New health insurance markets not as easy as hoped

WASHINGTON (AP) — You’ve heard that shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will be like using Travelocity or Amazon. But tech industry experts and state officials say for many people it will be…

A guide to voting rights lawsuits in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday he would ask a court to require Texas to get prior approval before making any changes to Texas’ election laws. The move represents the Obama administration’s first…

Spain PM makes gaffe in train condolence text

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish prime minister’s office admits it made an embarrassing mistake when it sent out a condolence message to the victims of a train derailment that killed 80 in Spain by including a sentence from…

One American among the dead; train driver is questioned

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. State Department says one American is among the 80 people killed in yesterday’s train derailment in Spain, and that five other Americans were hurt. Meanwhile, Spain’s government says two investigations…

UN criticizes Israel’s plan to displace Bedouins

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is criticizing an Israeli plan to demolish dozens of Bedouin villages and move up to 40,000 Arab residents to Israeli-built settlements. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says…

UN: More 100,000 now dead in Syria’s civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The number of dead in Syria’s civil war has passed 100,000, the U.N. chief said Thursday, calling for urgent talks on ending 2½ years of violence even as President Bashar Assad’s government blasted the…

List of global hacking ring’s targets, losses

List of businesses targeted from 2005 to 2012 by an international hacking ring that stole more than 160 million credit and debit card numbers, according to an indictment announced Thursday in Newark, N.J. The government did not provide…

Industry finalizing new mobile app guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry groups and privacy advocates on Thursday were near agreement on voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for American consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone…

Judge: Trial for man accused in Utah boy’s death

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge on Thursday ruled there’s enough evidence for a man accused of killing his 4-year-old stepson to stand trial on murder charges. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Nathanael Sloop and his wife malnourished and…

Industry finalizing new mobile app guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry groups and privacy advocates on Thursday were near agreement on voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone or…

Senate panel refuses IRS cuts sought by GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have stepped in to protect the Internal Revenue Service from huge budget cuts sought by House Republicans. Democrats control the Senate Appropriations Committee. Besides safeguarding against cuts, they defended the ability of the…

Co-founder of Russia’s top search engine in coma

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s largest search engine, Yandex, said Thursday that its co-founder Ilya Segalovich is on life support in a coma. Yandex director general Arkady Volozh had said earlier in the day on the company’s blog that…
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Man indicted for laser incident

A Boardman man is facing federal charges for aiming a laser pointer at an emergency helicopter approaching Akron Children’s hospital in Boardman.…

Lady Gaga to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards next month. It will be one of her first appearances since having hip surgery in February. The 27-year-old pop star will perform her new…

Merkel aide testifies to Parliament panel on NSA

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff testified Thursday to a parliamentary committee about alleged surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency, but failed to satisfy opposition lawmakers who are attacking the government on the issue…
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Man in drug ring sentenced

A man caught hiding from federal charges in Salem was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison for his role in an expansive drug trafficking ring that took heroin from Chicago and sold it in Youngstown and Warren.…

GSK appoints new head of China business

LONDON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline has named a new chief for its operations in China amid an investigation there for possible bribery of doctors, the drug manufacturer said Thursday. Chinese police say that four employees of GSK China are…
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Canfield considers levy

Voters in the Canfield School District could face a levy campaign this fall. …
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St. E’s receives award

St. Elizabeth Health Center received an award this morning for their work to improve care for heart attack patients.…

NY fights reopening of hospital damaged by Sandy

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at the last hospital still closed after Superstorm Sandy are engaged in a nasty public feud with the state Health Department, which says the facility has been bleeding money for years and…