2 women, missing for a decade, found alive in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two women who went missing as teenagers about a decade ago were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, within a few miles of where they disappeared. Cheering crowds gathered Monday…
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3 missing women found in Ohio, 3 brothers arrested

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two women who went missing as teenagers about a decade ago were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, within a few miles of where they disappeared. Cheering crowds gathered Monday…
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Biden asks clergy to make moral argument on guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is asking pastors, rabbis and nuns to help make the moral argument to their followers for gun control legislation. Biden met for two-and-a-half hours with leaders from various faith communities. Participants…

Artery abnormality cited in Pa. runner’s death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a runner who collapsed and died during the half-marathon competition of the Pittsburgh Marathon had an inh……
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New satellite appears to be working flawlessly

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A new satellite hovering nearly 450 miles above the Earth appears to working flawlessly as it embarks on a 10-year mission to document the planet’s surface, scientists and engineers at the U.S. Geological…
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Fortune 500′s winners & losers and other trivia

Wal-Mart regained the No. 1 title on Fortune’s 2013 list of the top 500 companies, with Exxon Mobil dropping back to runner-up. According to Fortune, the world’s biggest retailer has held the top spot nine times since 1955,…

Probation in shooting of costumed Pa. child

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been placed on two years’ probation in the shooting of a costumed child that police said he mistook for an animal……

Wal-Mart Stores takes back top spot in Fortune 500

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. once again leads Fortune’s list of the 500 biggest U.S. companies by revenue, as the world’s biggest retailer succeeded in posting strong growth despite a challenging economy for its shoppers. The…
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Senate Passes Online Tax Bill

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes. …

Williams-Sonoma to pay $987,500 penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housewares retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to pay a $987,500 civil penalty to settle charges that it failed to immediately report a defect in Pottery Barn wooden hammock stands. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which…

Ammonium nitrate was explosive in West plant blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials have determined that ammonium nitrate stored at a Texas fertilizer plant is what exploded on April 17, killing 14 people and injuring hundreds. The finding was expected, and officials had said they were…
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The End Of An Era

In its heyday, the Route 422 strip that ran from Alberini’s in Niles to the Brown Derby in Warren featured the finest restaurants anywhere. But with the recent closing of Alberini’s, Café 422 is the only one of the old-time restaurants left.…
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Fallen Officer Remembered

Hundreds of people poured into a New Castle church Monday to say goodbye to Shenango Township police officer Jerry McCarthy. …

Clinton announces Latin America initiative

NEW YORK (AP) — The Clinton Global Initiative is taking its formula of a powerhouse gathering of global leaders to a new part of the world. Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first Clinton Global Initiative…

In Calif, some ships plug in to power up

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In less than a year, many of the towering cargo ships loading and unloading goods at California ports won’t just tie up at dock — they’ll also plug in. In January, the state…

Diplomat: US team stopped from going to Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of U.S. special forces ready to head to Benghazi, Libya, after the assault on the American diplomatic mission had ended was told to stand down, according to a former top diplomat. Gregory Hicks…

Man convicted in courthouse death erupts in court

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Houston man convicted of capital murder for a slaying during a shooting spree last year outside a Texas courthouse called his case a “mockery of justice” and a “lynching” during a profanity-filled tirade…

Where notorious criminals have been buried

Whether it’s a genocidal dictator or a gunman behind a mass shooting, debate often flares over where the notorious should be laid to rest. Concerns about gravesite vandalism, possible backlash from the public and some sites becoming shrines…

Mass. funeral director chasing burial offers

BOSTON (AP) — A friend of the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was released from federal custody Monday amid a swell of support from family and friends as a Massachusetts funeral director tried to find a…

At California port, some ships plug in to power up

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In less than a year, many of the diesel-powered cargo ships docking at California ports won’t just tie up — they’ll also plug in. The Port of Long Beach, the second-busiest in the…