NLRB picks pledge fairness, despite union history

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s newest picks for the National Labor Relations Board sought to assure Senate lawmakers Tuesday that they can be fair and impartial in resolving business-labor disputes, despite backgrounds that include advocating for unions.…

Third female victim in Ohio slayings identified

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified a second of three female victims whose bodies were found last week wrapped in trash bags, saying the description of her tattoos helped figure out who she is. The…

GOP senator says he won’t block Dempsey nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is dropping his threat to block Gen. Martin Dempsey’s nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But the Arizona Republican delivered a harsh critique Tuesday of…

Rubio reconnects with tea party activists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is renewing his outreach to tea party supporters and his advocacy for GOP causes as he struggles to repair his image as a conservative standard-bearer. The shift comes after the potential 2016…

Oil little changed as market eyes supply data

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil was little changed Tuesday as the market awaits the latest data on U.S. crude oil and gasoline supplies. By early afternoon in New York, U.S. benchmark crude for September delivery…

Review: Blanchett is luminous in Allen’s ‘Jasmine’

Diane Keaton. Mia Farrow. Dianne Wiest. Scarlett Johansson. Penelope Cruz. To the long list of actresses who’ve thrived in Woody Allen films, it’s now time to add Cate Blanchett. And in big, capital letters, because her spectacularly wrenching…

Ga. woman pleads guilty to home bomb-making

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman who said she knew it was wrong to make explosive devices but did it anyway because it was her passion pleaded guilty Tuesday to making and possessing two pipe bombs. Celia…

Woman, 27, dies after hiking southern Utah’s Wave

KANAB, Utah (AP) — A 27-year-old Arizona woman who was hiking a popular southern Utah trail with her husband has died after getting lost in the desert heat. Kane County Emergency Services officials say Elisabeth Ann Bervel, of…

FDA can’t allow execution drug to be imported

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration violated its duty by allowing a misbranded and unapproved new drug to be imported for use in executions by lethal injection. The three-judge…

Cop who leaked bombing suspect photos disciplined

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty Tuesday. Sgt. Sean Murphy said he leaked the photos of what he…

Third female victim in Ohio slayings identified

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The third victim of a man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in northeast Ohio has been identifie……
Shale Drilling

$70M project planned

An energy company is planning to build a $70 million midstream oil storage and rail-loading terminal in Lordstown.…

Rare corpse flower to bloom at UC Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An Indonesian flower famous for its foul odor is expected to unfurl its putrid blossom within the next week at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The school says its greenhouse will be…
North Jackson standoff

Man caught after standoff

A convicted sex offender running from law enforcement on Tuesday barged into an apartment complex in North Jackson.…

Opponents of OH village’s traffic cameras sue

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit alleging that traffic cameras used to trap speeders in a southwest Ohio village violate the state constitution has been filed after a ju……

Colo. prison chief’s death suspect took medication

DENVER (AP) — An autopsy on the man suspected of killing the Colorado prisons chief and a Denver pizza delivery driver found anti-anxiety medication in his system. The examination report confirms that Evan Ebel died as a result…

Groups: Kenya gov’t crushing dissent, using police

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Civil rights activists accused Kenya’s new government on Tuesday of using the police to crush dissent, following the interrogation of a political aide to Kenya’s foremost opposition leader over an alleged plan to foster…

Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled most of its high-profile lineup, including the upcoming adaptation of Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” and the WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate.” Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate,”…

Officer killed during rescue of hiker NW of Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer who was trying to rescue a stranded hiker on a mountain northwest of the city died after falling from a cliff Monday night. Las Vegas police assistant sheriff Joseph…