Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria’s Aleppo city

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said Thursday. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria’s devastating civil war, with...

Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster. Police first chased 30-year-old James Edward...

Biden arrives in Iraq to try to help settle political crisis

BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad on Thursday on a visit intended to help Iraqi leaders resolve a political crisis that has hindered efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. Biden landed at midday after an overnight flight from Washington. He was...

Berrios Struggles With Command In Debut, Twins Lose 6-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios has rocketed up the Minnesota Twins farm system with uncommon speed, using an overpowering fastball and a knee-buckling breaking ball to dominate the minor leagues. In his highly anticipated big league debut, he looked like the nervous 21-year-old...

Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio DETROIT (AP) — A dozen Detroit principals and an administrator are accused of finding a way to bleed their struggling public schools of $900,000 – ordering chairs, writing paper and other supplies that in most cases were never delivered, even as...

Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted Indy 500-themed poems for the...

Volkswagen CEO lays out plan to focus on low emissions cars

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s CEO sketched out a wide-ranging transformation of the company on Thursday that will see it focus more on electric vehicles and services like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating...

Ohio Zoo Says 47-year-old White Rhinoceros Has Died

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in northern Ohio says its southern white rhinoceros has died. The Toledo Zoo says the rhino named Lulu was thought to be seventh oldest white rhino in a U.S. zoo. Zoo officials say the 47-year-old rhino died Wednesday in her sleep. She was diagnosed with...

Group Launches Voter Registration Push In Ohio Ahead Of Fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A progressive nonprofit group says it plans to register 150,000 voters in swing state Ohio and focus on getting them to the polls this fall. Leaders with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative say they plan to have about 100 paid canvassers registering voters or...

Drivers In Cincinnati Area Could Encounter I-71 Closures

CINCINNATI (AP) — Transportation authorities say nighttime motorists could encounter lane closures including short-term overnight full shutdowns on Interstate 71 northbound in Cincinnati. The Ohio Department of Transportation says there will be closures for work on a new...