Ohio gas prices coming back down

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Relax, Ohio motorists. Gas prices are moving back down. After hovering around $4 a gallon for a couple weeks because of refinery problems in the Gr……

To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab?

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors say it’ll be quite some time before solid donor organs like lungs and livers can be grown in a lab, but they’re working toward that for the future. Scientists are hoping that patients…

2 escaped prisoners still sought in Berks County

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police are still searching for two prisoners who escaped from a correctional facility in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. Authoritie……

Prince Philip leaves hospital after surgery

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Philip has walked out of a London hospital, 10 days after undergoing exploratory surgery on his abdomen. The prince smiled as he walked steadily from the London Clinic on Monday. The husband of…

Colo. firefighters could get more help from rain

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are getting a better handle on the most destructive wildfire ever in Colorado, but they’re still struggling against hot spots that could threaten homes that have been spared by the massive blaze.…

Bill Clinton: Israel must make peace to survive

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official says the idea of establishing a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders has “reached a dead end.” Naftali Bennett’s remarks on Monday were the latest from hardliners appearing to contradict Prime…

Winners at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners of the Daytime Emmy Awards presented at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday: Drama series: “Days of Our Lives.” Lead actress in a drama series: Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Lead…

Miss Universe contest heads to Moscow

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This year’s Miss Universe pageant will be held in Russia’s capital Moscow. Donald Trump made the announcement Sunday after the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. He added that he would be moving Miss…

Saudi Arabia: 4 more deaths from SARS-like virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says four more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths to 32 in the kingdom at the center of the growing…

Miss USA crown goes to Connecticut contestant

LAS VEGAS (AP) — America’s newest Miss USA is leaving a white collar job behind for a world of glamour in her new role — and she can’t wait. Moments after she was crowned at the Planet Hollywood…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, June 17, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather continues for parts of the East and South on Monday as a cold front dropping southeastward across the Midwest reinforces another frontal boundary extending from the…

Obama, SKorea leader discuss NKorea talks offer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) have discussed North Korea’s proposal for high-level talks with the U.S. The two leaders spoke by phone Sunday evening ahead of…

Mandela’s wife thanks world for ‘love, generosity’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela says that love and generosity from across the world have brought comfort and hope during Mandela’s latest hospitalization. Mandela spent his 10th day in the hospital…

Envelope mix-up at Daytime Emmy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Days of Our Lives” scored a rare win for best drama series at the Daytime Emmys in a show marked by an envelope mix-up, expletives and the constant din of audience chatter heard…

Calif. man standing trial for slayings of 4 women

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The murder trial of Joseph Naso, charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California, is set to get under way Monday, with both sides presenting opening statements. Throughout the 79-year-old…

Report of UK hacking of diplomats angers nations

LONDON (AP) — The Guardian newspaper says the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats’ phones and emails when the U.K. hosted international conferences, even going so far as to set up a bugged Internet café…

Unions give lift to Turkish protest movement

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish trade unions are gearing up for strikes in response to a widespread police crackdown against activists defying government attempts to end weeks of street protests. Monday’s call for the one-day walkout aimed to maintain…

Putin: US-Russia positions on Syria don’t coincide

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — President Barack Obama will appeal to Northern Ireland’s youth to sustain their peace in his first opportunity to highlight the role the United States has played helping bring about reconciliation in the country.…

To ease shortage of organs, grow them in a lab?

NEW YORK (AP) — By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she’d been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better shot at surgery. Her cystic fibrosis…

Current, former officials back secret surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials from the Obama and Bush administrations say the government’s newly exposed secret surveillance programs have been essential to disrupting terrorist plots and have not infringed on Americans’ civil liberties. The officials justify the…