Texas police arrest suspect after ring stolen from corpse

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested a woman suspected of stealing a ring from a corpse at a Texas funeral home in an incident captured on surveillance video. Odessa police on Tuesday arrested 41-year-old Kalynn Homfeld on a charge of theft from a human corpse. Police...

Columbia Gas: Mild winter helped lower customers’ bills

The mild winter and increased natural gas production enabled customers on Columbia Gas of Ohio’s budget payment plan to see a 44 percent decrease on average in their bills, the utility reported today. The average residential budget payment plan for 2015-16 was projected to...

Exclusive boarding schools face reckoning on sexual abuse

AP Photo/Jim Cole PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A series of sexual abuse scandals is forcing a reckoning at some of New England’s most exclusive boarding schools and sending a shudder through similar institutions around the country that have long been training grounds for...

US rep blasts IFC conflict of interest in Manila water plan

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago. “As long as we get water,”...

Review: Peter Wolf stresses country on ‘Cure For Loneliness’

Peter Wolf, “A Cure for Loneliness” (Concord Records) Peter Wolf’s “A Cure for Loneliness,” just his third solo album since 2002, is a mostly laid-back effort reverberating with thoughtful country tones. Wolf has kept the bar high since “Long...

Stricker to be US captain at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Stricker is the next American captain for the Presidents Cup, for the 2017 matches at Liberty National. Stricker played on five Presidents Cup team and had a 14-10 record while playing on nothing but victorious teams. He will go up against...

Texas police seek suspect who stole ring from corpse

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas are trying to find a woman seen on surveillance video stealing a ring from a corpse at a funeral home. Odessa police Cpl. Steve LeSueur (luh-SWEER’) says the suspect would face felony theft from a corpse charges for swiping the...

CSI for animals: Forensic vets battle pet abuse, neglect

NEW YORK (AP) — The cocker spaniel arrives to the animal hospital with a police officer, whimpering and shaking. He has a pus-filled pink socket for a left eye and is so skinny his spine and ribs show through his caramel-colored fur. Because animal abuse is suspected, this...

Finance officials facing a chronically weak global economy

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. “Growth has been too...

FBI offers reward in Missouri theft of Warhol prints

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Federal investigators looking into the theft of artwork – including Andy Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans – at a southwest Missouri hope a $25,000 reward stirs up leads. The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1qNasNo ) reports...