Official: Body falls from Air France jet in Niger

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The body of a suspected stowaway fell from an Air France plane over Niger on Thursday and was discovered lifeless in a western suburb of the capital, Niamey, officials said. A resident of the…

‘Cloud Atlas’ author is rare novelist-translator

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest book project for “Cloud Atlas” novelist David Mitchell was released in England this summer to excellent reviews and strong sales, reaching the top 10 on Amazon.com. “The Reason I Jump,” coming out…

Aubrey Plaza looks fear in the face in new comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Aubrey Plaza had to overcome a few fears in the R-rated comedy “The To Do List” — including doing a number of hilariously awkward sex scenes. But the 29-year-old actress says she’s anything…

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…