Police: Teens Find Human Skeletal Remains Behind Ohio Store

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police say two teenagers found human skeletal remains behind a store in a northeast Ohio city. Authorities say the teens called police just after 4 p.m. Tuesday after they found the remains in a grassy area about 200 yards behind a shopping center in the...

Strong winds challenge firefighters battling Oklahoma blaze

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities are responding to wildfires in Oklahoma and Kansas that have led to evacuations, scorched mostly rural land and destroyed an unknown number of structures. In Oklahoma, the largest fire was in the same area near the border with Kansas where...

CAL THOMAS: Obama’s morality

CAL THOMAS: Obama’s morality BELFAST, Northern Ireland – In a recent interview for the BBC2 series “Inside Obama’s White House,” President Obama sounded somewhat wistful as he spoke to an interviewer about how he has tried to use his voice “to...

GOP senators seek to block proposal on Iran dollar rules

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers opposed to the Iran nuclear deal are trying to block an Obama administration proposal that would ease rules on dollar transactions to support legitimate trade business with Iran. Senators Marco Rubio of...

Federal suit to stop deal between 2 oilfield services firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has sued to stop Halliburton Co. from acquiring oilfield services rival Baker Hughes Inc. The deal would combine two of the world’s three leading providers of those services to oil and gas companies. It would create a bigger...

Teens facing adversity shine in a special NY talent show

NEW YORK (AP) — As she prepares to sing the iconic Carole King song “Beautiful” onstage, Hannah Pienkowski has managed to find the perfect coach. Not the actual songwriter, but maybe the next best thing. Chilina Kennedy, who plays King on Broadway in...

Actress Helen Mirren to present “Jewish Nobel” in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren has agreed to host the award ceremony of Israel’s Genesis Prize in Jerusalem. Organizers of the award, known as “the Jewish Nobel,” announced the selection of Mirren on Wednesday. The $1 million prize is...

Astronaut Scott Kelly is writing a book, scheduled for 2017

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan NEW YORK (AP) — The next adventure for astronaut Scott Kelly will take place in the world of books. Kelly, who last month returned from a yearlong, record-breaking mission at the International Space Station, has a deal with Alfred A. Knopf for...

Gawker files motions seeking new trial in privacy case

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case. In motions filed this week, lawyers for Gawker Media asked for a new trial or for the amount in damages awarded to the...

Pope Francis blesses eyes of 5-year-old girl going blind

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday blessed the eyes of a 5-year-old Ohio girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight. Lizzy Myers and her family, including 3-yer-old sister Michaela, had special seats for Francis’...