BABYNAMES

Most popular baby names for 2012

Top baby names for girls in 2012 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Isabella 4. Olivia 5. Ava 6. Emily 7. Abigail 8. Mia 9. Madison 10. Elizabeth ___ Top baby names for boys 1. Jacob 2. Mason 3.…
Mahoning County Children Services CSB

CSB to Merge

Update Officials with the county’s Job and Family Services and Children Services met Thursday with commissioners to discuss the agency’s impending merger.…
RXLAWSUIT

Largest US hospice company sued for Medicare fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Department of Justice is suing the hospice company founded by Florida Senate president, accusing it of submitting tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare claims for more than a decade, including…
ARIAS

Timeline of events in Jodi Arias murder case

PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias murder trial has drawn international attention for its graphic tales of sex and lies. The following is a timeline of some of the key events in the case: — September 2006: Arias…
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Van maker backed by Energy Dept. loans shuts down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan company that received a $50 million federal loan to make vans for the disabled has stopped production and laid off its 100 workers. Vehicle Production Group, or VPG, suspended operations in February after…
Nuclear-Protestors

Convicted nuclear protesters must stay in jail

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An elderly nun and two other nuclear protesters convicted of breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex and defacing the walls of a uranium processing plant are seeking release from jail as they await…
NORTHKOREA

NKorea: Detained American smuggled in propaganda

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says a Korean-American man sentenced last week to 15 years’ hard labor smuggled in unspecified inflammatory literature and tried to establish a base for anti-Pyongyang activities at a hotel in the…
Detroit-Services

For some Detroit services, call the D.I.Y. Dept.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New…
Allegiant Flight

Allegiant Adds New Flights

The first flight for Allegiant’s seasonal service from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport to Myrtle Beach took off on Thursday.…
CASTRO

Ohio suspect’s daughter ‘sorry’ to victim, friend

CLEVELAND (AP) — The daughter of Ohio kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro says she’s embarrassed and devastated by her father’s alleged actions. Arlene Castro told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she is extremely sorry about…
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Arrest made in Kansas deaths, baby presumed dead

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Kansas say they have arrested a 27-year-old man in the deaths of three people at a rural farm home. Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards says the 18-month-old daughter of Kaylie Bailey,…
Health-Centers-Get-Financing

Health centers get $150 million to help uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says community health centers around the country will get a $150 million injection to help tens of millions of uninsured Americans sign up for health insurance coverage under the new health care…
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NYC weighs allowing many immigrants to vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of New York City immigrants could get the right to vote in local elections under a proposal before lawmakers. A City Council hearing is set Thursday on a plan to allow…

Civil War vets interred at Arlington columbarium

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The cremated remains of two Civil War soldiers from Indiana have been given a final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery. The soldiers were brothers and their remains had sat on a funeral home…
Detroit-Services

For some Detroit services, call the D.I.Y. Dept.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some city parks also are getting tender loving care. New…

Group: 10,000 dissidents detained in Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s government has jailed about 10,000 dissidents without charge or trial over the years, a rights group said in report Thursday, describing the Horn of Africa nation as one of the world’s most…

RIAA adds streams to gold, platinum certification

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Industry Association of America is expanding its gold and platinum certification program to include song streams on the Internet. The first round of 56 combined digital single awards counting both downloads and…
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NJ woman, father, admit killing her ex-husband

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former third-grade teacher and her father have pleaded guilty to murdering the woman’s ex-husband in New Jersey. Kathleen Dorsett told a judge Thursday she sent 42-year-old Stephen Moore to his death in the…

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s collection…
STOCKS

Stocks dip below record levels on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is pulling back after surging to record levels during the past week. Even a decline in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits failed to boost stock prices in midday…