Paralyzed Ohio bride walks down aisle at wedding

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman from Ohio who’s paralyzed from the waist down kept her vow to walk down the aisle at her wedding. Stevie Beale used a walker with her fath……

Iraqi premier vows to continue security operations

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi prime minister has vowed that security forces would continue targeting and arresting insurgents in response to the wave of deadly attacks that hit the country in the recent months. In a statement posted on…

Postal Service revamps priority mail program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is revamping its priority mail program to raise revenue and drive new growth in its package delivery business. The agency is now offering free online tracking for priority mail…

2 journalists killed in Egypt turmoil

CAIRO (AP) — A cameraman for British broadcaster Sky News and a Dubai-based newspaper reporter were killed during violence in Egypt on Wednesday, their employers said. Sky said Mick Deane, 61, was shot and wounded while covering the…

15 years later, Oprah is back in the movies

NEW YORK (AP) — The day before Oprah Winfrey began shooting “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she was at the White House, talking to the president. Her access to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (this particular trip was for a 2012…

More charges against Texas fatal shooting suspect

DESOTO, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb say they’ve filed additional charges against a former special education teacher accused of fatally shooting four people and wounding four others. DeSoto police Cpl. Melissa Franks said Wednesday that…

Police: Man tried to rob Pa. girl, 8, with knife

READING, Pa. (AP) — A man has been jailed on charges that he tried to rob an 8-year-old girl who was on her way to buy vegetables at an eastern Pennsylvania market with $5 fr……

ABC: Sandra Oh leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC says “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator and executive producer, said she’s grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant”…

Reactions to Egyptian crackdown on pro-Morsi camps

Reactions from within some countries, the EU and United Nations to clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, in which scores were killed Wednesday. ___ UNITED STATES The White House condemned the violence,…

NYC’s St. Pat’s cathedral gets restored doors

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Patrick’s Cathedral showed off its shiny, newly restored massive bronze front doors on Wednesday following a complex, two-day re-installation. The ornately carved double doors underwent a three-month conservation and restoration that cost around…

Court: Vt. can’t use law to close nuclear plant

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s attempts to close its lone nuclear power plant were deceptive and misleading, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in largely upholding a lower-court ruling against the state. State lawmakers had safety in mind…

A difference this Obama vacation: No daughters yet

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard is humming along but the family vibe is different this year. Daughters Malia and Sasha aren’t with their parents. The girls are finishing up at an…

Conn. police cautioned about discussing Newtown

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s chief of staff has asked state police to be more selective about giving public speeches on the Newtown school shooting. Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian recently asked state police…
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Awards promote workplace safety

The Tri-County Family Violence Prevention Coalition awarded its partners for promoting workplace safety. …

Puerto Rico to debate new gay rights, gender bills

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Religious groups gathered Wednesday in front of Puerto Rico’s seaside capitol to protest proposed laws that would allow same-sex couples to adopt children and would establish a public school curriculum examining gender…
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Area oncologist charged

A Columbiana County oncologist is one of several northeast Ohio doctors who were charged with illegally importing drugs whose labels are out of compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.…

Little-known club has ‘famous’ names in lineup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A little-known second-division soccer club in the center of Brazil has a new lineup with some well-known names — thanks to the popular national tradition of giving celebrity monikers. The club Atletico Goianiense…

London’s V&A Museum acquires Vivien Leigh archive

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Victoria & Albert Museum says it has acquired the archive of “Gone With the Wind” star Vivien Leigh, including personal diaries and letters to her husband, Laurence Olivier. The London museum said Wednesday it…