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Charity names recipients

More than $100,000 was handed out Tuesday to local organizations to help needy children.…

Red Cross’ Guantanamo reports sought in 9/11 case

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross urged a military judge Tuesday to refuse a request to open its confidential communications with U.S. officials about conditions at Guantanamo Bay to the…

Radar shows tornado touched down at Denver airport

LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) — Denver International Airport passengers are taking shelter after a tornado was spotted in the area. The National Weather Service says a tornado was spotted in the area Tuesday afternoon. People are taking shelter…

Suit: McDonald’s wages put on costly debit card

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Would you like fees with that? A Pennsylvania woman has filed suit to avoid fees she may be charged to get her McDonald’s wages from a debit car……

Penn State scandal defendants lose second appeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s former vice president and former athletic director are facing a second loss in state appeals court, nearly two weeks after t……

Playmate admits helping boyfriend in US illegally

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Playboy Playmate has admitted helping her Canadian boyfriend after he illegally entered the United States in northern New York last summer. Syracuse’s The Post-Standard newspaper (http://bit.ly/16esc3V) says Colleen Shannon pleaded guilty in…

Union presents plan to save jobs at GE Erie plant

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Union officials have presented a plan to keep 950 jobs at a General Electric Transportation plant in Erie, but the company cast doubt on the proposal. Th……
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Car fire slows traffic

A car fire has slowed traffic on Interstate 76 westbound between the New Castle exit and the Ohio Gateway.…

Pa. man charged with killing 87-year-old woman

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors in central Pennsylvania say a man fatally stabbed an 87-year-old relative of a witness in a sexual assault case against him. Dauphi……
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Man turns tires into planters

A Youngstown man who has been out of work and couldn’t find a job has created his own small business that is also helping clean up the community.…

Syrian pound tumbles on US plans to arm rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Many exchange shops closed in Damascus on Tuesday, fearing more chaos a day after the Syrian currency plunged to a new record low, reflecting growing fears in the capital following a U.S. decision to…

NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a sight that can trigger dread: the low-battery message on your cellphone when there’s no charger around. But New Yorkers needing a little extra juice will have some new options this summer. The…

Chef describes kids’ grief over Jackson’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef who worked for Michael Jackson has described the home lives of the children during the final months of the singer’s life, including what she said was his daughter’s last birthday party. Kai…

Jury can’t reach verdict in Detroit cop’s trial

DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a chaotic search for a murder suspect…

Vandals cause extensive damage to NW Pa. school

YOUNGVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Three men have been charged with vandalizing their former high school and causing at least $50,000 in damage, a figure that’s expected to……
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Minorities denied more loans

The Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium has released its Fair Housing Report. …

Assisted by basketball, ABC wins ratings week

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball and talent shows commanded TV viewers’ attention last week. The Nielsen Co. said three nights of NBA finals were the most-watched shows in prime time. They helped ABC, which aired them, to win…

Investors look for answers on economy from Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — What the world hopes to hear Wednesday from the Federal Reserve can be summed up in one word: clarity. Chairman Ben Bernanke will be pressed to settle the wave of confusion and speculation that’s consumed…

Treasury unveils Lew’s improved signature

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew won’t win any prizes in penmanship, but his official signature which will go on the nation’s currency is at least a slight improvement over the loopy scrawl he had a few…

Boy, 13, charged in ‘wrestling’ death of girl, 5

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 13-year-old boy from a New Orleans suburb has been arrested after authorities say he told them he used TV wrestling moves on his 5-year-old half-sister, who died from the beating. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s…