Last 2 female victims in Ohio slayings identified

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in northeast Ohio all have been identified. Family and authorities said Tuesd……

Bulgaria: Police ends Parliament siege, frees MPs

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria has broken up a blockade of Parliament by anti-government protesters to escort out more than 100 lawmakers and government ministers who had been trapped inside the besieged building for more than…

Oil near $107 as China manufacturing weakens

BANGKOK (AP) — Weak China manufacturing dragged the price of oil below $107 a barrel Wednesday as traders awaited the latest figures on U.S. crude and gasoline supplies. Benchmark crude for September delivery was down 33 cents at…

2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand’s south

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a…

Daimler Q2 profits jump on EADS stake sale

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG is reporting a big jump in net profit in the second quarter thanks to gains from selling its stake in aerospace firm EADS. The company said Wednesday that net profit rose…

Upbeat European figures give markets a lift

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after a survey showed Chinese manufacturing fell to its lowest point in nearly a year. Stock benchmarks in Japan and China sank after HSBC said its preliminary…

Gov’t needs $95.51 per share to break even on GM

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors stock would have to sell for $95.51 per share for taxpayers to break even on bailing out the company, according to a government watchdog’s report released Wednesday. That price is about three times…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 24, the 205th day of 2013. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1959, during a visit to Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon engaged in his…

AP PHOTOS: Big Mass on Rio beach as pope rests

Pope Francis took it easy Tuesday after his long flight to Brazil, attending a private Mass and meeting with church officials. The World Youth Day festival got underway, with an estimated half million Roman Catholic faithful crowding onto…

44 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas spewed uncontrolled from a well off the Louisiana coast on Tuesday after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 44 workers aboard a drilling rig, authorities said. No injuries were reported in…

Chinese vice president to visit North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — China says Vice President Li Yuanchao will visit North Korea this week for Korean War commemorations following a period of strained relations between the communist neighbors. The Foreign Ministry said Li will visit from Thursday…

Asylum seeker boat sinks off Indonesia, 157 saved

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A boat carrying would-be asylum seekers to Australia sunk in Indonesia waters, and an official said more than 150 survivors have been rescued. At least three people died, but it’s unclear how many more…

2 teens hurt in fall at Ga.’s Stone Mountain park

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Police say two teenagers were hospitalized with serious injuries after they fell several hundred feet from a cliff at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, outside Atlanta. Park spokesman John Bankhead said the two were…
business flooded

Business flooded again

A doctor's office in Niles is flooded for the second time in 18 months after heavy rains on Tuesday. …

3 hurt after truck drops from Pa. bridge ramp

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured when a pickup truck plunged at least 30 feet from an overhead ramp onto a street near the Allegheny County ja……

Napolitano visits border en route to Mexico City

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Security cooperation with Mexico is as good as it has ever been with the new administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. Napolitano, who is leaving her…

College student loses lawsuit over lusty writings

DETROIT (AP) — A college student suspended for writing an essay called “Hot for Teacher” has no First Amendment right to express his sexual attraction to his instructor, a judge said Tuesday. Joseph Corlett’s lawsuit was dismissed by…

Police: Car crashes into Md. store, bystanders hit

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man was behind the wheel of a car that slammed into a Sam’s Club wholesale store in suburban Washington, injuring three people, including a man who suffered a leg amputation.…

White House backs student loan compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging Congress to pass a bipartisan compromise on student loans that would offer lower interest rates for the next few years. The White House on Tuesday released a statement urging swift…