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…
Canfield High School

Canfield considers levy

Voters in the Canfield School District could face a levy campaign this fall. …
St. Elizabeth award

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…

Virginia Johnson, renowned sex researcher, dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Virginia Johnson, the Missouri farm girl who helped redefine the understanding of human sexuality as half of the husband-wife team whose taboo sex studies in the 1960s turned them into worldwide celebrities and best-selling…

10 back to school savings tips

Back to school shopping is unavoidable, and your shopping list can quickly grow out of control. Check out these simple tips to help you get everything on your kids back to school list for less.

Detroit mayoral candidate tries to cause confusion

DETROIT (AP) — A recent entrant into the Detroit mayor’s race is taking direct aim at write-in candidate Mike Duggan. This new candidate’s name? Mike Dugeon. According to the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/15MYoLj ), City Clerk Janice Winfrey…

South Africa marvels at James Bond-style shooting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a lethal gadget right out of a James Bond movie: Remote-controlled gun barrels rigged behind the rear license plate of a car that spray bullets at an unsuspecting target. But South African police…

Iraq speaker warns of prison raid security fallout

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament speaker is warning that the escape this week of hundreds of prison inmates will make the country’s security situation even worse. The inmates escaped during raids on two prisons outside Baghdad — including…

Poll indicates Weiner’s support drops amid sexting scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll suggests Anthony Weiner’s new sexting scandal is taking a toll on his New York City mayoral prospects. He’s fallen behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary race, and…

No new trial yet for Detroit cop in girl’s death

DETROIT (AP) — It could be months before another trial is held in the case of a Detroit police officer who admits he accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway says she wants to…

Dubai rape dispute points to wider Islamic rules

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The couple stood before a Dubai judge. The charge was sex outside marriage — illegal in the United Arab Emirates and across nearly all the Muslim world — and the magistrate offered…

Starting high school later may help sleepy teens

NEW YORK (AP) — Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she’s not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at…

Team examining Gulf shipwreck finds 2 other wrecks

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of what may be a well-preserved 200-year-old shipwreck more than three-quarters of a mile below the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers led by a team from Texas State…

Spirit AeroSystems announces 360 layoffs

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit AeroSystems announced Thursday it is laying off about 360 salaried support and management employees at its Kansas and Oklahoma facilities. The Wichita-based aircraft parts maker said it remains strong with a “robust backlog”…

Weiner: I messaged up to 3 women after resigning

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner says he traded racy messages with as many as three women after resigning from Congress in 2011 for similar conduct. The married Democrat also said Thursday that he’s still “working with people”…

How states fared on unemployment aid, at a glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. But the number of those seeking aid is down sharply this year. Below are the states with the biggest changes in weekly claims for unemployment benefits and some…

Pelosi: Weiner behavior ‘disrespectful of women’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the behavior of Anthony Weiner is “reprehensible” and “disrespectful of women.” The California Democrat lashed out at Weiner, a candidate for mayor of New York City and San Diego…

Court would hear opposing views in spy cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker wants to force a secret court that oversees U.S. government plans to spy on terror and espionage suspects to hear from lawyers who would argue against doing so. Rep. Adam Schiff said…

Roger Wright: BBC’s man behind the Proms

LONDON (AP) — Some people go to the seashore during the summer. Some go to the countryside. Roger Wright goes to Royal Albert Hall. As the BBC’s man in charge of the Proms, which proudly bills itself as…