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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…

Hacking probe in Ohio rape case targets Ky. man

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky man who goes by the online name KyAnonymous says he’s the target of a federal investigation into who hacked into an Ohio high school’s computer and leaked a video related to…

Philly police: Child used in theft of wallet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have released surveillance footage that shows a woman instructing a young girl to steal a wallet at a nail salon. The theft took place in the K……

Education Dept. offers more time to reach goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is offering states more time to enact promised reforms in exchange for permission to ignore unworkable parts of No Child Left Behind. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday sent letters to school…

Nonprofit launches campaign to reach uninsured

CHICAGO (AP) — A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will target states with high numbers of uninsured Americans and tackle their skepticism with straightforward…

Study finds housing bias against same-sex couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised online. The Department of Housing and Urban Development commissioned the national study, the first…

3 charged with enslaving disabled Ohio mom, child

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three Ohioans are accused of enslaving a mentally disabled young mother and her daughter over two years. Federal agents and Ashland police said Tuesday that the trio forced the woman to do housework, threatened her…

A look at US-Taliban relations

Word that the Taliban and U.S. will hold formal talks to find a political solution to end nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan comes after years of failed efforts at peace talks. A look at the evolution…

French man found in plane’s cockpit to leave US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A French man who gained access to the cockpit of a plane at Philadelphia International Airport by impersonating an airline employee has been sentenced to time served and will be deported. Sixty-one-year-old Philippe Jeannard was…

French man found in plane’s cockpit to leave US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A French man who gained access to the cockpit of a plane at Philadelphia International Airport by impersonating an airline employee has been sentenced to time served and will be deported. Sixty-one-year-old Philippe Jeannard was…

Nielsen’s top programs for June 10-16

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 10-16. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Sunday), ABC, 16.27 million. 2. NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Thursday), ABC, 16.23 million.…

Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant posture and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can catch fire in a rear-end collision. In deciding…

A guide to the trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

James “Whitey” Bulger is on trial in a 32-count racketeering indictment accusing him of a long list of crimes, including participating in 19 killings. Here’s a look at the case against him, his defense and what’s happening in…

Justices won’t take abortion-doctor killer’s case

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to take up a petition from anti-abortion extremist James Charles Kopp, who is serving a life sentence for the 1998 sniper-style slaying of an abortion doctor in…