Philly school spox: few options for Girard

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A spokesman for Girard College, which is making big cuts to its boarding and high school programs, says the long-time school’s Board of Dire……

Ohio court sets execution date for drug slaying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2015 execution date for a Cincinnati man accused of shooting a man in the head during a drug-related robbery. Recor……

After attacks, security tight for Iraqi pilgrimage

BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims are converging on a golden-domed Shiite shrine in northern Baghdad to commemorate the death of a revered Shiite Muslim saint. Security is tight after a wave of deadly attacks.…

Ohio Senate proposes more changes to state budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio senators plan to keep in the state budget a provision that would effectively de-fund Planned Parenthood by putting it at the back of the line f……

Ohio court rules prosecutor violated records law

CINCINNATI (AP) — A state appeals court says a prosecutor violated the Ohio Public Records Act by refusing a newspaper’s request for a 911 tape. The 12th Distric……
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Man Pleads in Child Sex Case

The East Liverpool man who reportedly posed as a woman for about eight years while living with a family pleaded guilty to four child sex-related charges. …

Nevada lawmakers pass 5 bills in special session

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers who thought their work ended at midnight were roused into a special session before dawn Tuesday to finish work on five matters left unhandled during the regular session that ended hours…

Moscow set for early mayoral elections in the fall

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow will hold mayoral elections two years early after Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said he supported holding a snap poll in the fall. Sobyanin offered his resignation and said Tuesday that he backed moving the vote…

Bentley basketball player collapses, dies

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Bentley University basketball player has died after collapsing at a men’s recreational summer league game. Lt. Michael Lawn of the Watertown Police Department says 19-year-old Joe Glynn was pronounced dead at…

Nevada Gov. Sandoval calls special session to wrap up bills

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval called Nevada lawmakers back to work before dawn Tuesday to finish five matters that failed to get done before the 2013 legislative session ended at midnight Monday. In a proclamation…

White House tries to encourage high tech patents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is taking steps to encourage innovation in high tech patents that it calls “a key driver of economic growth.” The White House on Tuesday announced five executive actions and seven recommendations for…

Afghans demand arrest of US troops over killings

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of Afghans blocked a major highway south of Kabul on Tuesday, carrying freshly dug-up bodies they claimed were victims of torture by U.S. special forces and demanding the Americans be arrested, officials said.…

Penn National to close Pa. off-track betting site

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn National Off Track Wagering Center in central Pennsylvania is closing its doors for good. Dan Silver, director of racing for Penn Nation……

Solar plane lands successfully in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A solar-powered plane attempting to fly across the United States has landed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The Solar Impulse landed about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It’s…

US trade deficit up 8.5 percent to $40.3 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in April, as demand for foreign cars, cell phones and other imported goods outpaced growth in U.S. exports. The Commerce Department says the trade gap rose 8.5 percent in April…

Frozen berry mix linked to hepatitis A recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Oregon company is recalling a frozen berry mix sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores after the product was linked to at least 34 hepatitis A illnesses in five states. The Food and Drug…

US Army general facing sex charges back in court

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges is due back in court for a hearing on pre-trial motions. Tuesday’s hearing precedes a court martial for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair now set to…

Sister: Missing Marine preparing to move to Va.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The FBI is investigating the kidnapping of a U.S. Marine reservist in Mexico last month. Armando Fernandez, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio Division, said in a news release Monday that…
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Cruzes Could Be Added to Recall

U.S. safety regulators are checking to see if up to 400,000 General Motors cars, including the Chevrolet Cruze, should be added to two recalls for defective air bags.…