Stomach bug outbreak: Who is at risk?

State and federal investigators are trying to figure out the source of a stomach bug that has sickened 372 people in 15 states.

Drive-by shootings, bombings kill 18 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks including bombings of both Shiite and Sunni mosques left 18 dead in Iraq, the latest in a surge of bloodshed that is raising fears of a return to widespread sectarian killings,…

Feds halt Ohio forest drilling plans _ for now

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency has halted plans to auction off mineral rights for shale drilling in a state forest in eastern Ohio after state officials compl……

Mexico keeps constant eye on Popocatepetl volcano

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a clean, hushed room in the south of Mexico City, cameras, computer screens and scrawling needles track the symptoms of a special patient, as they have every second of every day for the…

Electric company sues Ohio couple over pool

BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) — An electric company has sued a northwest Ohio couple to recoup the cost of moving its overhead transmission lines farther away from their in-grou……

Government braces for coming changes to NSA powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators are questioning top Obama administration officials about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs for the first time since the House narrowly rejected a proposal last week to effectively shut down the NSA’s secret…

Western Pa. coaster gets stuck, riders rescued

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Officials at a western Pennsylvania amusement park say a sensor issue caused a roller coaster to stop mid-ride, but that the riders on board wer……

NJ bus driver faces charges in infant’s death

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a bus driver in northern New Jersey was talking on his cellphone when he crashed, triggering a chain reaction accident that killed an 8-month-old girl. Authorities have issued summonses for…

UK court rules against euthanasia

LONDON (AP) — A British appeals court upheld a law against euthanasia in rejecting appeals from two severely disabled men who argued that doctors should be allowed to legally kill them. The two men — one of whom…

From obscurity, Manning became polarizing symbol

NEW YORK (AP) — The honors and accolades proliferated over three years: international peace prizes, solidarity campaigns by celebrities, an effort to designate him — in absentia, of course — as grand marshal of San Francisco’s gay pride…
Eliot Lane shooting

Man shot in leg

A man is in the hospital after a shooting early Wednesday morning in Youngstown.…

Police: Man withdraws cash from dying man’s bank

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a maintenance man used a man’s ATM card before calling 911 after finding him dead or dying in a Gainesville apartment. The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/18Mjax4) reports police learned about the…

Fiat Industrial 2Q earns up 26 percent

MILAN (AP) — Farm equipment proved to be Fiat Industrial’s big-earner in the second quarter, as the Italian capital goods company reported year-on-year earnings growth of 26 percent. The company, which was spun off from Fiat’s car business…

Last case dropped in Swedish serial-killer scandal

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped the last remaining charges against a man who was once considered Sweden’s worst serial killer, but whose eight murder convictions were overturned after he withdrew his confessions. Psychiatric officials will now…

Pakistani prison attacked by Taliban lacked guards

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban commanders say they have managed to smuggle over two dozen militants they broke out of a prison in northwest Pakistan to one of the group’s strongholds in the country’s tribal regions.…

UN reports spike in Afghan civilian casualties

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.N. mission in Afghanistan says the number of civilian casualties has spiked in the first half of this year as insurgents use the NATO drawdown to try to retake lost territory. Georgette Gagnon,…

Defections weaken brutal Central African warlord

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A U.S.-based watchdog group says a series of defections from the Lord’s Resistance Army have left the Central African rebel group weaker than ever. The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative said in a report Wednesday…

Rights group urges probe of Palestinian beatings

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A leading human rights group has asked the Palestinian government to investigate alleged police beatings of protesters who were demonstrating against the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Human Rights Watch quotes witnesses as…

Philippine troops kill 6 communist rebels in clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Government forces killed at least six communist rebels in fighting ending early Wednesday, the latest in a string of battle losses for the insurgents, the military said. Troops backed by police were checking reports…

Cambodian PM says ready for talks with opposition

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition party escalated its challenge to the country’s election results Wednesday, claiming it had actually won a majority of National Assembly seats. The action suggests that the opposition is digging in for…