Key findings from the AP-WE tv poll

An Associated Press-WE tv poll took a deep look at how Americans under age 50 feel about having children, single parents and changing family structures. THE CHANGING AMERICAN FAMILY -In the poll, 31 percent of all parents reported…

Average US household far from regaining its wealth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concludes. The typical household has regained…

AP Interview: Nigeria sees outside extremist help

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists who control portions of northeast Nigeria received anti-aircraft guns and other military-grade weaponry from outside sources, the nation’s top defense spokesman said Thursday, as soldiers continue to battle militants across the arid,…

US puts sanctions on top aide of Iran’s ayatollah

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has issued sanctions against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s deputy chief of staff and over 50 other Iranian government officials for alleged human rights abuses, while making it easier for Americans to export advanced communications…

US accused of withholding evidence in drug case

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have suffered a rare setback in a drug case involving two Colombian men amid accusations that evidence was withheld from the defense. Two Colombians were facing up to life in prison as their…

Floodwaters drop after Alaska river ice jam breaks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ice-clogged river in Alaska’s interior that submerged much of a remote town is flowing again and so far sparing another community along its path. Emergency responders say floodwaters are dropping Thursday in Galena…

Deadly attack stokes Chile Mapuche conflict

VILCUN, Chile (AP) — The hooded men approached the ranch by night, scattering pamphlets about the death of a Mapuche Indian activist shot in the back by a policeman. The property belonged to an elderly couple who had…

Notre Dame: Ohio St. president’s jabs regrettable

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A University of Notre Dame spokesman says disparaging remarks by the president of Ohio State University aimed at the school and Roman Catholics are “regrettable.” Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown tells The Associated Press…
Boardman Boy Abused

Father Indicted for Abuse

The father of a then-3-month-old Boardman boy found not breathing and unresponsive in March was indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury abusing his son. …

Murder charged in Calif. dog pack mauling death

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old Southern California man has been arrested on a felony murder warrant stemming from the mauling death of a jogger by a pack of dogs earlier this month. Los Angeles County prosecutors say…

Maine teens wary of social media after homicide

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old girl allegedly killed by a man who used Facebook to lure her into a trap says she wants to do what she can to make sure it never happens…

Hagel visits troops in Hawaii on first Asia trip

HONOLULU (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with troops at Hickam Field in Hawaii. It’s the first stop on Hagel’s first visit to Asia as defense chief. The weeklong trip will take him to Singapore and…

Prosecutor discusses next steps for Arias case

PHOENIX (AP) — The top prosecutor in Phoenix says he’s confident an impartial jury can be seated to determine the punishment for Jodi Arias if his office doesn’t reach a deal to end the case first. Maricopa County…

Stocks rise as lackluster reports ease Fed concern

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose Thursday after a pair of lackluster economic reports convinced traders that the U.S. central bank will continue to boost the economy with its stimulus program. The number of Americans filing…

Bad weather possible in Oklahoma and other parts of Midwest

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say nasty weather is possible over portions of Oklahoma and adjacent parts of Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri today. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., warns there is a moderate risk of severe…

Russians find mammoth carcass with liquid blood

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian researchers say they have discovered a perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal. They say the frozen remains of a…

Suit filed over copter crash during reality shoot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a man killed when a helicopter crashed during a shoot for a reality television show has claimed in a wrongful death lawsuit that the aircraft’s operators and producers negligently operated the…

Giants, Jets sue again over NJ megamall plans

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Giants and New York Jets have refiled a lawsuit seeking to block developers from expanding a planned megamall near the northern New Jersey stadium where they both play. The move comes…

US: Iran support for global terror surged in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Iran of increasing support for global terrorism to levels not seen for two decades. The administration also says core elements of al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan are headed for defeat,…

Venezuela police seize 2,500 rolls of toilet paper

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Police in Venezuela say they have seized nearly 2,500 rolls of toilet paper in an overnight raid of a clandestine warehouse storing scarce goods. The Thursday announcement on Twitter said that the officers raiding…