In business, Pakistan’s government bleeds

ISLAMABAD (AP) — With every flight, Pakistan’s state-owned airline demonstrates the economic challenges facing the country’s new government. Each time a plane belonging to Pakistan International Airlines takes off, odds are the aircraft is more than 25 years…

5 things to know about Iran’s presidential vote

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s presidential election is June 14. Here are five things you should know: THE FIELD Iran’s election overseers allowed eight candidates on the ballot to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot run again because…

Obama plays golf before return to DC

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama has squeezed in a morning round on a Southern California golf course. The White House says the president played the nine-hole course at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage on…

Influential clerics support top leader’s adviser

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An influential Iranian clerical body has announced its support for presidential candidate Ali Akbar Velayati in the June 14 election. A Sunday report by the semi-official Mehr news agency quotes the Association of Teachers…

In Iran vote, reformists struggle with few options

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Despite four years of non-stop pressure, arrests and intimidation, Iran’s dissidents still find ways to show their resilience. Protest messages still ricochet around social media despite Iran’s cyber cops’ attempts to control…

A decade on, Southern Baptists adapt to new role

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A decade ago, the Southern Baptist Convention was riding high. The president of the United States was a conservative evangelical Christian who personally addressed the group’s annual meetings, either by satellite or video, at…

Ohio congressmen pushing football hall coin

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator and two of its House members will team up with all-time football stars to push for a commemorative coin to benef……

Cable operators buff up guides for Internet age

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of making money providing Internet service, cable TV companies are now tapping the power of the Internet to improve clunky program guides that are a relic of the 1990s. Over the past year…

Senators differ on value of phone records program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are divided about whether there’s evidence that the government’s phone records collection program has kept the United States safe. It was disclosed last week that the National Security…

Israeli leader accuses Iran of cyberattacks

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says there has been a “significant rise” in cyber-attacks on Israel by Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu told a security conference on Sunday that Iran, along with its proxies Hezbollah and Hamas,…

Ohio college investing in cancer care expansion

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is investing heavily in expanding cancer care, hoping to become the go-to provider for patients in the Cincinnati metr……

Park system in OH uses wind to halt algae growth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A park system is using wind power to stem the growth of toxic blue-green algae in a 10-acre pond in central Ohio. Columbus Metro Parks officials say……

Grant Hill supports wife Tamia at NYC concert

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after he retired from the NBA, Grant Hill celebrated with his wife as she performed for a feverish crowd in New York City on Saturday night. Hill and New York Knicks’ Amar’e…

Stripped-down Harley rebounds from recession

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Some motorcycle enthusiasts feared Keith Wandell might be the outsider who drove Harley-Davidson into the ground. Instead, he may be remembered as the guy who kept the motorcycle maker on the road. Wandell grabbed the…

‘The Purge’ shocks with $36.4 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) — The suspense thriller “The Purge” topped the weekend box office with a shocking $36.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Universal film starring Ethan Hawke nearly doubled industry expectations, as audiences flocked to…

New bald eagle nests confirmed in northeast Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Three more pairs of bald eagles have built nests in remote and inaccessible areas in northeast Ohio The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/183sgb……

E3 a chance to address gamers’ questions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What is the next generation of gaming? It’s a question the video game industry hasn’t quite figured out yet, but it’s one it must confront at this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, the much-hyped Los…