Sharon robbery

Sharon couple attacked

A couple in Sharon was attacked, shot and beaten during a robbery attempt.…

Ohio lawmakers rush to introduce gun legislation

CINCINNATI (AP) — A newspaper analysis finds an increase in the number of gun-related bills brought forth by the Ohio Legislature. The report by the Cincinnati Enquir……

In-state tuition for illegal Ohio immigrants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s higher education chief says illegal immigrants with temporary legal status will soon be able to pay in-state tuition rates at the s……

Calif. professor to be sentenced for arsons after son’s death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California professor is scheduled to be sentenced today for setting a string of fires at his son’s high school after the teen committed suicide. Prosecutors say University of California, Irvine Professor…

Zimbabwe: Disputed poll poses fresh divisions

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe’s party says it has withdrawn an unauthorized message on its Twitter feed claiming a resounding victory in Zimbabwe’s national elections. Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party posted a disclaimer Thursday saying it awaited the release…

NZ couple whose triplets died in fire have twins

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand couple whose 2-year-old triplets were killed last year in a mall fire in Qatar’s capital are celebrating the birth of twins. Martin Weekes says Poppy and Parker were born Wednesday…

Qantas passengers ill on Chile to Sydney flight

SYDNEY (AP) — More than 20 passengers who became ill during a Qantas flight from Chile to Sydney were treated by paramedics and placed in quarantine Thursday on arrival at Sydney airport, the airline said. The sick passengers…

Former Louisiana governor’s wife gives birth

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards’ wife, Trina, has given birth to a baby boy. Edwin is 85 years old; his wife is 34. A post on Trina Scott Edwards’ Facebook page says the…

Former Redneck Olympics getting under way in Maine

HEBRON, Maine (AP) — The event formerly known as the Redneck Olympics is getting under way in Maine. After being forced to change its name, the event now known as the Redneck “Blank” begins Thursday and runs through…

AP PHOTOS: Israeli Jew is devout gay drag queen

JERUSALEM (AP) — Just shy of midnight, Shahar Hadar trades his knitted white yarmulke for a wavy blond wig and a pink velvet dress. Cheers greet him in a packed gay bar as he starts to swivel to…

Kazakh dissident banker held in southern France

PARIS (AP) — The Kazakh prosecutor says a dissident businessman accused of embezzling billions of dollars from the country’s BTA Bank has been arrested in France. In a statement from the capital, Astana, the prosecutor said Thursday that…

Spanish PM denies party ran slush fund

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister has made an unexpected confession that he was wrong to trust his former party financial chief for so many years but denies the ex-treasurer’s allegations that the party ran a slush fund.…

Lloyds reports 1st H profits of 1.5 billion pounds

LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says it has strengthened its balance sheet as the part-nationalized lender reported first-half net profits of 1.5 billion pounds ($2.3 billion), versus a loss of 662 million pounds in the same period…

Valerie Harper starts work on TV movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UP cable channel said Valerie Harper is filming a TV movie in Canada. The movie, titled “The Town that Came A-Courtin’, is based on a novel by Ronda Rich and also stars Lauren…

IUPUI library to house Iraqi literature exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis library is set to become the nation’s only library housing a permanent art collection that pays homage to Iraq’s long literary history. The Herron Art Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has signed…

Massive weapons depot blast in Syria kills 40

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian president has lauded his military troops, saying they are fighting the “fiercest” war but that he is confident they will win in the country’s conflict. Bashar Assad’s comments came in a statement…

Religious order files reveal decades of LA abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In therapy sessions, the priest confessed the shocking details he’d kept hidden for years: He had molested more than 100 boys, including his 5-year-old brother. He had sex with male prostitutes, and frequented gay…

Top Iran leader issues edict on Baha’i faith

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader is urging Iranians to avoid all dealings with members of the banned Baha’i sect in a possible prelude to further crackdowns on the minority. Iran already bans the Baha’i,…

O.J. Simpson now waits for ruling on new trial

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — After five years behind bars, O.J. Simpson has won a small victory with a Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners decision — but the former NFL star won’t likely be leaving prison anytime soon.…