Duke’s board to hear shareholders’ concerns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Some Duke Energy investors plan to push the utility’s board of directors to investigate issues surrounding a massive coal ash spill that dumped toxic sludge into a 70-mile stretch of a North Carolina river. About 200 protesters gathered in front...
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Heartbreaking video shows teens on sinking ferry

In this April 16, 2014 photo taken with a mobile phone by deceased South Korean high school student Park Su-hyeon and released by his father Park Jong-dae, students are shown inside the sinking ferry Sewol on waters near Jindo, South Korea. Soon after the ferry begins to tilt,...

Being mayor, player aided Johnson in Sterling push

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is on a winning streak. The former NBA star led the city’s successful effort to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle and was recently sworn in as leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. But he scored what...
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Dead German student’s father departs US

In this picture taken Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the soccer team of 17-year old German exchange student Diren Dede SC Teutonia 1910 holds a minute of silence prior to a soccer match in Hamburg, northern Germany. The father of the student who was killed in the United States...

Bombing suspect: Can’t use ‘betrayal’ argument

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) say federal prosecutors shouldn’t be allowed to use his status as a new American citizen to argue that his alleged “betrayal” of the...

Teen Sentenced In Ohio ‘boredom’ Beating

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last of six Ohio teens police said severely beat a man because they were bored has been sentenced to probation. A juvenile court judge in Cincinnati on Thursday also ordered the youth to undergo a mental health diagnostic program. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( )...

2 School Buses Collide In Ohio, Injuries Reported

CLEVELAND (AP) — At least 10 students and two drivers were hurt when two school buses crashed into each other in Cleveland. A spokeswoman for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District says none of the injuries appear to be serious. The injured were being evaluated at hospitals....
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Russia revives May Day parade; violence in Turkey

AP Photo/Emrah Gurel MOSCOW (AP) — Russia celebrated May Day with its first joyful parade across Red Square since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, as President Vladimir Putin basked in a surge of patriotism over Crimea’s annexation. In Turkey, scores were injured...

Justice Department, eBay settle antitrust lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — eBay on Thursday settled a Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of anticompetitive employee recruiting practices. The settlement resolved a 2012 lawsuit that accused eBay of having an agreement with the Intuit software company preventing each firm from...

Cincinnati Racino Opens; Dayton Racino Is Hiring

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s latest racino is ready to run at a horse-racing track near Cincinnati, while one set to open in October in Dayton has begun hiring. Thursday was opening day for the Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center at the site of the former River...