Miami University reaches $500M fundraising goal

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University has topped its $500 million fundraising goal. The school in Oxford says it has brought in just over the $500 million target in its ca……

Army names 21-year-old Ranger killed in mishap

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Army has identified a Ranger who died in an apparent parachuting mishap as a 21-year-old from Massachusetts. Pfc. Christopher P. Dona was found dead Thursday with parachute cords wrapped around his neck during…

Iran market welcomes partial election results

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s stock exchange and currency markets reacted positively to early election results showing moderate candidate Hasan Rowhani taking a wide lead. The stock exchange index improved by 2 percent while Iran’s national currency, the…

Poll: Most men aspire to be dads

A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they’d like to be one someday. Debates about the different ways women approach motherhood dominate…

Winners and losers at this week’s E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the first battles over “Pong” machines in local arcades four decades ago, video gamers have loved good competition. And this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo — the industry’s largest annual gathering — presented more…

AP IMPACT: Snowden’s life surrounded by spycraft

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — In the suburbs edged by woods midway between Baltimore and the nation’s capital, residents long joked that the government spy shop next door was so ultra-secretive its initials stood for “No Such Agency.”…

Chicago joins growing club of bike-sharing cities

CHICAGO (AP) — The newest piece of Chicago’s transit puzzle will not rumble between skyscrapers on its 100-year-old elevated rail lines or utilize its fleet of hybrid buses. The city is turning to thousands of bicycles to send…

Obama takes bolder Syria stand as G-8 talks open

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of caution, President Barack Obama suddenly is positioned more aggressively on Syria than the global leaders he’s joining at a summit Monday, now that he has authorized weapons and ammunition shipments to struggling…

Ohio city mobilizing against graffiti problem

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s big cities has come up with a new way to clean up its image. Toledo’s mayor this past week showed off a new mobile graffiti fi……

‘Brooklyn DA’ documentary drama is behind camera

NEW YORK (AP) — On the CBS documentary series “Brooklyn DA,” the story line is simple: Can prosecutors put the bad guys away? Behind the scenes, the drama unfolding at one of the nation’s largest district attorney’s offices…

Phil Mickelson leads after 3rd round at US Open

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has the lead after three rounds at the U.S. Open. Mickelson shot an even-par 70 Saturday, including three birdies on the back nine, fo……

The new dads: Diaper duty’s just the start

NEW YORK (AP) — Laura Radocaj of Vero Beach, Fla., was warned when she was pregnant with twins that motherhood would be harder than she imagined — especially because she planned to go back to work while the…

Shock lingers after Nazi unit leader found in US

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a top former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has lived quietly in Minneapolis for the past six decades came as a shock to those who knew 94-year-old Michael Karkoc. World…

Syrian troops capture Damascus suburb near airport

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s state news agency is reporting that government forces have captured a suburb of Damascus near the capital’s international airport. SANA says troops killed several rebels and destroyed their hideouts in the Ahmadiyeh area on…

IRS scandals threaten funding for health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama’s health care law. Obama sought a significant budget…

Dads whose wives died of cancer turn to NC group

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When his wife died of cancer at the age of 39, Bruce Ham wondered whether the laughter would ever return to the house he and their three daughters share. “And it is back. It…