Western Pa. mayor marrying more same-sex couples

BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area mayor is finding himself in demand since agreeing to marry a same-sex couple last week. Braddock Mayor John Fetterman tells the……

Grand jury considering Ohio rape case adjourns

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury in eastern Ohio has adjourned after three days spent considering whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-yea……

Israeli official suspended for Facebook posts

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official involved in government public relations has been suspended from his work for writing crude Facebook posts. A government official said Thursday that Danny Seaman was instructed to stop his work “for now.”…

Girls Aloud’s Coyle says she is expecting a baby

LONDON (AP) — Former Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle says she is pregnant with her first child. The 28-year-old British pop star posted a snapshot of herself on her Instagram account, with the caption: “I am having a…

US consumer prices tick up as inflation stays mild

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly last month as gas increased more slowly. Overall, the figures showed that inflation remains mild. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in…

Russian hiker found alive on Indonesian volcano

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia have rescued a Russian hiker missing for six days after climbing up the country’s most volatile volcano. Ehbrehnin Yeveny, 26, went missing Saturday while climbing on the southern side of Mount…

Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth. The Labor…

Review: ‘Jobs’ is about Apple more than the man

A better title for this film might have been “The History of Apple Computers.” “Jobs” aims to be the first biopic about tech giant Steve Jobs (Sony’s Aaron Sorkin project is next), but instead of offering insight into…

Restaurant damaged in marathon bombings reopens

BOSTON (AP) — The restaurant at the epicenter of the Boston Marathon bombings is reopening. The second of the two pressure cooker bombs that went off at the marathon’s finish line on April 15, killing three and injuring…
Child costs

Child costs

Raising kids costs more than before.…
Dog app

Dog app

A new way to find a dog who is lost.…

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’: 5 ways it’s different

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Call of Duty: Ghosts” is conjuring new ways to play online. Female characters, interactive maps, canine sidekicks and a knuckle-biting intense mode dubbed “cranked” are among the new additions deploying to the multiplayer mode…

Class act? ‘Downton Abbey’ enters merchandise fray

LONDON (AP) — Forget “Mad Men” modernism. This season’s style is all about “Downton Abbey”’s Edwardian opulence. Millions around the world have been seduced by the straight-laced but stylish world of the British historical drama. Soon they’ll be…

Turkey urges UN Security Council to meet on Egypt

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused the West of ignoring bloodshed in Egypt and called on the United Nations Security Council to meet urgently to discuss the situation in the country…

Afghan officials say female MP kidnapped

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A female member of Afghanistan’s parliament has been kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province and is being held in exchange for four insurgents detained by the government, provincial officials said Thursday. Amanullah…

British stuntman dies in wingsuit mishap in Alps

GENEVA (AP) — The British stuntman who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wing suit. Online extreme sports broadcaster Epic…