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…

Rush to repair WWI cemeteries as centenary nears

ZONNEBEKE, Belgium (AP) — The Tyne Cot cemetery sweeps gently down the slope, the nearly 12,000 headstones aligned in solemn rows of gleaming white. Beyond the walls stretch Flanders Fields, dotted by red farmhouse roofs. For the stage…

Serbian government approves deal with Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian government on Monday approved a landmark agreement to normalize relations with breakaway Kosovo, but thousands of Kosovo Serb demonstrators — chanting “Treason, Treason” — rejected the deal. Up to 10,000 flag-waving protesters…

Quotations of the day

“They may have lost a limb, but they’re ready to go on with their lives. They want to live. I don’t know how they have the strength, but that’s my reward: Knowing they’re getting better.” — Jean Acquadra,…

Police: 5 dead in shooting south of Seattle

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at an apartment complex in a city south of Seattle and five people were shot to death, including a suspect who was shot by arriving officers, police said early Monday. Officers…

PROMISES, PROMISES: Gay rights

The issue: Ten years ago, same-sex marriage was legal nowhere in the United States. It’s now allowed in nine states, with several more in the pipeline, yet many other states seem unlikely to follow suit unless forced by…

Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as “Obamacare.” It could mean exposing businesses to Internal…

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama’s IOUs start coming due

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential campaigns are long in the making, quick to be forgotten. But one part of them lives on for years: the victor’s promises. President Barack Obama paved his path to re-election with fewer promises than…

Food price hikes raise concerns in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian newspapers warn that a new wave of price hikes could stir greater discontent less than two months before presidential elections. The press commentaries also suggest disputes within Iran’s ruling system over how to…