Sex ed book in Hebrew for Israel’s Orthodox Jews

JERUSALEM (AP) — A how-to book translated into Hebrew to teach Israel’s Orthodox Jews about sex, targeting an audience typically mum on the steamy subject. The book, “The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy,” was published in English more…
RUSSIA-BOMBING

Bomb in Russia’s Dagestan province kills 2

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A bomb exploded Wednesday in a busy shopping area in the capital of Russia’s restive republic of Dagestan, killing at least two people, police said. Two teenage boys who tried to open a cardboard…
Boston Marathon Explosion

3 Suspects in Custody

Boston police say three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings.…
Michael Bair

Man Sentenced in Fatal Crash

A Poland man was sentenced Wednesday for his role in a March 2012 fatal accident that killed an East Liverpool man. …

PepsiCo pulls Mountain Dew ad after criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo is pulling an online ad for Mountain Dew that was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. In the 60-second spot developed by African-American rapper Tyler, The Creator,…

Pa. man angered as ex-wife, thought dead, surfaces

LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who became a suspect after his wife vanished 11 years ago says the news that she has surfaced in Florida angers him because of how her……

Document: White House shooter practiced for months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new court document says that an Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been upset…
MOVIE-THEATER-SHOOTING-AURORA-POLICE

Communications failure cited in Aurora shootings

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Records indicate that police and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following last summer’s Aurora movie theater shootings. According to the documents obtained by the Denver Post…

Bucknell president agrees to contract extension

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bucknell president John Bravman has agreed to a contract extension with the central Pennsylvania university through 2020. Financial terms of t……

Scientists find cannibalism at American settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism. On Wednesday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists…

PokerStars bid to buy AC casino scrapped

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bid by the world’s largest online poker website to buy an Atlantic City casino has gone bust. The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel announced Wednesday that a purchase agreement with the British parent…
Colorado-Snow

May Day snow storm hits Colo., Wyo., Midwest

DENVER (AP) — Parts of Colorado and Wyoming are beginning May with another wet blanket of powder. Blowing and drifting snow is making travel difficult in southeastern Wyoming. But the snow isn’t having a major impact on Denver’s…
MONEY-SCHOOL-BOOKS-TUITION-COLLEGE

University of Toledo looks at cuts of up to $17M

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials at the University of Toledo say budget cuts for the coming year could total $17 million. The Blade newspaper in Toledo (http://bit.ly/Ye……

Report shows persistence of TV violence

NEW YORK (AP) — Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television. A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty…

Accused Mont. prosecutor avoids weekend jail stay

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A midnight court hearing helped a Montana prosecutor avoid spending last weekend in jail. Flathead County Deputy Attorney Kenneth “Rusty” Park’s attorney says he requested the hearing because the prosecutor risked attack by an…

Stocks edge lower on manufacturing, jobs slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) — More evidence of a slowing economy pulled the stock market lower early Wednesday. U.S. factory activity in April dropped to its slowest pace this year as manufacturers pulled back on hiring and cut stockpiles,…

Montana hospital says woman posed as nurse

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Health care officials in Montana say a woman posing as a nurse at a Billings hospital accompanied doctors on patient checks. Yellowstone County’s public-health agency says the Billings Clinic notified the agency Thursday of…

Housing rebound is facing obstacle: Too few homes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Beth Heinen Bell and her husband, Christian, are sick of renting. They want more space. They’d like to host friends for dinner. And now, having seen the real estate market start to rebound,…