Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider parenting solo

As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now…

Mass. AG sues feds over fishing rules

BOSTON (AP) — The state attorney general of Massachusetts filed suit against federal fishing regulators Thursday in an attempt to block new rules that she called a “death sentence” for New England’s fleet. The filing by Attorney General…
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Secret Service: Letter to White House Intercepted

The Secret Service said Thursday that a suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama and similar to ricin-laced ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White House mail screening facility.…

Student says his tip led to Ore. bomb plot arrest

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — When 17-year-old Truman Templeton didn’t want to go to an assembly at his Oregon high school, his mother knew something was wrong. She asked, and he said that a classmate had started talking about…

Ill. SupCo takes pass, ends student threat case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An aspiring rapper freed from prison after his conviction of attempting to threaten a murderous rampage got tossed out said Thursday he’s ready to put the six-year legal saga over free speech behind him…

US delegation to Russia: allow adoption completion

MOSCOW (AP) — Members of a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Moscow have urged Russian officials to allow the completion of U.S. adoptions of Russian children, which were caught in limbo by the Russian ban. The ban on adoptions…

Cheap leases offered to spur electric car sales

DETROIT (AP) — Auto companies are hoping lower lease prices can put a charge into sluggish sales of electric cars. Honda announced Thursday that it’s slashing the monthly lease cost of its tiny Fit EV by one third,…

La. inmates sentenced to life in 2011 kidnapping

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Louisiana inmates were sentenced to life in prison on Thursday in the kidnapping death of an Ohio businessman abducted from a hotel in Mississippi during a 2011 crime spree. Darian Pierce and Ricky…

McDonald’s CEO: I lost weight by being more active

NEW YORK (AP) — They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his “butt up”…

Cuban blogger Sanchez back after world tour

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is heading back to the island after a more than three-month globetrotting tour that analysts say significantly raised her international profile. Sanchez has traveled to more than a dozen countries…

How the AP-WE tv poll was conducted

The Associated Press-WE tv poll on the changing American family and having children was conducted May 15-23 and is based on interviews of 1,277 adults 18-49, including 298 women ages 18-49 who have never married and have children…
FILE: The gardens at Stambaugh Auditorium

New Garden Dedicated

A recent addition to Stambaugh Auditorium has made the treasured landmark even lovelier. …

US VP Biden wraps up first leg of Brazil visit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up his visit to Rio de Janeiro with a visit to a slum before traveling to Brasilia for a Friday meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.…

Head-on collision in southeastern Arizona kills 4

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — A head-on collision between two vehicles on a highway in southeastern Arizona has left four people dead and four injured. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a van and a pickup truck collided…

Ex-campaign staffer indicted in email scandal

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former campaign manager of New Mexico’s governor for computer hacking that allowed him to receive email sent by the Republican governor, her staffers and supporters. U.S.…

Damaged cruise ship to be repaired by mid-July

BALTIMORE (AP) — Royal Caribbean says a cruise ship damaged by fire during a trip from Baltimore to the Bahamas is expected to be back in service by mid-July. Company spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says in an email Thursday…

Secret Service: Letter to White House intercepted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service said Thursday that a suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama and similar to the ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White House mail screening…

Ohio St president jabs Notre Dame, Catholics, SEC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university’s priests are not good partners, joking that “those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, according…

‘Kai the hitchhiker’ in NJ to face murder charges

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man who gained Internet fame as “Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” says he’s not guilty of a murder charge. Caleb McGillivary is being held in a New Jersey jail after he waived extradition following…

US Marshals auction scammer’s diamond, other loot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Want to own a 5-carat diamond from a Texas scammer? The jumbo jewel and other treasures confiscated by the U.S. Marshals Service are up for auction in Las Vegas this weekend. Buyers can preview…