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New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic

Palestinians wave its flags and Fatah’s during a rally in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) Palestinians wave its flags and Fatah’s during a rally in support of...
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New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic

Palestinians wave its flags and Fatah’s during a rally in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) Palestinians wave its flags and Fatah’s during a rally in support of...

Willie Nelson’s armadillo returned after theft

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson say the critter, named...

Amazon unveils Fire TV streaming device

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is making a bid to enter living rooms with Amazon Fire TV, a new streaming device that delivers online video, music and other content to televisions. The company says the $99 device has better speed, performance and search functions than other...
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S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The stock market opened higher Wednesday after a strong report on American manufacturing. The maker of the hit game “Candy Crush Saga” flopped in its market debut.(AP Photo/Richard...
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Grim duty: Team works nonstop to ID remains

Searchers arrive to begin a shift at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Officials have so far confirmed the deaths of 29 people, although only 22 have been officially identified in information released Wednesday morning by the Snohomish County...

Coast Guard cadet accused of touching classmate

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A U.S Coast Guard Academy cadet should face a court martial for entering the room of a classmate and touching her leg, a government attorney said Wednesday, rejecting defense claims that the cadet accidentally went into what he thought was his...

Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The owners of a small dog that escaped in Texas have no idea how he made it to a southwest Ohio shelter more than 1,000 miles away. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix named Corbin dug a hole under a fence in his backyard...
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S&P 500 notches record high; Dow erases 2014 loss

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The stock market opened higher Wednesday after a strong report on American manufacturing. The maker of the hit game “Candy Crush Saga” flopped in its market debut.(AP Photo/Richard...

Wittwer being considered for job in Allen County

Dean Wittwer is being considered for the superintendent job of Allen County’s Educational Service Center. Wittwer, superintendent for Findlay City Schools, said he was asked to come talk to officials in Allen County about the job last week. Wittwer said he isn’t sure whether he...