Vatican: Pope’s private calls don’t reflect policy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn’t reflect church policy, the Vatican’s spokesman said Thursday. An unusual statement from The Rev. Federico Lombardi came after days of speculation...
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Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet

Michael Phelps warms up prior to competing in the 100-meter butterfly during the Arena Grand Prix, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. It is Phelps’ first competitive event after a nearly two-year retirement. (AP Photo/Matt York) Michael Phelps warms up prior to...
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For airlines not named United, it was a great 1Q

FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 photo, an American Airlines Boeing 767 takes off from Miami International Airport, in Miami. American Airlines Group Inc. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee,...

Ladies Home Journal ceasing subscription service

Meredith Corp. says it is ending subscription service of “Ladies’ Home Journal” due to declining advertiser interest. The magazine was launched in 1883 and is one of the nation’s oldest women’s magazines. It remains quite popular with a current...
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South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

U.S. President Barack Obama stands in front of a large model of the Earth as he attends a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) U.S. President Barack...

Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers’ former stadium. McCartney’s website posted a statement Thursday confirming that the former Beatle will perform on Aug. 14 at...

Ohio Watchdog Releases Investment Scandal Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state watchdog has released a much-anticipated investigative report on the investment scandal that engulfed Ohio in 2005 and resulted in 19 convictions. Inspector General Randall Meyer makes no new findings in the report issued Thursday. Meyer details...
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Stocks are mixed in choppy trading; Apple up

Tripp Mancuso, 4, works with his trader father Peter Mancuso on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, during the NYSE Working Parents/Caregivers Employee Resource Group’s annual Take Your Child to Work Day program, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Mixed earnings from a large...

Former Partner To Testify Against Ohio Lawmaker

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former business partner has agreed to testify against an Ohio lawmaker charged with theft and fraud for allegedly misleading investors about a company’s financial status and using their money for personal gain. Prosecutors said during a Thursday hearing...

Ohio Mother Sentenced To Life In Baby’s Death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Toledo woman convicted of killing her 6-month-old son has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years. Court officials say a judge on Thursday sentenced 26-year-old Amanda Bacon on charges of murder and child endangering in...