US trade deficit falls to $38.8 billion in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed for a second month in March as the daily flow of imported crude oil dropped to the lowest level in 17 years. The deficit with China hit a three-year low.…

US worker productivity rises just 0.7 pct. in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity barely grew from January through March after shrinking in the final three months of 2012. Weak productivity growth could prompt employers to hire more if consumers and businesses continue to increase spending.…

Lebanon: Main suspect in 2011 kidnapping arrested

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say they’ve arrested the man behind the 2011 kidnapping of seven Estonian tourists. The officials said Thursday that Hussein Hojeiri was detained two days ago in the eastern Bekaa Valley. They say…

Oil trades above $91, recovering from big drop

The price of oil made gains above $91 per barrel Thursday, rebounding from a steep drop, as the European Central Bank cut its key interest rate to a new low. By early afternoon in Europe, the benchmark oil…

Spice Girls musical ‘Viva Forever’ closing in June

LONDON (AP) — “Viva Forever”? Not as it turns out. Producers announced Thursday that the Spice Girls musical will close at London’s Piccadilly Theater June 29 after a disappointing six-month run. Producer Judy Craymer said despite tweaks since…

York College locked down after central Pa. robbery

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Normal operations have resumed at York College in central Pennsylvania after the university was locked down overnight as police searched for a robber……

One of oldest concentration camp survivors dies

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian organization that tracks the fate of Nazi concentration camp inmates says the oldest known survivor of such a camp has died aged 107. The Mauthausen Committee said Thursday that Leopold Engleitner died April…
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Hip exercises

Best ways to exercise hips.…

EU in Kosovo launches new organ trafficking probe

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A European Union prosecutor in Kosovo says a new probe into illegal organ trafficking has begun just days after five people were found guilty of running a criminal ring that lured poor people from…

Marywood nursing students can finish at Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — After losing accreditation for its nursing program, Marywood University in northeastern Pennsylvania has announced a plan to allow third-year……
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YSU Candidates Introduced

The three final candidates for the position of president of Youngstown State University will visit the campus in the coming days and students, faculty and staff will have a chance to meet each one.…

Conde Nast launches Vogue, Wired video programming

NEW YORK (AP) — Conde Nast is launching a slate of Web series inspired by its the fashion magazine Vogue and the technology monthly Wired. The media company announced the new digital programming in a presentation to advertisers…

Futures pointing higher after previous day’s rout

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures rebounded after a triple-digit sell-off on the Dow as the central bank in Europe cut interest rates again Thursday and the U.S. deficit with China hit a three-year low. The number of…

‘Billy the Exterminator’ drug charge: guilty plea

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — William “Billy” Bretherton, star of the A&E reality TV show “Billy the Exterminator,” has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana, his attorney said. Bretherton was put on probation for a…

Obama nominates Pritzker, Froman for economic jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating longtime fundraiser and philanthropist Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department and economic adviser Michael Froman to be the U.S. Trade Representative. The president announced the nominations Thursday in a…

Police: Northeast Pa. doctor threatened officer

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania doctor has been ordered held for trial on charges that he fired gunshots in his neighborhood and threatened a pol……

2 new Ohio ‘racinos’ approved by commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Racing Commission has given the green light to new “racinos” in Dayton and in the Youngstown area. The commission on W……

Jon Bon Jovi to watch signing of NJ overdose law

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi, whose daughter suffered an apparent drug overdose last year, plans to join Gov. Chris Christie when he signs into law Thursday a good Samaritan bill intended to assure that a fear…