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……

Brooks’s ex-bodyguard charged in UK hacking probe

LONDON (AP) — A man who provided protection for the former chief executive of News International has been charged in relation to Britain’s wide-ranging phone-hacking investigation. Scotland Yard said Friday that David Johnson, 47, allegedly conspired with Rebekah…

German WWII bomber to be salvaged off UK coast

LONDON (AP) — The only known surviving example of the German Dornier Do 17 bomber known as the “flying pencil” is to be salvaged from its watery grave in the English Channel. The RAF Museum says the challenging…

Security tight for Obama at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University officials say security at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Ohio Stadium will be tighter than usual thanks to the com……

Western Pa. officer killed in crash during chase

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say a woman who crashed into a western Pennsylvania police cruiser killing one officer inside told investigators she “did so……

US military plane carrying 3 crashes in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The emergencies ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a U.S. military plane has crashed in the country. Kyrgyzstan hosts a U.S. base that is used for troops transiting into and out of Afghanistan and for C-135…

SAfrica: officials suspended over wedding scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s government says five high-ranking officials have been suspended after a chartered plane carrying about 200 guests from India to a lavish family wedding was allowed to land at a South African air force…

Reward up to $18K in Philly-area high school fire

LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) — The reward for information in an arson that severely damaged a Philadelphia-area high school last month has grown to $18,000. Authorities say so……

Cameron’s Conservatives suffer in UK local votes

LONDON (AP) — David Cameron’s Conservative Party has taken a drubbing in local elections amid a surge of support for an anti-European Union and anti-immigration party. The early results show that the right-wing United Kingdom Independence Party, or…

Pa. teacher goes up in chopper for egg experiment

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania middle school teacher has gone to great heights to show her students the value of physics and engineering. D.H.H. Lenge……

Ohio school prayer effort sidetracked by flaw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A technical flaw in a petition is delaying efforts to try to give Ohio students the right to pray in school. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejec……

Witherspoon pleads no contest, fined after arrest

ATLANTA (AP) — A dash-cam video of actress Reese Witherspoon’s recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood’s best-known actresses unfiltered as she takes on a no-nonsense Georgia state trooper following a traffic stop. In…

1 hurt in shooting near central Ohio college

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Students at a central Ohio college were warned to stay inside after a shooting wounded one person. Police in Delaware, north of Columbus, said the……

Report: SAfrica losing battle against corruption

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The author of a new report says South Africa is fighting a losing battle against corruption, with graft costing taxpayers nearly 1 billion rand ($111 million) last year. Lawyer Peter Allwright of law firm Edward…