Ohio’s New Top Utility Regulator Is Sworn In

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has sworn in a former state budget director and lawmaker as Ohio’s top utility regulator. The Republican governor swore in Thomas Johnson as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday. Johnson, of...

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities....

Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Folk singer Pete Seeger’s life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Seeger died in January at age 94, after surviving his wife Toshi by about seven months Clearwater Festival organizers say the two-day show at...
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VIDEO: Becoming citizens

  Twenty-one people became United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony held at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Recreation Center on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Among those taking part in the ceremony were the Abubo family of Findlay, originally from The...

CEO Of Regional Carrier PSA Airlines To Retire

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — PSA Airlines, which operates regional flights for US Airways, says that its CEO will retire and be replaced by the president of US Airways Express. The company said Wednesday that Keith Houk, 66, will retire on Aug. 31 after more than 25 years at PSA...
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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

FILE – In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chan Lai Ly, right, has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician’s assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle. Over the last two...

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta has become the newest city in Major League Soccer with an expansion franchise that will begin play in 2017. The team announced Wednesday will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. The MLS team will play in a new $1...

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM’s first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street’s expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets. IBM Corp. said Wednesday that it...
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Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

In this photo provided by the United Nations, former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating addresses an open session of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations Headquarters, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Keating, who was president of the Security Council in April 1994,...

Google’s 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas. The results announced Wednesday fell below...