Rule change grounds Ohio pension plan officials

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio panel wants to ground those who oversee the state’s pension plans. State officials were frustrated by two board members of the Scho……

Zimbabwe PM’s party: Voters’ lists being inflated

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean state election officials are dramatically inflating the numbers of electors on new voters’ lists months ahead of crucial polls, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party alleged Tuesday. It said lists in some voting districts…

Ohio man gets 3 years in drugged-driving death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a central Ohio man to three years in prison for being under the influence of prescription drugs when he caused a crash that kil……

Egypt investigates new student food poisoning case

CAIRO (AP) — A security official says that Egyptian authorities are investigating a new case of food poisoning at Al-Azhar, Cairo’s centuries-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning. The official says the investigation opened Tuesday. Some 160 university students…

Saudi authorities detain wanted Shiite

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi official says police have detained two men, including a Shiite Muslim accused of instigating violence, after a firefight in a restive eastern region. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki claimed…

Storming ministries, Libya’s militias put pressure

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen swooped in on trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns and surrounded Libya’s Justice Ministry on Tuesday, cutting off roads and forcing employees out of the building in the latest instance of powerful militiamen showing…

Questions remain about Cincinnati streetcar

CINCINNATI (AP) — The hundreds who turned out for a public hearing on the controversial Cincinnati streetcar project still didn’t hear how the city plans to pay……

Inmate hangs himself in central Pa. prison

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of an inmate in central Pennsylvania who committed suicide in his cell. Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamant……

Former Ohio ‘pill mill’ owner gets prison

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials say the former owner of an Ohio “pill mill” has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison. A federal judge in Cincinnati sent……
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1 Dead in Shooting

One man is dead and two others are in the hospital after a shooting on Youngstown's North Side.…

China career boost can come with health risks

BEIJING (AP) — Whitney Foard Small loved China and her job as a regional director of communications for a top automaker. But after air pollution led to several stays in hospital and finally a written warning from her…

Cyprus parliament approves bailout

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ lawmakers approved on Tuesday a multi-billion bailout agreement with international creditors aimed at preventing the crisis-hit country from going bankrupt. The agreement was passed in the 56-seat parliament as expected with 29 votes…

‘Following’ cast withholds finale spoilers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before the season finale of “The Following” had finished airing in Eastern and Central time zones Monday night, followers of the popular weekly television thriller were serving up spoilers galore on the Internet.…

Pakistan court bans Musharraf from office for life

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday banned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from running for public office for the rest of his life, the latest blow since he returned from exile last month to make…

Despite hurdles, Cuba real estate market buzzing

HAVANA (AP) — In some ways, Yosuan Crespo’s real estate office resembles any you might find in New York, London or Tokyo. There are slick posters of hot properties hanging from the ceiling, a steady stream of hopeful…

Mexico seeks new security, economic agenda with US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s is ending the widespread access it gave to U.S. security agencies in the name of fighting drug trafficking and organized crime, but President Barack Obama said Tuesday he won’t judge the change until…

Hezbollah hints at possible Syria intervention

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad’s regime militarily, strongly suggesting that Syria’s “real friends” including his Iranian-backed militant group would…

Bollywood star Aamir Khan happy he can entertain

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Aamir Khan says he’s happy he’s been able to entertain people during his quarter-century as a Bollywood star. His debut film, “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak,” which premiered 25 years ago Monday, starred Khan opposite…