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Futures rising as Fed gathers in Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are rising for the second time in as many days as the Federal Reserve opens its two-day policy meeting in Washington. Dow Jones industrial futures are up 33 points to 15,154.…

Chevron secures Iraqi Kurdish oil deal

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. oil giant Chevron says it has signed a deal with Iraq’s Kurdish regional government to expand its oil exploration territory in the northern self-rule region. The California-based company said in a statement emailed Tuesday…

Police: Ohio man killed by security guards

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Cleveland are considering whether charges should be filed against private security guards who police say fatally shot a 20-year-old……

US safety agency investigating Suzuki small SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with air bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs. The probe covers 205,000 vehicles including Grand Vitaras from the 2006 through 2011 model years and SX4s…

Jordan’s king endorses treaty with UK

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II has endorsed a treaty with Britain that sets the stage for the possible deportation of radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada. Last week, Jordan’s parliament ratified the Treaty on Mutual Legal…

NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled “dozens” of terrorist plots. Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, who will preside over an open hearing of the…

Former Pa. teacher charged for classroom piercings

DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former teacher in central Pennsylvania is facing charges after police say she allowed a student to perform body piercings in class. Police in Carroll Township allege 34-year-old April Beard allowed a student to…

Former Pa. teacher charged for classroom piercings

DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former teacher in central Pennsylvania is facing charges after police say she allowed a student to perform body piercings in class. Police in Ca……

Ohio theme parks rank in top 15 in attendance

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A new report says Ohio’s Cedar Point and Kings Island were the most-visited theme parks in the nation last year outside of the usual hot spots in……

Feds fire, demote employees over NY killing, rape

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities have fired and demoted U.S. probation officers in the monitoring of a man charged with raping a 10-year-old girl and killing her mother during a carjacking at a New York mall. The…

Poland, Germany probe Nazi-led unit commander

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prosecutor in Poland says that files concerning a Nazi unit commander are being reviewed to see if they contain sufficient evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States, where…

Woman killed in trailer mishap at Pa. campground

TIOGA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 77-year-old woman is dead after a camper trailer rolled over her while she and her husband were working on it at a central Pennsylvania camp……

Saatchi admits assault on wife Nigella Lawson

LONDON (AP) — Prominent British art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted assault and accepted a police caution after published photos showed him grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson. Tabloid newspapers this week published photos…

Ohio Turnpike toll hikes to back road projects

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Higher tolls on the Ohio Turnpike over the next decade will back $1 billion in bonds that will help pay for northern Ohio road projects. Tolls will incr……

Police: Pa. man taped rape using victim’s phone

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia-area man is facing charges after sexually assaulting a former girlfriend and using her cellphone to capture the enco……

Suicide bombers target Baghdad mosque, killing 29

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber has blown himself up amid worshippers in a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing eleven people and wounding 25. Police officials said that the Tuesday occurred during midday prayers. A…

Greece’s public TV still off despite court ruling

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State TV signals remain blank in Greece as parties in the governing coalition were still at odds over what to do with public broadcaster ERT. Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras averted the threat of…

Ed Koch’s tombstone engraved with wrong birth date

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date. NBC 4 New York (http://bit.ly/11kapIO ) reported Monday that the headstone lists his birth…
East Florida Ave. Fire

Fire destroys house

Youngstown firefighters worked to control a house fire early Tuesday morning on the city's South Side.…