US to auction wind energy leases off RI, Mass.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government says it will auction leases for wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts next month, marking the first time it has sold competitive leases for wind energy on…

Academic Excellence – Brookfield

Anthony Wielbruda Caylin Corns David Jamieson James Quinlan Kayla Boyer Nicole Tatomirovich Raeschelle Foster……

Somali torture victim: Ohio court hearing a relief

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A human rights advocate tortured in Somalia in the 1980s says he’s relieved to have finally had his day in court. Abukar Hassan Ahmed (AB’-oo-kahr hah-SAHN’ AHK’-mehd) says his appearance before a federal judge…

Academic Excellence – Boardman

Amanda Parillo Brenden Hardie Fred Ouimet Georgia Kasamias Megan Evans Nicole Pavlansky Paige Rowland Peter Stafford Ryan Bailey……

NY attorney general sues HSBC over foreclosures

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general is suing HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Mortgage Corp., claiming they’re failing to set timely foreclosure settlement conferences required by state law. The law says mortgage lenders who sue to…

Palestinians to pursue Israel at UN if talks fail

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian official says the West Bank government will try to bring Israel up on charges through the U.N. if American attempts to restart peace talks fail. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat…

Ecuador oil spill pollutes Amazon tributary

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s state oil company says it has resumed pumping through the country’s main pipeline four days after it was damaged by a landslide. But a spill caused by the slide polluted drinking water for…

Sebelius won’t intervene in girl’s transplant case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services says she can’t intervene in transplant decisions and move a dying Pennsylvania girl to the front of the line. Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL’-yuhs) says those decisions should be…

After Liberia massacre, a neglected mass grave

CARTER CAMP, Liberia (AP) — Birds twittering in the trees are among the few signs of life in Carter Camp, an abandoned former workers’ housing compound now overgrown with untamed grass, where hundreds of bodies are buried in…

Hacker who turned Manning in takes witness stand

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A one-time computer hacker who told authorities Pfc. Bradley Manning was giving information to WikiLeaks testified Tuesday the soldier never said he wanted to help the enemy during their online chats. Manning is…

Museum brings makeover to crime-hit Marseille

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A new flagship museum dedicated to Mediterranean civilization in Marseille is hoping to shake off the southern metropolis’ reputation as France’s deadliest city with a drastic cultural makeover. The Museum of European and Mediterranean…

Miss. gov: US education declined with working moms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says American education declined in quality when mothers started working outside the home. Bryant made his remarks Tuesday in Washington during an education forum hosted by The Washington Post. The…

Channing Tatum, wife Jenna have a baby girl

NEW YORK (AP) — Channing Tatum will be juggling acting with diaper duty: He and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum have a daughter to dote on. Everly Tatum was born last Friday in London, where her father is filming the…

Ohio lawmaker seeks money for 3 captive women

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants the state to provide years of relief payments and a free ride to college for three Cleveland women abducted and held in captivity for about a decade. State Rep.…