Coroner: 7-month-old fetus found in Pa. school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania coroner says a deceased seven-month-old fetus was found at a local high school. Lancaster County Coroner Steve Diamanto……

Security casts shadow over Obama’s Mexico trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to refocus economic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, even as fresh questions about security cooperation threaten to cast a shadow over the president’s visit to the southern neighbor. Obama…

Medicaid improved mental health for uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re uninsured, getting on Medicaid clearly improves your mental health, but it doesn’t seem to make much difference in physical conditions such as high blood pressure. The counterintuitive findings by researchers at Harvard and…

UMass: 1 arrested is suspended, 2 not enrolled

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has suspended one student charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings and says the other two aren’t enrolled. The university said Wednesday that Azamat Tazhayakov (AHZ’-maht tuh-ZAYE’-uh-kov)…

Navy: 2 leaders face charges in deaths of 2 divers

The Navy says two senior leaders face involuntary manslaughter and dereliction-of-duty charges in the drowning deaths of two divers at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Baltimore. A Navy spokeswoman said Wednesday the unidentified defendants are “senior leaders” in Mobile…

Computer glitches derail school tests in 4 states

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and even determine teachers’ pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators’ computer systems. Thousands of students in Indiana, Oklahoma and…

Fewer health applicants than expected in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials say they’ve received applications from just six insurance carriers wanting to sell 165 health policies on the online insurance marketplace that’s a cornerstone of the nation’s new health care law. The number of…

Wis. mom gets up to 10 years for baby’s 1957 death

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman convicted of killing her baby more than 50 years ago has been sentenced to prison for up to 10 years. Seventy-six-year-old Ruby C. Klokow (KLOH’-koh) of Sheboygan pleaded no contest three…

How Fed policymakers affect the economy

The Federal Reserve’s chief policymaking group, the Federal Open Market Committee, has vast power over the economy through its ability to set monetary policy. Here is a look at how the FOMC operates. Q: What is the FOMC’s…

US keeps Cuba on state sponsors of terrorism list

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. State Department says it has no plans to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism when it issues an upcoming annual report on terrorism. The decision announced Wednesday by State…

No danger for NASA workers after Ohio evacuation

CLEVELAND (AP) — A NASA spokeswoman in Ohio says a substance that led to the evacuation of two buildings at a research facility in Cleveland turned out to be non-hazardo……

Activision summons new ‘Call of Duty’ video game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activision is trading “Modern Warfare” for “Ghosts.” The video game publisher announced Wednesday that the next installment in its successful “Call of Duty” franchise will be titled “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and feature a…

Mitch Albom switches publishers, has 3-book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Mitch Albom, one of the country’s most popular authors, has a new publisher and a new novel coming this fall. The author of “Tuesdays With Morrie” has a three-book deal with Harper, an imprint…

Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s vow to try again to close the Guantanamo Bay prison remains a tough sell in Congress. So the White House may look instead toward smaller steps like transferring some terror suspects back…

Syrian president showing renewed confidence

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies are showing renewed confidence that the momentum in the civil war is shifting in their favor, due in part to the rapid rise of al-Qaida-linked extremists among the…
STOCK MARKET

Stocks sink as economic outlook dims; Dow off 138

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell the most in two weeks as the outlook for the economy grew dimmer. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 138 points to close at 14,701 Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s…
Austintown School Sold

School Property Sold

The Austintown School Board announced the sale of the former middle school property on Mahoning Avenue.…

Va. journal hires Library of Congress director

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A top literary journal founded in 1925 has hired a Library of Congress director to be its new editor. The Virginia Quarterly Review announced Wednesday that W. Ralph Eubanks will take over as editor,…