What’s happening at Buffett’s annual meeting

Dubbed “Woodstock for Capitalists,” Saturday’s annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders revolves around Warren Buffett, the company’s founder and a billionaire investor. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening at the day-long event in Omaha, Neb.: MAKING BONBONS: Before…

Jury awards $2.8M to OH man paralyzed at hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury has awarded $2.8 million to a Columbus man who was paralyzed after hospital employees put him in a restraint hold. Michael Dillon sued OhioH……

New efforts to curb cellphone theft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are looking to the wireless industry to help find a cure. In San Francisco, where half the robberies…

Harvard Professor apologizes for Keynes comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor and author, is apologizing for saying economist John Maynard Keynes didn’t care about the future because he was gay and had no children. Ferguson made the remarks on…

New efforts to curb cellphone theft are nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials are looking to the wireless industry for help. In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney…

Texas plant that blew up carried $1M policy

DALLAS (AP) — A lawyer says that the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded last month, killing 14 people, injuring more than 200 others and damaging or destroying property for blocks in every direction was only insured for up…

Ohio senator faces questions over gun vote

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio Sen. Rob Portman traveled through the state during this week’s congressional recess, he got plenty of heat for his recent vote a……

Blasts in Pakistan port city kill 3 ahead of vote

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistan police officer says twin blasts in the southern city of Karachi have killed three people near the office of a political party critical of the Taliban. Aamir Farooqi says the blasts late…
Mall Power Outage

Power Outage Hits Mall

Shoppers found themselves in the dark Saturday at the Southern Park Mall.…

Beach bonfire spat gets hot in Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Anna Abderhalden and her siblings woke before dawn to stake a claim to a coveted beachfront spot where bonfires blaze each night as a rite of summer in this surf-crazy Southern California city.…

Beach bonfire spat gets hot in Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to ban bonfire pits on Southern California beaches has sparked fierce opposition from residents who say they don’t want to see a cherished family tradition extinguished. The Southern California Air Quality…

1 killed, 1 critical in Philly shootings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shootings left one man dead and another in critical condition in Philadelphia and a police officer also came under fire after arriving at another s……

Madagascar’s president to run for re-election

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina will stand for re-election in July, despite earlier assurances that he would not run to help return stability to the Indian Ocean island nation. A showdown looms between Rajoelina and…

NRA, gun control advocates say fight far from over

HOUSTON (AP) — The public face of the National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will “destroy us and every ounce…

Kasich blasts Ohio chamber for tax-plan opposition

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich had some critical words for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, blasting the group for criticizing his failed plan to lower income……

9-inch copter lands in arms of Ohio court statue

MARION, Ohio (AP) — An unwanted modern addition has flown into the arms of a Lady Justice statue that sits atop a county courthouse in north-central Ohio. A 9-inch, remote-control helicopter flew into Lady Justice on the Marion…

Report: Former Dow Jones exec William Cox Jr. dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Dow Jones & Co. executive William Cox Jr. has died at age 82, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal report cited unnamed people close to the family. Cox was part of…

Possible presidential front-runners in Iran

The following are potential front-runners in Iran’s June 14 presidential elections. The list of candidates will be announced later this month after vetting by Iran’s ruling clerics: ___ ALI AKBAR VELAYATI: Top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali…

Next Iran president likely to have gentler touch

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For eight years, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has played the role of global provocateur-in-chief: questioning the Holocaust, saying Israel should be erased from the map and painting U.N resolutions as worthless. His provocative style…

Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

BOSTON (AP) — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents’ house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know…