Survey offers complex portrait of LGBT Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as they acknowledge greater acceptance by society, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans are, on average, less happy than other U.S. adults, and many report instances of rejection and harassment, according to a…

US stock market rises after three days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) — More encouraging reports on the U.S. economy are sending U.S. stocks higher even as the Japanese market slides again. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,046 points in…
Warren car arsons

Car Arsons Investigated in Warren

Residents on Warren’s southeast side are concerned about a possible arsonist setting several vehicle fires during the past month.…

Nurses at western Pa. hospital authorize strike

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Nearly all of the more than 500 nurses at a western Pennsylvania hospital have authorized their union to call a strike if they can’t reach a new c……

ABC News to seek dismissal of ‘pink slime’ lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC News says it intends to ask a circuit court to dismiss a South Dakota beef processing company’s defamation lawsuit now that it has been moved from federal court. Beef Products Inc. sued…

Hillary Clinton turning toward nonprofit world

CHICAGO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is excited to call the Clinton Foundation “my home” for a number of new initiatives at the organization founded by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The former secretary of…

A look at Iran’s voters and election process

A look at Iran’s voters, presidents and election procedures: SIZE: There are more than 50 million eligible voters in a population of about 76 million. About a third of the voters are under 30 — born after the…

Ex-teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A former sixth-grade teacher suspected of having an affair with a Southern California student has pleaded not guilty to having sex with a child. The Ventura County Star (http://bit.ly/1bx3nkN ) says 32-year-old Malia Brooks…

NJ man sets house on fire trying to kill bedbugs

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey house fire is being blamed on a homeowner’s battle against bedbugs. A county spokeswoman says the homeowner in the southern New Jersey town of Woodbury was using a space heater, a…

Ex-Pa. officer asks judge to toss fight conviction

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former central Pennsylvania police officer wants a judge to toss out his conviction for assaulting two men at a bar then trying to cover up hi……

Expedition hopes to find La Salle’s long lost ship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — As a teenager, Steve Libert was mesmerized by a teacher’s stories of the brash 17th Century French explorer La Salle, who journeyed across the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi in a quest…

Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is called the Affordable Care Act, but a glitch could make it unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Here’s the…
Cardinal Mooney High School

Dinner Prompts Mooney Probe

A Cardinal Mooney coach has resigned after the Ohio State High School Athletic Association began investigating a possible improper dinner relating to a Struthers eighth grader who decided to enroll at the school. …

UN leprosy ambassador upset at pope’s remarks

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The U.N. goodwill ambassador for eliminating leprosy has written to Pope Francis complaining about his recent comment that careerism among Catholic Church officials was “a leprosy.” In a letter to Francis released Thursday, Ambassador…

SW Ohio attorney with gambling problem suspended

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati attorney who has acknowledged a longtime gambling problem has been suspended indefinitely from the practice of law. The Ohio Supreme C……

Swift not worried about connecting with fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift shares her feelings and personal experiences on her hit records, but the 23-year-old Grammy winner isn’t worried about losing intimacy with her fans on a stadium tour. “I find that you have…

Senate roll vote on border security amendment

The 57-43 roll call Thursday by which the Senate killed an amendment by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, to the immigration bill. The amendment would have required the U.S.-Mexico border to be under control for six months before any…

San Francisco parking spot sells for $82,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It seems parking spots aren’t immune from the recent surge in San Francisco real estate prices. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday (http://bit.ly/175w2RE ) that a spot in the city’s trendy South Beach…