Police: Arizona man ‘just felt like killing’ boy

PHOENIX (AP) — A 27-year-old Arizona man accused of fatally stabbing his 12-year-old half brother reportedly told police he “just felt like killing.” Andrew Ward called 911 from a convenience store near the north Phoenix home where Austin Tapia suffered...

Commissioners to vote on Findlay annexation

Hancock County’s commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday to approve a petition that would annex 276 acres from Marion Township to Findlay. The petition was delivered to the commissioner’s office late Wednesday. The property is owned by George H. and Camille A. Ranzau, 6144...

Revis, Sproles, Smith, Harrison on move

Darrelle Revis and Darren Sproles found landing spots in the Northeast. Now Steve Smith and James Harrison look for new NFL homes. Revis’ stay in Tampa Bay was short, and he might not be in New England much longer. After less than a year as a Buccaneer, he was cut on...

Obama signs memo to strengthen overtime pay rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a presidential memorandum directing the Department of Labor to devise new overtime rules to make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The memorandum is one of the most far-reaching executive actions by the...

Herders kill 100+ in Nigerian conflict over land

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Survivors say dozens of gunmen on motorbikes in northern Nigeria have killed more than 100 villagers in an ongoing conflict over land. They say scores of people are fleeing on foot from four attacked villages about 110 miles (180 kilometers) west of...
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Gibbs beats buzzer, Seton Hall stuns No. 3 ‘Nova

Seton Hall’s Sterling Gibbs, right, shoots the game-winning shot over Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard in the closing seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Big East Conference tournament at Madison Square Garden, Thursday,...
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Air Force nuke crew failings worse than reported

FILE – This undated handout photo provided by the National Park Service shows the inside of the deactivated Delta Nine Launch Facility near Wall, S.D., that is now open to the public. Failings exposed last spring at an Air Force nuclear missile base, described by one...
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Hamas in worst cash crisis since seizing Gaza

In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 photo, Minatullah Zeitouniya, 29, hangs laundry to dry on the roof of the apartment building she and her family live in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. Gaza’s Hamas rulers have been hit by the worst economic crisis since seizing the...
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US stocks slump as tension over Ukraine escalates

Trader Edward McCarthy, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, March 13, 2014. Stocks opened higher as traders were encouraged by a pickup in retail sales and more signs of health in the U.S. job market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Edward McCarthy,...

US budget deficit hits $193.5 billion in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is running a deficit that is 23.6 percent lower than in the same period a year ago through the first five months of this budget year, another sign of improvement in the nation’s finances. In its monthly budget report, the...