Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. The company’s stock fell more than 3...

American Hockey League

x-Clinched Playoff Berth y-Clinched Divisional Title NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Hamilton 4, St. John’s 3, SO Manchester 5, Portland 0 Hartford 2, Worcester 1 Utica at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Grand Rapids at Charlotte, 7...

State Panel Approves Incentives For 2 Projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state panel has approved more than $8.5 million in state tax incentives for a Newport hotel and a Frankfort distillery. The Kentucky Tourism Development Authority approved $8 million in incentives for a planned $33 million, 150-room hotel in Newport. The...
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Search picks up new underwater signal in jet hunt

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport on route to rejoin the on-going search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Planes and ships hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner zeroed in on a targeted...

Great Wide Open

Where to now, St. Peter? – Elton John Shouldn’t have shocked me, but the news that David Letterman will depart his late-night TV gig in 2015 still caught me off-guard. After more than 30 years on NBC and CBS, I have been a faithful viewer of his shows. I enjoy his wit...

Report Includes Restrictions On Ohio Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors would need much stronger evidence against a murder defendant before bringing death penalty charges under recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee. The panel that spent more than two years studying changes to...

Report Includes Restrictions On Ohio Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors would need much stronger evidence against a murder defendant before bringing death penalty charges under recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee. The panel that spent more than two years studying changes to...
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Prosecutor: Pistorius is untruthful, an egotist

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Pistorius has resumed testifying at his murder trial and is being challenged by the chief prosecutor, who has disputed the athlete’s account that he mistakenly killed his...
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Chopper crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital

Firefighters study the helicopter tail hanging over the edge of the UNM Hospital Wednesday afternoon April 9, 2014, after it crashed as it took off from the roof of the building. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Roberto E. Rosales) THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN OUT Firefighters...
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New possible sound detected in hunt for lost jet

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport on route to rejoin the on-going search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Planes and ships hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner zeroed in on a targeted...