Detectives study knives in Calif. girl’s stabbing

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A potential witness in the killing of an 8-year-old California girl has recanted her statements about seeing a possible suspect running from the girl’s home and “is no longer credible,” a sheriff’s department…

Judge allows Pa. borough council to shrink to 3

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a borough council in northeastern Pennsylvania can shrink from five members to three. The Republican-Herald reports (h……

US employers add 165K jobs; rate falls to 7.5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent. The Labor…

Head of Marathon bombing fund to meet victims

BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer overseeing the Boston Marathon bombings victims’ fund says the families of three people who died could each receive more than $1 million. Kenneth Feinberg says he plans to unveil a tentative compensation proposal…

Female Air Force trainer sentenced in sex scandal

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A female training instructor at a Texas Air Force base has been ordered to serve three months in jail after pleading guilty to having sex with a male student. A military judge in San…

Cameras in planes show Italy thieves

ROME (AP) — Italian police have arrested 29 airport baggage handlers accused of stealing cameras, cellphones and other loot from passengers’ luggage, a bust made possible after hidden cameras were installed in airplane cargo holds where the thefts…

Fire shuts down Labor Dept. building

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overnight fire at the Labor Department’s headquarters has shut the building down for most employees. Spokesman Carl Fillichio says the agency’s monthly employment report will be released as scheduled Friday. Department employees and members…

Oil up again to near $95 ahead of US jobs data

The price of crude oil continued to rise Friday, a day after posting its biggest jump this year, as traders awaited the release of a closely watched U.S. employment report. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for…

Stock futures take off on jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are mixed ahead of a jobs report that could say a lot about where the U.S. economy is headed. The light volume of trading made it appear that investors were keeping money…

Ohio county court has spent $18,000 on rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A county official in eastern Ohio says the high-profile case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players last summer has c……

Bomb explosion at Iraq mosque kills 7

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a bomb explosion at a Sunni mosque just north of Baghdad has killed five worshippers and wounded about 19 others. Police officials say Friday’s bombing occurred as worshippers were leaving mid-day prayers…

Ohio man drives to hospital after shot in head

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Toledo say a man who was shot in the head was able to drive himself to the hospital. The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/YiVBs0 ) reports the……