Futures mixed on lackluster jobs numbers from ADP

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures were mixed Wednesday ahead of a flood of economic indicators and corporate earnings, after a lukewarm report on jobs. A survey by the payroll processor ADP indicated that U.S. companies added…

Cubs chairman threatens to move team from Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the team needs to install a 6,000 square foot video board at Wrigley Field because it would bring in much needed revenue. Addressing the City Club of Chicago Wednesday,…

Ohio pension fund board won’t seek travel funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two board members of an Ohio public employees pension fund are withdrawing their controversial efforts to seek reimbursement for a trip to Hawai……

Activists call for release of imam in Gambia

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Activists in Gambia are calling on the government to release an imam who has been jailed for five months. Imam Baba Leigh has been missing since December and is believed to have been detained…

Pakistan-US alliance takes hits on campaign trail

ISLAMABAD (AP) — On the campaign trail in Pakistan, candidates boast about their readiness to stand up to Washington and often tout their anti-American credentials. One party leader even claims he would shoot down U.S. drones if he…

Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand

LONDON (AP) — The maker of one of the Internet’s most popular browsers is taking on one of the world’s best-known purveyors of surveillance software, accusing a British company of hijacking the Mozilla brand to camouflage its espionage…

Medal of Honor Society to honor Newtown educators

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society plans to honor the six educators killed in the December massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut with its highest civilian award. The society says Rachel…

George W. Bush library opens to public

DALLAS (AP) — The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has opened to the public, with the 43rd president greeting 43 schoolchildren who were its first visitors. The library and museum, along with Bush’s policy institute, are…

Store worker set on fire in Pa.; suspect sought

READING, Pa. (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect after a worker at a corner store was doused with gasoline and set on fire in Reading. Investigators say 32-year-ol……

Dried toothpaste caused scare at Ohio University

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say the white powder that led to an evacuation of a building at Ohio University last week was toothpaste used to seal an envelope. The unive……

Colo. civil union ceremonies begin after midnight

DENVER (AP) — Fran and Anna Simon were joined in Colorado’s first civil union at 12:02 this morning, as hundreds of people gathered at a downtown Denver municipal building to celebrate the legalization of civil unions in the…

After coming out, Collins needs a new NBA home

The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job. Collins’ stunning announcement that he was a gay athlete in a major sport won overwhelming support from other players, coaches and executives — even a phone call…
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Racino is Done Deal

Update The Ohio Racing Commission agreed Wednesday to allow Penn National to move forward with plans to build a racino in Austintown.…

Teen in Ohio slaying is incompetent for trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled that one of the two teens charged in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Ohio boy is mentally incompetent to stand trial. The Frank……

Afghan peace council official killed in south

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents ambushed an Afghan government peace negotiator on Wednesday, killing him and two bodyguards as they headed to a meeting in the south to discuss plans for local troops to take over responsibility from…

$41 million Ohio lottery jackpot claimed in trust

CLEVELAND (AP) — A $41 million Ohio lottery jackpot has been claimed in a trust in northeastern Ohio. The lottery said Tuesday the lump-sum payout, after taxes, was nea……

Ohio Amber Alert canceled after child returned

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is canceling an overnight Amber Alert after a 4-year-old boy reportedly taken from a Columbus neighborhood by an ar……

Colorado ushers in new law with midnight unions

DENVER (AP) — The first gay couple granted a civil union in Colorado said their vows before hundreds of people early Wednesday morning at a downtown Denver municipal building, where eager couples and members of the public gathered…