Florida removes all references to Aaron Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University Athletic Association says it’s removing all references of Aaron Hernandez in and around the football stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville. A statement released Thursday morning says the organization “didn’t…

Remains of WWII airman from NY ID’d in S. Pacific

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a World War II airman have been identified and will be returned to his upstate New York hometown for burial, nearly 70 years after his plane and two others slammed into…

Feds charge hedge fund SAC Capital in NY case

NEW YORK (AP) — The hedge fund operated by embattled billionaire Steven A. Cohen was hit with white-collar criminal charges Thursday that accused the fund of making hundreds of millions of dollars illegally, and a related government lawsuit…

Small plane crashes into house in central Indiana

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a house in a central Indiana, injuring two people who were on the plane. Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze says the crash happened Thursday morning in a…
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Salem man charged in thefts

A Salem man is facing charges for stealing 30 catalytic converters from an auto salvage yard in Little Beaver Township.…

4 Russians, 1 Ukrainian charged in massive hacking

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking organization that over seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations, stealing and…

Blast leaves hole in roof of W. Pa. metals plant

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — An explosion has blown a hole in the roof of a specialty metals plant in western Pennsylvania, but no workers have been injured. ATI Allegheny Ludlum sp……

Stocks are mixed in early trading on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mixed on Wall Street in early trading Thursday after several companies reported disappointing results. Home builder PulteGroup plunged $1.57, or 9 percent, to $16.88 after reporting a 14 percent plunge profits. Another…
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Extra idle week planned

The General Motors Lordstown plant will be idle on the week of Aug. 26, according to sources.…

US average rate on 30-year loan falls to 4.31 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages fell for the second straight week, a welcome sign for homebuyers hoping to lock in lower rates that had spiked earlier this month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday…

Lobsterman survives night in sea, thanks to boots

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — A lobsterman who fell overboard and stayed afloat for 12 hours by using his boots is recuperating at a hospital. John Aldridge, of Montauk, N.Y., says he went “straight out the back of the…
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Meeting set on I-76 project

The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking the public’s input on a $1.7 million project that will install noise walls along Interstate Route 76 in the Lake Milton area.…

Striking back against court’s Voting Rights ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections.…

US prison population down for 3rd straight year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says the U.S. prison population dropped for the third straight year in 2012. The Bureau of Justice Statistics says there were more than 1.5 million prison inmates last year. That’s a drop of…

Stocks open mostly lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing earnings. Home builder PulteGroup plunged 9 percent to $16.89 after reporting a 14 percent plunge profits. Another major home builder, D.R.…

Pakistan bans condom commercial for being too racy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s media regulatory agency has banned a condom commercial starring a sultry Pakistani model after it received hundreds of complaints the ad was too racy, a senior official said Thursday. The 50-second television commercial shows…

Togo votes in twice-delayed legislative election

LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo has begun voting in twice-delayed legislative elections that are a test of whether mounting discontent with the West African nation’s long-ruling family dynasty will translate into electoral gains for the opposition. Eyadema Gnassingbe…

Pa. worker sentenced for rifle incident at work

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to three to 23 months in jail for bringing an assault rifle to a western Pennsylvania foundry after……