‘Orajel’ creator David Morris Kern dies at 103

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — David Morris Kern, the creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches and later mouth sores, has died, family members said Sunday. He was 103. Allan Kern, his son, said his father…
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As the Dow breaks 15,000, is it too late to buy?

NEW YORK (AP) — Are stocks worth buying now? With the Dow Jones industrial average breaking through 15,000, it’s natural to worry that stocks have gone up too far. But higher priced stocks aren’t necessarily overpriced. They may…

Fever hits thousands in parched West farm region

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought…
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Man shoots self while cleaning gun in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Colorado man accidentally shot himself while cleaning his handgun. Police say the man, whose name has not been released, was sitting in his vehicle in Colorado Springs when he…
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Obama to launch series of trips on economic plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama’s trip to Austin, Texas, on Thursday will kick off a series of day trips aimed at highlighting his proposals on jobs and the economy. While in Texas, Obama…

Pittsburgh Marathon run amid tightened security

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings and with a contingent of runners unable to finish the Boston race. About three…

2 Ohio workers killed by crane

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say federal workplace safety inspectors will investigate an accident that killed two workers. The two men were kill……

Pittsburgh Marathon run amid tightened security

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings and with a con……

Ohio school’s alums sponsor prom after canceled

CINCINNATI (AP) — Students at a southwest Ohio high school have had a spring prom after all. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/124FmPW ) that some 200 Wi……

Gasoline prices at US pumps up a penny over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has gone up one penny over the past two weeks. It is the first increase after eight straight weeks of decline. The Lundberg Survey of…

Casino bosses transform Sin City into Club City

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To step into club XS at the Wynn Las Vegas is to enter the dreamscape of a modern artist with fetishes for gold and bronze and bodies in motion. A golden-plated frieze made from…

Utah cabin had uninvited guests _ 60,000 bees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed — a dozen feet long, packed inside the eve of a cabin in Ogden Valley. “We figure we got…

Chile’s Bachelet courts Communists for big reforms

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Communist and other leftists were considered enemies of the state during Chile’s military dictatorship, a 17-year period that saw thousands of people killed and disappeared for their politics. But as this year’s elections nears,…

Ex-Ind. governor, HHS head Otis Bowen dies at 95

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Otis R. Bowen, a small-town family doctor who overhauled Indiana’s tax system as governor before helping promote safe sex practices in the early years of AIDS as the top federal health official under President Reagan,…

Obama dares graduates to reject cynical voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling college graduates that only their generation can break the cycle of a political system consumed by “sma……

Central African Republic to probe ousted leader

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s interim government says it is investigating what it claims are human rights abuses committed under the rule of deposed president Francois Bozize. Justice Minister Arsene Senda, speaking on state…

Libya bans Gadhafi-era officials from state posts

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s parliament has passed a law that bans government officials who held senior positions under Moammar Gadhafi from holding high-level posts. The bill, dubbed the “Political Isolation Law”, could effectively dismiss many of Libya’s…

Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect’s burial rites

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a gun battle with police has arrived in Massachusetts to arrange for his burial. Ruslan Tsarni (ROOS’-lahn SAHR’-nee), of Montgomery Village, Md., arrived at…

Scenic, struggling S. Illinois braces for oil rush

VIENNA, Ill. (AP) — This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps. Blacktopped county roads wend…

Pa. transit agencies await hours waiver decision

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials of Pennsylvania’s two largest transit agencies await a decision by the state transportation department on an exemption from a law……