Duke announces her departure from Fed board

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Duke says she will step down from the Federal Reserve’s board in Washington at the end of August. Duke, 60, has been a voting member at the Fed since August 2008. Her term officially…

Man to get prison in Pa. teen’s heroin overdose

CLARION, Pa. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to injecting the heroin that led to a western Pennsylvania woman’s death and then moving her body to her car to make it a……

Prosecutor: Ohio officer justified in killing

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have ruled that a University of Akron police officer was justified in killing a motorist who drew a BB gun during a traffic stop. An invest……

Retailers report strong gains for June

NEW YORK (AP) — June sales heated up for stores. Retailers are reporting their strongest sales gains since January, as shoppers, enticed by warm weather and an improving economy, took advantage of summer discounts. The data, released Thursday,…

Pa. man guilty of killing organist ex in church

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A northern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his ex-wife while she played the organ during a church service last year. Under the plea agreement entered Wednesday, 53-year-old Gregory Eldred of Coudersport…

US, EU regulators reach agreement on derivatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and European regulators have struck an agreement that seeks to coordinate rules overseeing the nearly $700 trillion derivatives market while potentially limiting the reach of U.S. authorities. The deal announced between the U.S. Commodity…
Amos Case

Deputy pleads not guilty

A Mahoning County Sheriff’s deputy facing drunken driving charges after a crash in Niles that sent a woman to the intensive care unit pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.…

Ex-US official faces sentencing in bribery scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to be sentenced for orchestrating a massive contracting fraud. Kerry Khan, a former program manager with the government, is scheduled for sentencing Thursday…

Guinea sets Sept. date for legislative election

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A presidential decree read on state television announced that Guinea’s much-delayed legislative election will be held on Sept. 24. Guinea’s opposition and ruling party have been locked in conflict over the date and logistics…

Ex-US official gets 19 years for bribery scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to be sentenced for orchestrating a massive contracting fraud. Kerry Khan, a former program manager with the government, is scheduled for sentencing Thursday…

25 Buddhists sentenced in deadly Myanmar riot

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced seven Buddhists to between three and 15 years in jail for their roles in a massacre at an Islamic boarding school that left dozens of students and teachers dead, while…

Bulger jurors see photos of victims’ remains

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger (BUHL’-jur) have asked the judge in his racketeering trial to delay proceedings for several days. The reputed mobster’s lead lawyer filed a motion Thursday asking for a suspension of the…

Superior Well Services closing NW Pa. location

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — A national company that provides natural gas well drilling products and services has closed its northwestern Pennsylvania office citing the slo……

Rockslide closes US 24 in Manitou Springs, Colo.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A thunderstorm in Colorado sent rocks, mud, debris and running water rushing down part of a canyon in Manitou Springs, leaving some vehicles covered or stuck in mud. The rockslide closed a four-mile…

House OKs scaled-down farm bill sans food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bruised from the defeat of a massive farm bill last month, Republicans are giving the legislation another chance by bringing a pared-down version to the House floor. GOP leaders were still counting how many votes…

‘Elementary’ brings a stateside Sherlock to London

LONDON (AP) — Sherlock Holmes is back on home turf in the second-season premiere of “Elementary” — and so, a bit uncomfortably, is star Jonny Lee Miller. “It’s a little bit surreal, to be honest with you,” said…