Rio security chief wants soldiers to start policing city

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of security for the state of Rio de Janeiro wants soldiers to start policing the city immediately, 2 ½ months before the Rio Olympics are set to start. State Security Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame, speaking Thursday alongside Defense...

Procter & Gamble Says Employee Was Aboard EgyptAir Flight

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. says one of its employees was aboard the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The consumer products maker identified him as Ahmed Helal, manager of its plant in Amiens, France. He had held a variety of manager...

Cooper Tire facing fines for safety violations

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. could face $38,900 in federal fines for worker injuries and exposing workers to other injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited two separate instances in which a Cooper employee burned his hands while changing tread segments on...

Mickelson to lose $1M in SEC case involving Vegas gambler

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to two arrests but spared the golf great from criminal charges. Mickelson,...

Apple’s stores getting new look as other retailers struggle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that’s not for sale – a new look for its stores. The iPhone maker is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new location in San Francisco. Apple provided a...

Reaction to the death of retired CBS newsman Morley Safer

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Reaction to the death Thursday of long-time CBS News and “60 Minutes” reporter Morley Safer: — “From his days in Vietnam, to his decades at ’60 Minutes’, Morley Safer made us look at the world around us in ways no one...

‘Downton’ author brings 1 of his favorite novelists to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Respect is due Julian Fellowes, who as a prolific writer has conquered TV with Emmy-winning “Downton Abbey,” film with “Gosford Park,” which earned him an Oscar, and theater with “School of Rock – The Musical,” a...

Mississippi State Names Former Alabama President As Provost

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University has named former University of Alabama President Judy Bonner as its provost. The College Board must vote to approve the appointment. She’s expected to begin work as MSU’s chief academic officer on July 1. MSU...

Father, Son Accused Of Holding Girl Captive In Ohio Basement

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man and his 27-year-old son kept a teenage girl shackled in a basement for as long as a year. The two men were taken into custody early Thursday at the home in Toledo. Each is being held on $500,000 bond. Both are charged with...

$25K Fine Proposed In Potomac Edison Meter-reading Dispute

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission is proposing that Potomac Edison Co. be fined $25,000 fine for violating meter-reading rules. Public Utility Law Judge Dennis Sober issued the proposed order May 5. It becomes final June 7 unless it’s appealed, or if...