Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder in cafeteria shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday to charges expected to keep him locked up at least until he’s 21 for opening fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria for reasons that remain unclear. James Austin Hancock, replying “Yes...

Former defense secretaries push for trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama’s top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security. The bipartisan group has penned a letter...

K-tel creator Philip Kives has died at age 87

TORONTO (AP) — Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to “wait, there’s more!” while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at age 87. Samantha Kives said Thursday that her...

Feds Say Merged KeyCorp, First Niagara Must Sell 18 Branches

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara’s western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks. The U.S. Justice Department says Thursday it required the...

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday....

Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people closely tied to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters. The accused include Syed Raheel Farook. His...

How Amazon convinced you to pay up for shopping

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is clearly entering its Prime. Meaning, of course, its $100 annual membership program, now a decade old, which has accomplished the remarkable feat of convincing millions of people to pay an annual fee for the privilege of,...

Jodie Foster on making a popcorn movie with smarts

NEW YORK (AP) — Jodie Foster is as surprised as anyone that the fourth film she’s directed, “Money Monster,” is coming out in the summer among the likes of Avengers and Angry Birds. “I don’t spend a lot of time going to movies in the summer...

1st Funeral Held For Victims Of Ohio Slayings That Killed 8

SOUTH SHORE, Ky. (AP) — A funeral amid extra security was held Thursday in Kentucky for one of eight people shot dead in Ohio in what authorities describe as a cold-blooded massacre targeting a single family. With law enforcement monitoring the area, loved ones gathered in South...

Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison

BOSTON (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced Thursday to an additional 21 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger while he was a fugitive....