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EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine

FILE – In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive...
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Violence of chase led cops to fire despite hostage

This Wednesday July 16, 2014 image provided by the Stockton Police Department shows a condolence letter written for Misty Holt-Singh, who was married with children, one of the victims of a bank robbery Wednesday July 16, 2014 in Stockton, Calif. Three bank robbers took three...
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Sandusky son says victim’s story sounded familiar

This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN on Thursday, July 17. The network says Matt Sandusky describes grooming,...

Ohio Fire That Killed 2 Kids, Mom, Investigated

CADIZ, Ohio (AP) — Authorities continue to investigate an eastern Ohio house fire that killed two children and their mother and injured two firefighters. The young boy and girl died of their injuries at Harrison Community Hospital after the Wednesday morning fire in Cadiz. The...

Ohio Fire That Killed 2 Kids, Mom, Investigated

CADIZ, Ohio (AP) — Authorities continue to investigate an eastern Ohio house fire that killed two children and their mother and injured two firefighters. The young boy and girl died of their injuries at Harrison Community Hospital after the Wednesday morning fire in Cadiz. The...
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US stocks trading higher on company earnings

Trader Dudley Devine, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Dudley Devine, center, works on...

AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination

The drugmaker AbbVie has reached a deal worth roughly $55 billion to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from tax rates back home. The companies said Friday they will create a new company that is incorporated on the...

Unemployment rates fell in 22 US states in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates dropped in 22 U.S. states last month and stayed the same in 14, as the nation at large posted a fifth straight month of solid hiring. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 14 states. Meanwhile, employers...
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Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

An electronic board displaying “Pray for MH17″ at the departure hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. Malaysia Airlines has increased the death toll from Flight 17 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 5.5 Percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The unemployment rate in Ohio for June remained unchanged at 5.5 percent, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday on the seasonally adjusted rate for June, the same as May...