Oil rises to near $96 as stock markets stabilize

The price of oil climbed toward $96 a barrel Tuesday, extending gains as supply concerns outweighed uncertainty about economic growth in the United States and China. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for August delivery was up…

Greece vows faster reforms after political crisis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras stressed the need for stability and unity Tuesday, outlining his new cabinet’s priorities following a broad reshuffle triggered by the latest political crisis. The new cabinet, in which the…

Missing red panda from National Zoo found in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighborhood after it went missing from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The male named Rusty was…

Ryan: Immigration law likely with border security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan says the Senate’s advancement of stronger border security provisions makes it more likely that immigration reform will pass the House and become law. The House “will do its own legislation,” Ryan said,…

McCain urges tougher US stance with Russia, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the diplomatic row between Washington and Moscow over admitted CIA leaker Edward Snowden is “reminiscent of the Cold War” and says the Obama administration must be tougher in its dealings with…

Tukish PM: protests delayed plans for Gaza visit

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister says a wave of demonstrations at home have delayed preparations for his planned visit to Gaza. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, however, that he intends to press ahead with the visit…

Syrian al-Qaida branch claims suicide attacks

GENEVA (AP) — Envoys from Russia and the United States have begun another round of talks at the United Nations looking for ways to move toward a political settlement for the Syrian civil war. The U.N. special representative…

Akron mulls effect of food truck

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in one northeast Ohio city aren’t exactly eating up the new food-truck craze. The president of the city council in Akron said Monday……

Terror financing fears stop transfers to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — When a bank transfers money to Somalia, can it be sure it’s not sending money to terrorists? That question is forcing one of Britain’s largest banks to cut ties with the biggest cash transfer…

Obama discusses Turkey protests with Erdogan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH’-jehp TY’-ihp UR’-doh-wahn) for the first time since protests swept through Turkey. The White House says the two leaders discussed “the importance of…

Pa. gas terminal fixed after leaking 5,300 gallons

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia gas terminal has been repaired and is open again after crews worked to clean up about 5,300 gallons of gasoline following a le……

Photos: Blackhawks win Stanley Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks won their fifth Stanley Cup and second since 2010, doing so with a two-goal flurry in the waning moments.

Korean War film gets 1st screening in 6 decades

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For decades, South Korean film buffs thought all their country’s moviemaking from the Korean War era was lost forever. And it would have been, but for one film wrapped in a cocoon of…

Taliban attack shows militant spirit unbroken

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a brazen Taliban assault on the presidential palace in Kabul has left three guards dead. The militant group had earlier said that all eight attackers died in the early Tuesday attack…

A Bernanke exit might complicate Fed’s pullback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve expects to start slowing its bond-buying program this year just before it might need to manage another major transition that could spook investors: the likely exit of Chairman Ben Bernanke. Bernanke is…

Kerry talks to Saudis about Syria, Mideast peace

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia talking with leaders of the Gulf nation about how to stem the bloodshed in Syria and nudge forward a renewed effort to achieve…
Picket Line Scuffle

Strikers scuffle with security

Drivers and warehouse workers at RL Lipton Distributing in Austintown walked off the job early Tuesday morning.…

Night clerk at State College hotel beaten with key

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police in State College say they are searching for a suspect after a night desk clerk at a hotel was beaten by a man wearing a Spider-Man mask and w……

Ohio mother takes plea in boys’ camping deaths

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A mother has pleaded guilty to child endangering and been sentenced to three years in prison in the drowning of her 3-year-old son and disappear……