Ohio store sells Mega Millions ticket worth $1M

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Lottery says a ticket worth $1 million in the latest drawing for the Mega Millions game was sold at a grocery store in southwest Ohio. Lott……

16-year-old uses Internet to describe captivity

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 16-year-old California girl kidnapped by a close family friend suspected of killing her mother and 8-year-old brother says he threatened to kill her if she tried to escape and got what he deserved…

Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages, killing one of them, before being shot and killed by police, authorities said. During negotiations with law…

India official: Divers in sub where 18 feared dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian navy says the submarine crippled by an explosion and fire that killed at least some of the 18 sailors aboard had been damaged in another deadly blast in 2010, and had been…

GM founder’s descendants visiting Flint area

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The great-grandsons of General Motors founder William “Billy” Durant are coming to the area where the global automaker got its start. The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/19g2f6k ) that Daniel “Duke” Durant Merrick and Gordon…

Airline mergers have already led to higher fares

NEW YORK (AP) — The government is putting its foot down on rising airfares and fees by blocking the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it’s already too late. The past decade has seen the largest transformation…

1 of the hostages shot at La. bank has died

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson says one of the hostages shot during a hostage standoff at a rural bank has died. The suspect had initially taken three hostages Tuesday afternoon in…

Likely Labor regs would aid vets, disabled, unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Thomas Perez now confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a flurry of new regulations that have been bottled up for months — a prospect that has business…

Another nuclear stumble by Air Force raises doubts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another embarrassing stumble by the U.S. nuclear missile force, this time a safety and security inspection failure, is raising questions about the Air Force’s management of arguably the military’s most sensitive mission. The head of…

A push for harmony among workers, young and old

CHICAGO (AP) — There’s a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren. Put people of widely different…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

US tech to plead guilty in hepatitis C outbreak

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — A traveling medical technician accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles was scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday to 14 federal drug charges that would send him to prison…

2 hostages at La. bank shot; police kill suspect

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages before being shot and killed by police. Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson says…

Ark. girl surviving often-fatal brain infection

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A kind of meningitis caused by a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri is incredibly rare, but it’s almost always fatal. So it’s remarkable that 12-year-old Kali Hardig is alive and responsive after she…

Ohio prison to raise trout for zoo penguins, bears

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prison inmates are taking on a fishy assignment as they prepare to raise trout for penguins, bears and otters. The partnership announced We……

Hundreds reported killed as Egypt smashes protests

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of…

Tech pleads guilty in NH in hepatitis C outbreak

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In his career as a traveling medical technician, the longest David Kwiatkowski (kwiht-KOW’-skee) ever stayed in one place was 13 months at New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital. He’s now spent just as long in jail,…

NZ dairy exec resigns in wake of botulism scare

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A senior manager at New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra resigned Wednesday in the wake of a botulism scare. Fonterra said Gary Romano had already left the company. In his role as managing director…