Several remain hospitalized after Ky. bus wreck

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Several people remain hospitalized a day after a bus carrying students on a college campus visit crashed on a Kentucky interstate. Louisville police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said Wednesday that investigators are looking into what…

Egypt Islamists call for counter-demonstrations

CAIRO (AP) — A gathering of Egyptian Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood, from which the president hails, is calling for mass demonstrations to counter an opposition protest campaign scheduled for the end of the month. Leaders of…

Stocks drift lower on Wall Street, erasing a gain

NEW YORK (AP) — A nearly gain on Wall Street was gone by midday, putting the stock market on track for its third loss in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 64 points, or 0.4…

Controversial Cincy parking plan moves forward

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court ruling has cleared the way for Cincinnati to move forward with a controversial plan to privatize parking. Wednesday’s rulin……

Corbett aide stresses work on Medicaid expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s top human services aide says she’ll meet with a federal health care official as she hopes to find a way to expand M……

Corbett calls for liquor bill, signals flexibility

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is reiterating that he wants a liquor privatization bill on his desk before July, although he says he can be flexible about detai……

APNewsBreak: FEMA denies aid to Texas for blast

HOUSTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people. According to…

Nevada ACLU backing suit against ‘patient dumping’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is joining a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging what it calls Nevada’s policy of sending state psychiatric hospital patients to cities outside the state. ACLU lawyer Allen…

Zimbabwe PM won’t agree to July elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s prime minister says he won’t agree to hold crucial elections on a date set by a court for end of July. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Wednesday that President Robert Mugabe cannot decide…

Transgender student suit goes to Maine high court

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender girl and a Maine school that required the fifth-grader to use a staff bathroom instead of the girls restroom differ over whether the student’s rights were violated. The state’s highest…
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Kids Learn Healthy Eating

A summer park program teaches children about growing their own veggies and eating healthy. …

Southern Baptists urge reporting of abuse claims

HOUSTON (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention has passed a resolution calling on all Southern Baptists to report allegations of child abuse to authorities. The nation’s largest Protestant denomination has resisted implementing some type of database of ministers…

Exhibit glorifies Palestinian suicide bombers

PARIS (AP) — A state-funded museum in Paris is causing outrage among France’s Jewish community for a photo exhibit that calls Palestinian suicide bombers “martyrs.” The exhibit of work by Palestinian photographer Ahlam Shibli, which started last week…

Pa. girl who took on donor rules gets adult lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose efforts to qualify for a transplant drew public debate over how organ donation should be done is getting a new lung. A spokeswoman for Sarah Murnaghan’s family said that Murnaghan,…

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Fogel dies

CHICAGO (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago economist whose work on the economics of slavery triggered a furious national debate has died. The university says in a statement that Robert Fogel died Tuesday after a brief…

Rare Superman comic book sells for $175,000

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rare copy of the comic book featuring Superman’s first appearance that went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation of a Minnesota house has been sold for $175,000. Stephen Fishler, CEO of ComicConnect.com,…

Panel OKs Education Department to build schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to allow the Department of Education to fund new construction projects for districts that have seen traumatic events in their schools. The voice vote Wednesday in the Senate education committee…

NYC police search for killing suspect, to no avail

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers are involved in a standoff with a suspect in the 2010 killing of a college student. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says a squad went to arrest the man in…

Reggae star stabbing death inquest opens in UK

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner has opened an inquest into the 2011 death of reggae star Smiley Culture, who was fatally stabbed in the heart during a police raid on his home. Police say the London-born musician…