Court says human genes cannot be patented

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says companies cannot patent human genes, a decision that could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries. In a unanimous decision, the court struck down patents held by Myriad Genetics Inc. on…

Senate votes down GOP border amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to kill a GOP measure preventing immigrants here illegally from taking the first steps toward citizenship until the U.S.-Mexico border has been under control for six months. The vote was 57…

Putin says dispute over Jewish manuscripts over

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he considers a dispute with the United States over an archive of Jewish manuscripts to be a dead issue. A U.S. judge in January ordered that Russia pay $50,000 a…

‘Tapia’ film on late NM boxer set to premiere

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A documentary on the rise and fall of Albuquerque-born, multiple-time world champion boxer Johnny Tapia premieres this weekend. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/19rx1eR ) that “Tapia” is scheduled to be shown Saturday at the Los Angeles…

Activists targeting Canada’s Harper arrested in UK

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested several environmental activists who allegedly breached Parliament security to protest Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit. The activists, who campaign against using oil from Canada’s tar sands, say they entered the…

Corbett forces state forests chief to resign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s office is declining to discuss the forced resignation of state Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richar……

Court overturns part of port’s trucking plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has overturned part of the anti-smog program at the Port of Los Angeles. The port tried to restrict the types of trucks that can haul goods in and out of its terminals.…

Court sides with Oklahoma in Red River dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected Texas’ claim that it has a right under a 30-year-old agreement to cross the border with Oklahoma for water to serve the fast-growing Fort Worth area. The justices on…
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Insurance Phone Bill Introduced

Ohio drivers required to show proof of insurance could provide that information using smartphones under a proposed change in state law.…
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Man Arrested in Crash Try

A Warren man is facing charges for intentionally crashing his car with three children 3 years old or younger inside.…

Prize-winning writer working on surveillance book

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist is working on a book about the “surveillance-industrial state” that emerged after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Penguin Press announced Thursday that it had acquired a book…

US business increased stockpiles 0.3 pct. in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in April, but their sales fell for a second straight month. The mixed report suggests economic growth could be slowing. The Commerce Department says business stockpiles rose 0.3 percent in…

SF, NY prosecutors push for anti-phone theft moves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York are set to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition of police, prosecutors and other officials in an attempt to stop a surge in…

US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.98 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fixed U.S. mortgage rates rose for the sixth straight week, putting the average rate on the 30-year loan just shy of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the 30-year loan increased…

US stocks edge lower as Japanese market slumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street after the Japanese market took another plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 14,975 in the first few…

Queen’s portrait in Westminster Abbey defaced

LONDON (AP) — A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly defacing a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on display at London’s Westminster Abbey, police said. Fathers 4 Justice, a protest group that campaigns on behalf of fathers denied…

NYC nanny denies she killed 2 kids in her care

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City nanny accused of killing two children in her care says someone else did it and the charges against her “are all lies.” Yoselyn (YOH’-sih-lihn) Ortega tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/12I320F…

Suspended Pa. teacher now facing fed porn charges

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A suspended northwestern Pennsylvania high school teacher who was acquitted last month of charges he fondled a 12-year-old boy during a 2010 visit now……

Companion apps, open worlds: 5 trends from E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From companion apps with the power to affect gameplay to racing games where players persistently speed across virtual roads, there’s several innovations on display at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this week that show off…