Pioneering reporter Helen Thomas aged into legend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill 10 presidents and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She was 92. Thomas,…

Catholic youths converge on Rio to see “slum pope”

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Thousands of young Roman Catholics from around the Americas are converging on Rio de Janeiro, taking dayslong bus trips or expensive plane flights that were paid for by baking cookies and holding garage…

Michelin announces voluntary recall of 100K tires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelin is voluntarily recalling 100,000 tires after a retailer discovered that some had holes and quickly deflated. The recall affects certain sizes of Michelin’s LTX M/S 2, X Radial LT2 and Latitude Tour tires. The…

Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

WASHINGTON (AP) — Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism and an irrepressible White House correspondent, has died. She was 92. A friend, Muriel Dobbin, says Thomas died at her apartment in Washington on Saturday morning. Dobbin…

Atlantic City redevelopment keeps poor on the move

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As Sandra Taliaferro prepares to move out of her apartment to make way for redevelopment efforts near Atlantic City’s newest casino, she recalls the state of the city when she moved there as…

7 injured in fresh clashes in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Protesters clashed with government troops in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir for the second straight day Saturday, defying a curfew imposed to restrain public anger over the killing of four villagers in the disputed…
"Justice for Trayvon" rally held Saturday on the steps of the Mahoning County Courthouse

Trayvon Martin rally held

Update People upset over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin plan to take to the streets across Ohio on Saturday.…

Jury hears from Jackson’s mother about his death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court…

Brazil: Biden called president about surveillance

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned President Dilma Rousseff in an effort to ease tensions created by the disclosure that the United States collected data on billions of telephone…

Feds say falcons recovered; no more chick rescues

After decades of work, wildlife biologists have been so successful in bringing back the peregrine falcon that the powerful raptors now threaten Southern California’s endangered shorebird breeding sites. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says…

4 militants killed in Algeria

ALGIERS (AP) — Algerian authorities say four armed Islamic extremists have been killed in a shootout with soldiers southeast of the capital. A security service statement Saturday says the fighting occurred overnight in Sour El Ghozlane, 120 kilometers…

Official: Pakistani offensive kills 15 militants

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A senior military official says Pakistani army has killed 15 militants in a new northwest offensive targeting militants who often strike a provincial capital from the mountainous region. The official said Saturday that the…

Egypt forms committee to amend constitution

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s new foreign minister said Saturday that Cairo is reevaluating its relationship with Syria following the military’s ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. In his first public comments since becoming Egypt’s top diplomat, Nabil Fahmy…

Obama’s inaugural ambitious meet political reality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months ago, President Barack Obama stood on the Capitol steps and offered a soaring liberal vision for his second term. Buoyed by re-election, he said the nation must pursue without delay steps to protect…

Fight over New Orleans jail reform funds to resume

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The legal tussle over the costs of reforming the notoriously dangerous New Orleans jail is about to resume in a federal courtroom, where lawyers are expected to press the case that the sheriff doesn’t…
Fatal crash

Man dies in crash

A Berlin Center man was killed in a one vehicle accident in Milton Township.…

Police: Toxic levels of pesticide in kids’ lunch

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say samples of cooking oil and leftover food taken from an Indian school where 23 children died after eating lunch this past week were contaminated with “very toxic” levels of an agricultural pesticide.…

Ohio fire official pulls gun in road-rage incident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus arson investigator who ordered a driver out of his car at gunpoint in what police say was a road-rage incident has been suspended for two……

US showing little enthusiasm for Detroit bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the bleakest days of the Great Recession, Congress agreed in bipartisan votes to bail out two of Detroit’s biggest businesses, General Motors and Chrysler. Today, however, there seems little appetite from either Democrats or…