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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say they fear a woman and her three grandchildren staying with her for Christmas are inside the remains of a house engulfed by fire.Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth says the single-s ...more

AP News - 17 mins ago

U.S. stocks edged higher early Friday as relatively quiet trading resumed a day after Christmas. The gains followed mixed action in Asian markets. Most European markets were closed.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 47 points, ...more

AP News - 18 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — One had a "wide stance" and another was "hiking the Appalachian Trail."Those were some of the excuses put forward by politicians caught in recent sex scandals. Mario Correa, a political junkie who worked on Capitol Hill in high s ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

MIAMI (AP) — It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba.Their flimsy vessel built from scraps of metal, wood and inner tubes had failed repeate ...more

AP News - 22 mins ago

MIAMI (AP) — It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba.Their flimsy vessel built secretly with scraps of metal, wood and inner tubes had faile ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The son of a 75-year-old woman who was struck with birdshot by her husband while sitting in a recliner says the accident might have been a blessing because doctors treating her found a previously undiagnosed heart problem.Cha ...more

AP News - 35 mins ago

U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher in relatively quiet trading the day after Christmas.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,066 as of 9:35 a.m. Friday.The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up six ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - (This version of the Dec. 23 story removes reference in paragraph five to ambulance after official U.N. correction) Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late Augus ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A fire at an oil storage tank at Libya's Es Sider port has spread to two more tanks after a rocket hit the country's biggest terminal during clashes between forces allied to competing governments, officials said on Friday. <p ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

(Reuters) - An American man died at a U.S. border crossing with Mexico after he allegedly assaulted officers and was subdued with a stun gun, the Customs and Border Protection agency said. Border officers stopped the man, who was not identifi ...more