Can Amazon CEO ship online savvy to Wash. Post?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is revered as one of the brightest minds in corporate America, but even he is still puzzling over how to reverse the financial slide threatening The Washington Post and other…
Dems on JobsOhio

Local Dems seek probe

Local Democrats are calling for an investigation by the Ohio Ethics Commission into the activities of the JobsOhio program. …

Rep: Dustin Hoffman ‘surgically cured’ of cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Hoffman is doing well after being successfully treated for cancer. A spokeswoman for the 75-year-old actor-director confirmed a People.com report Tuesday that says Hoffman is “feeling great and in good health” after undergoing…

Steven Spielberg pulls out of ‘American Sniper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg is no longer planning to direct “American Sniper.” Publicist Marvin Levy confirmed Tuesday that Spielberg won’t helm the adaptation of Chris Kyle’s best-selling autobiography as announced in May. Bradley Cooper is set…

Study: UN should be accountable for Haiti cholera

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti should be held accountable for introducing cholera into the Caribbean nation, a Yale University report said Tuesday. In the report “Peacekeeping Without Accountability,” researchers from Yale Law…

Police: Usher’s son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of pool behind a…

Earthquake strikes south of Mexican capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake has shaken southern Mexico, rocking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending some frightened people into the streets. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude…
Bob Dean

Dean proposes gun program

Warren Council President Bob Dean wants to start a gun buy-back program in the wake of a teen's shooting death on Friday at Perkins Park. …

Dozens of protesters occupy Rio’s Indian Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of indigenous people and their supporters have re-occupied Rio de Janeiro’s Indian Museum complex months after police ousted the group in a violent clash. Several dozen people occupied the museum complex…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 06, 2013. Rain and strong thunderstorms continued from parts of the Plains into the East on Tuesday. In the Central U.S., showers and storms continued from parts of Nebraska and the…

Ed Dept. gives district-level waivers from law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is giving eight of California’s largest school districts permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law. The move announced Tuesday covers more than 1 million students and…

Former NFL player arrested in NY on assault charge

NEW YORK (AP) — A former NFL player has been arrested on a charge he hit his wife and shoved her from a moving car in New York City. Former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive…

CBS rejects Time Warner Cable offer to end fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves rejected an offer from Time Warner Cable to end a blackout over fees that lingered into its fifth day Tuesday, calling it a clever public relations ploy. In a…

Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers. Previous national…

NYC losing small hospitals as money woes mount

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when the neighborhood hospital was a cornerstone of New York City life. But for a growing number of city residents, the trip to have an appendix taken out or get…

Pa. borough asks suspended chief for gun sale info

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief suspended for a month for allegedly using department weapons and ammunition without permission said Tuesday he was unsure how many guns he bought or sold for the department during 14…

Review: ‘Elysium’ is imaginative but falls short

Of all the movie villains we’ve met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster’s evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in “Elysium,” the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp. From her…

US charges 2 with lobbying for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged two Chicago men with allegedly violating U.S. law by agreeing to help Zimbabwe’s president get sanctions against his country lifted. The charges were unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago…

NTSB: Capt took command before NY landing accident

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says the captain of a Southwest Airlines plane that landed on a collapsing nose gear at New York’s LaGuardia Airport took control from the first officer 400 feet from…

Post sale to Bezos ends era of local ownership

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sale of The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos rocked the world of journalism, but it was also a shock to the community where it’s published: The hometown newspaper of the nation’s capital…