Ohio Bill Requires Students Be Immunized Against Meningitis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio students would need to be immunized against meningitis under a measure that cleared a legislative committee. The legislation would require students to be immunized against meningococcal disease once they reach a certain age, which would be determined by...

Office Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairs

NEW YORK (AP) — Office Depot is paying $3.4 million to settle charges from regulators that it didn’t report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the...

Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple’s software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. Apple says it’s aware of the problem and is working on a fix. But some pranksters are sharing information about the glitch on social...

APNewsBreak: Feds probing powerful union for NYC jail guards

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing New York City’s 9,000 jail guards, the union’s president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press. Manhattan...

Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel

NEW YORK (AP) — Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall. And neither, apparently, have interviews. “I hope never to become glib,” the prize-winning and private author of “Freedom” and “The...

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached...

Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains

The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through the Southwest highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers. The...
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Court releases theater shooting suspect’s notebook

AP Photo/Andy Cross CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes’ notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial. The 56-page notebook contains...

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BASE jumpers just want to be free. How else can you explain it this extreme form of skydiving? BASE stands for the fixed objects people leap from: Buildings and antenna, spans such as bridges, and Earth, which usually means stunningly high cliffs. The...
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FIFA suspends 11 people over soccer corruption cases

AP Photo/Szilard Koszticsak ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has suspended 11 people, including two of its vice presidents, from all football-related activities following a U.S. criminal investigation into corruption in world soccer. The vice presidents – Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman...