US Treasury says debt auctions could be trimmed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it could begin decreasing the size of some of its debt auctions in coming months based on an improving deficit situation that will allow it to pay back some of the…

5-year-old boy shoots 2-year-old sister in Ky.

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A southern Kentucky coroner says the mother of a 5-year-old boy who fatally shot his 2-year-old sister had just stepped away onto the porch when the shooting occurred. Cumberland County Coroner Gary White tells…

Prayer vigil set at site of planned Pa. strip club

BROGUE, Pa. (AP) — A church group is planning to hold a prayer vigil this weekend at the site of a proposed strip club in York County. The York Daily Record reports (http:/……

Police: W. Pa. man tried to blame DUI on grandma

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man tried to blame his drunken driving on his grandmother. The only problem is, she wasn’t there. Twenty……

Police: Passed out Pa. dad let girl, 2, wander

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man is jailed on charges that his 2-year-old daughter was found wandering outside while police found him so drunk he……

Survey: Private employers add just 119K in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. companies added just 119,000 jobs in April, the fewest in seven months. The report Wednesday from payroll processor ADP suggests that government spending cuts and higher taxes could be starting…

Pittsburgh mayor behind ads attacking candidate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s lame-duck mayor is behind ads attacking one of the candidates running to replace him, City Councilman Bill Peduto. Mayor Luke R……

Iraq, Shell officially kick off major gas project

BAGHDAD (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says it has officially kicked off a multibillion-dollar project to tap natural gas in Iraq’s south. The $17 billion joint venture will gather, process and market associated gas, a by-product of producing…

Venezuela tensions high after congressional brawl

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan lawmakers punched, kicked and shoved one another as a postelection conflict between President Hugo Chavez’s heirs and rivals blew up into a brawl on the floor of congress. Tuesday night’s clash erupted when…

Chrysler, Ford, GM, Nissan April US sales up

DETROIT (AP) — Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan all reported double-digit U.S. sales increases last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years. A rebound in pickup truck sales led the way, especially…

Oil sinks to near $92 on China manufacturing data

The price of oil dropped to near $92 a barrel on Wednesday after data showed a slowdown in China’s manufacturing growth and a rise in U.S. crude stocks. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery…

Penn State to put $20M into its online academy

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University is funneling $20 million into its online learning academy and hopes to nearly quadruple enrollment. The Centre Daily T……

Keith Richards: I don’t own an iPod

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s rock royalty and likes to keep it old-school: Keith Richards says he doesn’t own an iPod. The Rolling Stones guitarist says he isn’t a fan of the ultra-popular music device. “I don’t have…

Italy race problems seen with black gov’t minister

ROME (AP) — It was hailed as a giant step forward for racial integration in a country that has long been ill at ease with its growing immigrant classes. But Cecile Kyenge’s appointment as Italy’s first black Cabinet…
Horsetrack hold up

Horsetrack hold up

Penn National Gaming meets with the Ohio Horse Racing Commission…

Ohio inmate charged in slaying of cellmate

CHIILICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A 21-year-old Ohio prison inmate has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the slaying of a cellmate. Logan Alan Murphy was charged in the……