Baxter drug fails to slow Alzheimer’s in big study

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.…

NW Pa. man pleads in arson; dad already cleared

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) — A 24-year-old man acknowledged he set a house on fire in rural northwestern Pennsylvania at his father’s request, even though the older man h……

Libya’s defense minister rescinds resignation

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s defense minister says he has resigned to protest to a show of force by militias who have been besieging government buildings to push their political demands. Mohammed Al-Barghathi told reporters on Tuesday that…

US safety agency watches Ford vans for rust signs

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are monitoring about 100,000 Ford and Mercury minivans that were not covered by a recall issued earlier this year for rust problems. Ford recalled about 230,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey…

Spanish court drops subpoena of king’s daughter

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court Tuesday withdrew a subpoena for King Juan Carlos’ daughter as a suspect in a corruption case, following an appeal by prosecutors. The Palma de Mallorca court said it had accepted the appeal…

Older man in camouflage robs western Pa. bank

STOYSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State police have been looking for an older man who robbed a western Pennsylvania bank while dressed head to toe in camouflage clothing. Troopers……

Corker: US moving closer to arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is predicting the U.S. will soon be “arming the rebels” seeking to overthrow Syria’s Bashar Assad. Tennessee’s Bob Corker says “it’s time for to begin changing”…

Rider moves Pittsburgh-area transit bus to safety

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Port Authority of Allegheny County is investigating why a bus driver fell out of his seat, forcing a passenger to take the wheel and steer the trans……
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SC teacher who stomped flag gets $85,000 payment

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school teacher removed from the classroom when he stomped on an American flag while discussing freedom is being paid $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge. The State newspaper (http://bit.ly/13eJez6) obtained…

Ethiopian Air wants compensation for 787 grounding

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says his company will seek compensation from Boeing for the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner planes. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press on Tuesday his company will…

Oil slips below $96 as fears over Syria ease

The price of oil edged slightly lower Tuesday as fears over Israeli involvement in Syria’s civil war eased. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery was down 46 cents to $95.70 in electronic trading on…

Backer of broader gun checks not giving up fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn’t giving up on getting a bill passed. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says backers of expanded background checks for gun…

Futures edge higher, following markets overseas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are following markets overseas slightly higher with major U.S. indexes hovering hear historic highs. The habits of the American consumer will come into focus later on Tuesday. The Federal Reserve releases its…

David Chang, Paul Kahan tie for top chef honor

NEW YORK (AP) — Food may not have been their first calling, but coming late to the culinary scene clearly hasn’t slowed David Chang and Paul Kahan. On Monday, the two were jointly honored as the nation’s most…

UN names 3 members to human rights probe in NKorea

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has appointed three experts from Australia, Serbia and Indonesia to carry out an inquiry into North Korea for possible crimes against humanity. The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council said…

Saudi journalist claims he is banned from writing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi journalist says he has been banned from writing in a Saudi newspaper after criticizing the Interior Ministry. Ali al-Elayan wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday that Al-Watan daily has stopped him…
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Tuesday is primary election day in Ohio and several local school districts are hoping to pass levies and bond issues.…