Zimbabwe president says elections set for July 31

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s prime minister says has received a letter from the President Robert Mugabe saying elections will go ahead on July 31. The communication is the latest development in a standoff between the two leaders…

US retail sales jump 0.6 percent in May on autos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up spending at retail businesses in May at the best pace in three months, fueled by more car purchases. The gain shows consumers remain resilient despite higher taxes and could drive faster growth…

Satellite boost for Greece’s public TV holdouts

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 10,000 protesters rallied outside Greece’s public broadcasting headquarters Thursday in support of fired staff, who for a third day occupied the building to continue broadcasts in defiance of the government. Unions staged…

Justice Department weighs in on NY stop-frisk case

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says it would strongly endorse a court-appointed monitor to oversee changes at the New York Police Department if a federal judge were to find its stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional. The Justice…

Philly inspector kills self after deadly collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran Philadelphia building inspector who apparently committed suicide had inspected the site of a deadly building collapse twice in Februa……

Inspector in Philadelphia collapse commits suicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An official says an inspector who surveyed a Philadelphia building before it collapsed last week, killing six people, has committed suicide. Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison says the inspector was found fatally shot in a pickup…

Honda recalling 104,500 cars to fix brakes

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling more than 18,000 cars in the U.S. to fix problems with the brakes. The recall affects more than 13,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and the Honda S2000 sports car from…

Belgians check info diamond heist might be bigger

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities are investigating whether the spectacular diamond heist at Brussels airport in February might have yielded much more than the $50 million reported at first. The Brussels prosecutor’s spokeswoman Anja Bijnens said Thursday that…

Oil prices fall closer to $95 as US supplies grow

The price of oil fell toward $95 a barrel Thursday, dragged down by evidence that U.S. crude supplies are rising while global economic growth is seen slowing. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was…

Futures slump in the midst of a global selloff

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. futures are falling in what is turning into a very rough week for stock markets across the globe. Cited repeatedly as the cause for this week’s heavy declines is uncertainty about how central…

Red Carpet Style | Man of Steel

New hopes of box-office riches and franchise serials rest on the latest attempt to put Superman back into flight.

NJ coach admits assaulting Little League umpire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Little League coach has admitted attacking an umpire who wouldn’t call a game because of darkness. Henry Milstrey of Newark pleaded guilty to assault while a jury was deliberating his fate…

Photos: Massive June storm system

The big storm that threatened to do serious damage from Iowa to Maryland hasn’t been as ferocious as forecasters warned.

Leaker Snowden alleges NSA hacking on China, world

HONG KONG (AP) — For months, China has tried to turn the tables on the U.S. to counter accusations that it hacks America’s computers and networks. Now, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden may have handed Beijing a weapon…

Cleveland police training boosts focus on pursuits

CLEVELAND (AP) — Safety officials say the annual in-service training for Cleveland police is focusing more on handling pursuits in the wake of a November chase that en……

Expert: Dying woman should have got Irish abortion

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland will publish a long-awaited report into why a miscarrying woman died in an Irish hospital after being refused an abortion, authorities said Thursday as an opinion poll suggested strong public support for extending abortion…
Hummel GIft Shop Closing Sale

Hummel Gift Shop Closing

The May family went into business nearly 85 years ago and set up the shop on East Garfield Road in New Springfield in the mid 1970's.…

Egypt president’s backers, opponents scuffle

CAIRO (AP) — Scuffles between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi have injured up to 16 in the northern port city of Alexandria. Organizers of an opposition movement campaigning for Morsi’s ouster say their group…

Juggling family and golf, Mickelson leads US Open

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — So much for getting a good night’s sleep. Phil Mickelson arrived at Merion Golf Club about four hours before his 7:11 a.m. tee time and still ma……

Israel’s PM opens historic exhibit at Auschwitz

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has inaugurated a new pavilion at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to educate visitors about the Holocaust and Nazi Germany’s quest to exterminate Jews. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took…