Post-Romney, some in GOP reject advice to moderate

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, many senior Republicans concluded the party must moderate its image on issues such as immigration and reproductive rights. But some GOP lawmakers have done the opposite. They imposed new restrictions…

California man charged with killing hardware clerk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Sacramento man was charged Tuesday with murder after authorities said he went on a bizarre trek that ended with the stabbing death of a hardware clerk who objected when the man spray-painted his…

Newtown report expected to be released in fall

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A report on the investigation into the Newtown school shooting that left 26 people dead will not be available until the fall, prosecutors said Tuesday. The announcement marks the latest delay in the timeline…

Rising tax revenue eases pressure for budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising tax receipts are helping shrink the federal deficit to less than half what it was a couple of years ago. And that will shape the debate when Congress decides next month whether to continue,…

Smaller US trade gap could lift 2nd-quarter growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp decline in the trade deficit with other nations suggests the U.S. economy grew this spring at a faster pace than previously estimated, helped by a record level of exports. The Commerce Department said…

NY appeals court reinstates poker conviction

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court reinstated the gambling conviction Tuesday of a man who operated an underground poker club, saying a lower-court judge had erred when he concluded the conviction could not stand because poker…

Oil falls with stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell along with the stock market Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude for September delivery fell $1.55 to $105 per barrel in afternoon trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in…

AMC’s ‘Low Winter Sun’ a dark portrait of a city

NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t need a TV drama to tell you these are dark days for Detroit. But a once-great city’s headline status facing bankruptcy serves as poignant timing for the debut of “Low Winter Sun,”…

Suit: Police used excessive force in Occupy march

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A photograph of an Occupy Portland demonstrator blasted with pepper spray as she opened her mouth to shout at a police officer became a defining image of the monthlong encampment. Now, the woman in…
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Enrollment plan set

In light of declining enrollment at Youngstown State University, department heads have been asked to scrutinize their budgets.…

Guy Clark still finding inspiration for new album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The cover of songwriter Guy Clark’s new album “My Favorite Picture of You” features a decades-old wrinkled snapshot of his late wife Susanna with her arms crossed and a glare on her face. The…

Back to school prep: Tips for success

Ensure your family is ready for the first day of school by planning ahead. Making changes the week before school starts will create less “culture shock” for your kids when school begins and summer vacation comes to an end.

Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff to co-anchor ‘NewsHour’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “PBS NewsHour” has named Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff as co-anchors and co-managing editors of the weeknight broadcast. The network said Tuesday that the Washington-based Ifill and Woodruff will share anchor duties Mondays…
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Bond set in shooting

Bond was set at $1 million dollars for a man accused of a multiple shooting and arson in Campbell. …

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBookstore

The iBookstore’s Official Book Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013: 1. “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith & J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown & Company) 2. “Zealot,” by Reza Aslan (Random House Publishing Group) 3. “Inferno,” by…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft-Pocket Edition (Mojang) 2. Smart Alarm Clock: sleep cycles & noise recording (Plus Sports) 3. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.) 4. djay 2…

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013: Top Songs: 1. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke 2. “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus 3. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake),” JAY Z 4. “Radioactive,”…

Plane makes emergency landing on Pa. toll road

CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration planned to investigate an apparent emergency landing by a small plane on a toll road in southwestern Penn……

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard suffers stroke

DETROIT (AP) — Acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard is recovering at a hospital following a stroke last week. Leonard’s longtime researcher, Gregg Sutter, said Tuesday that family members are guardedly optimistic about the 87-year-old author’s condition. Leonard lives…
A Powerball lottery ticket is printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store in Chicago on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Jackpot is third largest

If you have an extra buck or two, you might want to take a chance at $400 million. …