DERBY LIVE: Orb wins after surging among bettors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs will have a full field of 20 horses breaking from the starting gates at 6:24 p.m. EDT on Saturday. Just over two minutes later,…
Comic Book Day

Comic Book Fans Unite

Comic Book Day was held Saturday and publishers and purveyors of tales of fantastic heroes and nefarious villains enticed new readers who are making time for and spending money on comics printed on paper.…

Outlook grim in Venezuela’s essential oil industry

MORON, Venezuela (AP) — Only the filthy water from broken sewer pipes keeps the dust down in front of Ramon Boet’s shop, which sells statues of saints and other religious objects. In the distance, massive tankers pull up…

Canton museums hope to attract football crowd

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Five museums in the northeastern Ohio city of Canton are working to attract more visitors by banking on the popularity of the Pro Football Hall of Fam……

New technology propels ‘old energy’ boom

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade — just not the one we expected. By now, cars were supposed to be running on fuel made from plant waste or algae — or…

Jeweler, Costco face off in NY over Tiffany rings

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has asked big-box wholesaler Costco and little-blue-box jeweler Tiffany & Co. to try to settle a multimillion-dollar trademark dispute. Lawyers for the companies faced off in a Manhattan…

Prosecutor: Pleas expected in Pa. triple-murder

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a man accused of a triple murder in central Pennsylvania last summer is expected to enter guilty pleas Friday and be sentence……

Ohio man pleads guilty in deadly hit-and-run

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has changed his plea to guilty in a deadly hit-and-run crash in 2011. Twenty-two-year-old Timothy Grice of Miamisburg pleaded guilt……

Rolling Stones launch tour with energetic set

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones must have passed through a time machine before taking the Staples Center stage to kick off their “50 and Counting” tour. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts delivered…

Saudis allow some girls’ schools to offer sports

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s official press agency says private girls’ schools are now allowed to hold sports activities in the kingdom, “according to the rules of Shariah.” Saudi Arabia follows an ultraconservative interpretation of Shariah,…

Warren Buffett leads annual meeting like no other

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Before facing questions from a crowd of more than 30,000, billionaire Warren Buffett has started the day being mobbed by fans. Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are treating the 82-year-old investor like a rock star at…

Gerbils strut their stuff at New England pageant

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Ever think your gerbil could do more in life than its cage in your living room will allow? Dozens of gerbils are scurrying to New England this weekend in the hopes of squeaking out…

Why the US economy is taking so long to recover

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American economy and job market are moving in the right direction, just not very quickly. The news Friday that U.S. employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April and unemployment fell to a four-year…

2 men convicted in slaying after Pa. rap battle

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Two suburban Philadelphia men face life in prison without possibility of parole in a shooting death that authorities said followed a rap battle. The D……

All about immigration: Green cards? Citizenship?

WASHINGTON (AP) — This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. After years of gridlock, there are ideas whizzing all around Washington. For now, all eyes…

9-inch helicopter stuck in Ohio courthouse 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, remo……

Boy, 8, riding skateboard struck by vehicle, dies

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating a traffic accident that claimed the life of a Pittsburgh-area boy. Officers in Jefferson Hills……

Bangladesh toll 547; search becomes more gruesome

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Ten days after the horrifying collapse of a garment-factory building, life has become still more gruesome for crews working to recover bodies at the site. The death toll rose to 547 on Saturday and…

Police: 39 killed in Nigerian ethnic clash

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A health official says at least 24 people have been killed in ethnic violence in a rural town in Nigeria. The attack happened Friday in Wukari, a town in Nigeria’s Taraba state. A state…