Yemen government says attacks behind power outage

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s government says attacks on power lines are behind a widespread outage that has left several provinces and the country’s capital without electricity. Yemen is the Arab world’s most impoverished nation and experiences frequent…

SF supervisor wants flexible work law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco businesses would be required to offer parents and caregivers flexible work schedules under a proposal a city supervisor wants to take before voters in November. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/109lBt0) that…

Officials: Woman approaches kids with chain saw

WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman is accused of trying to scare children by approaching them with a chain saw while wearing a ski mask. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department says Lynn Marie Herzog of Winfield, Mo.,…

Calif. readies for possible return of gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine trying to pull off such a gathering without knowing what day it should happen or if…

Obama wishes ‘speedy recovery’ for ailing Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is wishing for a “speedy recovery” for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94-year-old Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection. White House…

A look at those killed, wounded in Santa Monica

Five people died and others were wounded when John Zawahri armed himself with a semi-automatic rifle and went on a shooting rampage Friday in Santa Monica, Calif. The carnage ended when police shot the 23-year-old to death in…

Diocese won’t reinstate fired gay Ohio teacher

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent for a Roman Catholic Diocese has declined to reinstate a gay teacher who is challenging her firing by a Catholic school. Lucia……

Holmes can wear civilian clothes at murder trial

DENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes will be allowed to wear civilian clothing at his trial. A judge’s order made public Tuesday granted a request from Holmes’ attorneys that he not be required to wear…

CBOE paying $6M to settle SEC charges on oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest U.S. options exchange has agreed to pay a $6 million penalty to settle federal charges that it failed in its duty to enforce trading rules. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that…

News Corp shareholders approve split

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. says its shareholders have approved a plan to split into two publicly traded companies. The company says approval came with an overwhelming majority of support. It did not immediately break down vote…

Court hears arguments on NYC’s big soda ban

NEW YORK (AP) — A state appeals court is considering whether to allow New York City to ban oversized sodas and other large sugary drinks at city restaurants as part of its war on diabetes and obesity. The…

California city lets residents set part of budget

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city that emerged from bankruptcy two years ago is trying a novel approach to setting part of its budget: having the public decide. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/192uwNc…

Hepatitis A linked to frozen berries sickens 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states. The CDC said…

Ringo Starr writes ‘Octopus’ Garden’ as kids’ book

NEW YORK (AP) — Ringo Starr is turning an old Beatles favorite into a children’s book. The drummer has a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Children Books for “Octopus’ Garden,” based on one of the few songs the…

NY ‘Ghost Rider’ lawsuit reinstated

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a lawsuit against comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment by a man who claims he owns the rights to the “Ghost Rider” character. The 2nd U.S.…

Obama, Peru’s president in first official visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he and Peruvian President Ollanta Humala (o-YAH-nta ooh-MA-la) discussed during an Oval Office visit how to strengthen the relationship between their two countries. Humala’s visit to the White House Tuesday was…

A cheeky problem: NJ town to restrict baggy pants

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Ernest Troiano Jr. thinks he’s found a way to put one of this Jersey shore resort town’s problems behind it. Wildwood is ready to ban overly saggy pants, no ifs, ands or butts.…

Algeria: president had full stroke, but recovering

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The office of Algeria’s president says the leader’s health is improving under treatment in France, despite media reports to the contrary. Tuesday’s official statement said President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is “consolidating his favorable progress” under…

New Ohio rules on puppy mills call for roomy cages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new set of regulations meant to crack down on high-volume dog breeding operations in Ohio would ensure the animals live in spacious, clean cages……
Sharon Tube expansion

Sharon Company Expands

Sharon Tube unveiled a $45 million expansion to its Wheatland plant on Tuesday.…