Police dog hurt in crash set to leave Pa. hospital

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Harrisburg police dog hurt in a crash that left an officer and a pedestrian seriously injured is set to leave an animal hospital. The dog, named Thor, suffered a concussion and bruised spleen…

Israel praises Azerbaijan’s stand in Iran crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Monday praised Azerbaijan for playing a key role in countering Iran’s influence in the Middle East as the Muslim country’s foreign minister visited the Jewish state for the first time. The visit…

Italian president chastises country’s politicians

ROME (AP) — President Giorgio Napolitano headed Monday into his unprecedented second term with the daunting task of trying to find a candidate who can form a government two months after national elections left Italy with no clear…

Vietnam police seize 53 king cobras from car

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver. Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monday the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center…

A look at deficits across the eurozone

Government deficits for the 17-country eurozone edged down as a whole in 2012 from 2011. Deficits rose, however, in the countries imposing the toughest austerity measures. Here’s a look at public deficit levels in the currency bloc: European…

Teen charged in shooting outside Philly store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a 15-year-old boy is critically injured after a daytime shooting outside a grocery store. Investigators say it happened after an apparent argument by the corner store in the East Mount Airy…

3 found dead in northeast Ohio home

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Three people were found dead in a northeastern Ohio home in what may have been a murder-suicide. Police said they found the bodies in the Lorain home S……

3 found dead in northeast Ohio home

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Three people were found dead in a northeastern Ohio home in what may have been a murder-suicide. Police said they found the bodies in the Lorain home Sunday afternoon. The victims are believed to…

Ohio gas prices shoot back up

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The big drop in gas prices in Ohio didn’t last long. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.65 in Monday’s s……

Ohio gas prices shoot back up

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The big drop in gas prices in Ohio didn’t last long. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.65 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the…

Pa. residents face Monday deadline for May primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians have one day left to register to vote in time to cast ballots in next month’s primary election. The voter registration deadline is Monday, with the statewide primary slated for May 21. Applications…

Man injured when paraglider crashes in eastern Pa.

PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man is recovering from minor injuries after his paraglider crashed near a ski resort in eastern Pennsylvania. WFMZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/108O5MA ) the accident happened Sunday afternoon near Blue Mountain Ski Resort…

Israeli airlines end strike over EU deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of travelers have been stranded in Israel during the second day of a strike by the nation’s three airlines. Airline workers launched the strike on Sunday to protest the government’s approval of a new…

Homicide ruled in Pa. death of man found in tarp

HARRISBUG, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy is scheduled on a man whose body was found wrapped in a tarp outside a hotel in central Pennsylvania where authorities say he and his son had been living. Investigators say the…

Group kicks off planting of ancient tree clones

COPEMISH, Mich. (AP) — A team led by a nurseryman from northern Michigan and his sons has raced against time for two decades, snipping branches from some of the world’s biggest and most durable trees with plans to…

European austerity yields meager results in 2012

LONDON (AP) — The austerity pain pursued by a number of European countries has led to very little gain. The 2012 figures, published Monday by Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, showed that many of the countries hit…

Recall bid against Ariz. sheriff faces tough odds

PHOENIX (AP) — Volunteers set up a table outside a music festival one day last month to gather signatures for a drive to oust the notoriously polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix. The venue, with its largely liberal crowd,…

Hearing to continue Monday in ricin letter case

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The man charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator was expected back in court Monday, and the hearing could reveal what evidence authorities have collected from searches of his home…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, April 22, 2013. A spring storm moving across the Northern Plains will lift into southern Canada on Monday, while the system¼’s associated cold front reaches across the Upper Midwest through the Central Plains…

More rain, snow could lead to more flooding

GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) — The Mississippi River is topping out at some problematic spots and there is growing concern that spring floods are far from over. The good news is that most businesses and homes are high and…