Patients seek FDA ban on fibroid removal devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen people — including cancer patients, their family members and physicians — called on federal health regulators on Friday to block the use of electronic surgical tools used to remove fibroids, but which can inadvertently...
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Economists lower forecasts for US growth

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, a cashier rings up a sale at a Sears store, in Las Vegas. U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from...
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Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

Ronald Lee Haskell collapses as he appears in court on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Houston. Haskell, 33, is accused of killing his ex-wife’s sister, Katie Stay, her husband and the children, ranging in age from 4 to 14, after binding and putting them face-down on the floor of...

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent Amazon’s shares up 4 percent in midday trading. The online retailer created a...

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. One of the closed facilities was involved an...

LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will be back in Cleveland next season, as the NBA superstar announced today in an article on Sports Illustrated’s website. The decision ends speculation on whether James would return to the Miami Heat or the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a...

Ohio Man Indicted In Slaying Of Teen In Landfill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old northeast Ohio man could face the death penalty if convicted of killing a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a Pennsylvania landfill last month. A grand jury in Youngstown on Thursday indicted Ricki D. Williams IV on a charge of...

Ohio Casino Tax Revenue Short Of Predictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted. The state’s four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the...

Ohio Man Sentenced For Fatal Drunken-driving Crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Cincinnati has sentenced a habitual drunken driver to more than nine years in prison for hitting and killing a schoolteacher riding his bicycle earlier this year. Police say 51-year-old Todd Shaw had been drinking heavily before he left a bar, got in...