Hearing slated in slayings of 2 at Pa. mobile home

TIONESTA, Pa. (AP) — A preliminary hearing is slated Tuesday for a man charged in the stabbing deaths of a man and a woman found at a mobile home in northwestern Pennsylva……

White House ‘horrified’ hearing of Syria killings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The White House says it is “horrified” by reports that more than 100 people were executed Thursday in a western Syrian town. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says those responsible for serious human rights…

Experts warn about donation drives after bombing

BOSTON (AP) — The details of the Boston Marathon bombings were still fuzzy when fundraising ramped up to help its victims, just hours after the explosions. The crowdfunding fundraising site GoFundMe, for instance, was hosting fundraising campaigns by…

NH sale features EKG of Armstrong’s moon heartbeat

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire auction house will soon accept bids on space and aviation artifacts, including an electrocardiogram of Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat taken when he first set foot on the moon. Amherst-based…

Ohio capital city fights tree-killing beetles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city is in a costly, multiyear battle against a tree-killing beetle. Columbus is spending $10 million to remove most of an e……

Burmese refugees flock to Iowa meatpacking town

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — The first Chin Burmese student arrived at Wilma Sime Roundy Elementary School three years ago, a smiling preschooler whose father often checked on his progress. The school had long been accustomed to educating…

1 dead, 44 injured in blast in Tanzania church

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — A Tanzanian police official says a woman died and 44 people were seriously injured when a bomb exploded in a Roman Catholic Church in northern Tanzania. The regional police Commissioner of Arusha, Magesa Mulogo,…

Frontier fort from Revolutionary War found in Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Archaeologists in Georgia say they have discovered the location of a small frontier fort that was the site of a violent Revolutionary War gunbattle between patriot militiamen and fellow colonists siding with the British…

Compulsive gambling funds off pace of new casinos

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tom Leksan lost nearly everything when gambling became an addiction with easy access to casinos. Once an Ohio lawyer, Leksan lost his job and marriage because of gambling, specifically blackjack. He had been gambling…

NYC cigarette tax fight hampered by low fines

NEW YORK (AP) — High taxes have emerged as the No. 1 weapon in the war on smoking. The more cigarettes cost, research has shown, the fewer people buy them. That is one of the reasons six states…

Feds: Hepatitis B no barrier to health practice

Peter Nguyen was a promising medical student when his school learned that he had tested positive for the hepatitis B virus. He said he was blackballed by school administrators and forced to halt his studies. “I knew the…

Thousands of leftists protest Hollande’s 1st year

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of leftist parties are marching through central Paris to express disappointment with President Francois Hollande’s first year in power, criticizing the leader for reneging on his promises to rein in…

Obama speaks to grads at Ohio State commencement

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama has urged graduating Ohio State University students to be active citizens, to fight for causes they believe in, and to be b……

Lawmakers: Syrian’s air defense not impenetrable

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two lawmakers say Syria’s air defense system isn’t as strong as once thought and add that Israel’s recent strikes there show the regime is vulnerable. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Patrick…

Pickup crashes into western Pa. pond; 3 men killed

MARION CENTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say three men were killed when a pickup plunged into an Indiana County pond. Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry O……

Pickup crashes into western Pa. pond; 3 men killed

MARION CENTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say three men were killed when a pickup plunged into an Indiana County pond. Chief Deputy Coroner Jerry O……

Airport flight cuts hurt Ohio/Ky region economy

CINCINNATI (AP) — A cut-down flight schedule at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is being felt in a variety of ways across the region. The Cinc……

NKorea: Detained American disguised identity

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday revealed a few more details about a Korean-American recently sentenced to 15 years’ hard labor, saying he entered the country with a disguised identity. Pyongyang also rejected speculation that…