Fewer school districts seek to exceed tax limit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fewer and fewer Pennsylvania school districts are seeking approval to raise property taxes beyond a state-imposed inflation index without vo……
AUTISM

Ohio Adds New Benefit

The treatment of autism will soon be a covered expense as part of the health benefits package for State of Ohio employees.…

‘American Idol’ is now 3rd-rated competition show

NEW YORK (AP) — Television’s champion for nearly a decade, Fox’s “American Idol,” now isn’t even the most popular competition show on the air. Both editions of “The Voice” on NBC and “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC…
Springfield Local Bond Issue

School Asks For Bond Issue

Orange ribbons and yard signs speckle the lawns of residents in New Middletown urging voters to approve a 2.5 mill bond issue May 7 to build a new school. …

ElBaradei: Egypt leader will need opposition help

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s leading opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said Tuesday he believes the Islamist president will eventually be forced to reach out to the opposition because his group is losing support and isn’t able to tackle the…

Paltrow, Parker launch Web series for AOL

NEW YORK (AP) — AOL is making its most substantial dip into original video programming with new series from Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria and Nicole Richie. The Internet company unveiled 15 new digital series Tuesday…

Woody Allen casts stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Woody Allen is returning to France for his next film and bringing Colin Firth and Emma Stone along as its stars. Producers Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum announced Tuesday that Allen is set to…

Police: 400 pounds of pot confiscated

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania have confiscated about 400 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men. The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/10qpovp ) re……

Vacation destination showdown

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect vacation. Vote for your favorites in our vacation destination showdown!

Artist hurls paint into Learjet engine

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Princess Tarinan von Anhalt’s creative process may be a bit more powerful than the average artist these days. She hurled paint into a Learjet engine on Tuesday from a tarmac in West…

Beach Safety Tips

It’s hard to resist a day at the beach, but you’ll need to know some safety rules for swimming in the ocean.

ESPN regrets Broussard comment on gay NBA player

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says that it regrets the “distraction” caused by one of its reporters who described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed that he was gay. Chris Broussard, who covers…

France: jihadist convert arrested in Mali

PARIS (AP) — French troops in Mali have arrested a French citizen who converted to Islam, took on the jihadist cause and threatened his native country in a video last fall, the military spokesman said Tuesday. Col. Thierry…