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Canada businessman indicted in US casino debt case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Canadian real estate businessman and gambling high-roller is sought in Nevada on charges that he failed to repay $12.9 million in debts to two Las Vegas-area casinos more than five years ago, authorities said Thursday. Semion Kronenfeld, 43, was named in...

5 Valentine School Lunch Ideas

I’m one of those people who loves everything about Valentine’s Day. (You may be saying “blech” right now, but I do.) Well, actually, I’m not particularly fond of how commercial the holiday has become. But I do love all the hugs, kisses, homemade cards and, of...

Irish nanny cites Mass. baby’s older bone fracture

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for an Irish nanny accused of killing a Massachusetts baby say medical experts hired by prosecutors have concluded the child suffered bone fractures weeks before her death when she was not in the nanny’s care. Aisling (ASH’-ling)...

10 Simply Sweet Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

A day set aside for love—ahh, Valentine’s Day. One day out of the year where you can really show the special people in your life how much they mean to you, how much you love and care for them. A day to indulge them, pamper them, spoil them, cater to them, please them, and...
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House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees

FILE – This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows firefighter A.J. Tevis watching the flames of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The House has approved a wide-ranging bill that speeds logging of trees burned in last year’s massive Rim Fire in California. The...

Wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for northwestern Ohio until noon today. An overnight low of minus 8 degrees and wind chills as low as minus 22 were predicted by the weather service.  Those who must be outdoors should dress warmly, making sure all...

From Sydney to Sochi: Olympics evolves online

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s Olympics coverage online has evolved over the years. In the beginning, NBC was worried about interfering with broadcast coverage – its own and those of others. Broadcast rights are sold by territory so Europeans aren’t supposed to...

Opening statements in Fla. loud music death trial

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man intended to kill a teen outside a convenience store after an argument over loud music, even though the 17-year-old posed no threat, prosecutors said Thursday during opening statements of the man’s murder trial. Michael Dunn,...
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Speaker: Immigration overhaul tough to pass

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama’s top domestic...
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Speaker: Immigration overhaul tough to pass

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama’s top domestic...