las Vegas Sands and a fixer…
Yemen-Leader-Warning

Yemen’s leader warns of al-Qaida expansion

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The president of Yemen is warning that the al-Qaida branch in the country is expanding and is using assassinations and abductions of foreigners as a way to challenge the central authority. President Abed Rabbo…
GOP-Backs-Student-Loan-Idea

Republicans to back Obama’s student loan idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare victory on college loans. The GOP-led House Education and Workforce Committee is backing an idea in Obama’s budget proposal to link student loan interest…
CUSTODY

Ohio suspect’s brothers released from custody

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say the two brothers of the man accused of keeping women captive in his house have been released from custody. Police announced on Thursday afternoon that 54-year-old Pedro Castro and 50-year-old Onil Castro…
Castro-Brothers-Released

Ohio suspect’s brothers released from custody

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say the two brothers of the man accused of keeping women captive in his house have been released from custody. Police announced on Thursday afternoon that 54-year-old Pedro Castro and 50-year-old Onil Castro…
Wet-Seal-Lawsuit

Wet Seal to pay $7.5M in discrimination lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wet Seal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed by three of the retailer’s former emplo……

Same procedure, different bills at Pa. hospitals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A government release of health care billing information shows that Pennsylvania hospitals sometimes charge vastly different rates for the same me……
VENEZUELA

Venezuelan politics get personal, divide families

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A portrait of Hugo Chavez stared down from a black metal frame as Jose Pastano sipped coffee after dinner with his sons in the slum house he shares with 17 relatives on the western…

Ohio suspect’s brothers released from custody

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say the two brothers of the man accused of keeping women captive in his house have been released from custody. Police announced on Thu……
BABYNAMES

Most popular baby names for 2012

Top baby names for girls in 2012 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Isabella 4. Olivia 5. Ava 6. Emily 7. Abigail 8. Mia 9. Madison 10. Elizabeth ___ Top baby names for boys 1. Jacob 2. Mason 3.…
Mahoning County Children Services CSB

CSB to Merge

Update Officials with the county’s Job and Family Services and Children Services met Thursday with commissioners to discuss the agency’s impending merger.…
RXLAWSUIT

Largest US hospice company sued for Medicare fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Department of Justice is suing the hospice company founded by Florida Senate president, accusing it of submitting tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare claims for more than a decade, including…
ARIAS

Timeline of events in Jodi Arias murder case

PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias murder trial has drawn international attention for its graphic tales of sex and lies. The following is a timeline of some of the key events in the case: — September 2006: Arias…
Van-Maker-Shuts-Down

Van maker backed by Energy Dept. loans shuts down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan company that received a $50 million federal loan to make vans for the disabled has stopped production and laid off its 100 workers. Vehicle Production Group, or VPG, suspended operations in February after…
Nuclear-Protestors

Convicted nuclear protesters must stay in jail

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An elderly nun and two other nuclear protesters convicted of breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex and defacing the walls of a uranium processing plant are seeking release from jail as they await…
NORTHKOREA

NKorea: Detained American smuggled in propaganda

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says a Korean-American man sentenced last week to 15 years’ hard labor smuggled in unspecified inflammatory literature and tried to establish a base for anti-Pyongyang activities at a hotel in the…
Detroit-Services

For some Detroit services, call the D.I.Y. Dept.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New…