Court upholds most counts against ex-financier

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld 10 convictions against an Indianapolis financier but overturned two wire fraud counts, saying the government failed to enter into the record key documentary evidence. Timothy Durham and co-defendants Jim Cochran and Rick Snow...

Akron Confident It Can Compete With Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A win in its first game and some success carried over from last year has Akron confident it can compete with Big Ten opponent Penn State on Saturday. Quarterback Kyle Pohl has the Zips on a four-game winning streak dating to last season, including a 41-0...

Try To Remember

Understandably, people were uncomfortable last month during the muggy weather and hot temperatures. Some said they couldn’t wait for cold weather. That was an understandable, common reaction to hot weather in August. “Hot enough for you?” people would ask. Of...
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National Train Show (Part II)

Milepost 869 This is the second part of my report on the National Train Show recently held in Cleveland. The first part was published three days ago and can be seen at Milepost 868. Laser Modeling 3 is a newer company that I’m not familiar with. They had several nice...

Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store. The settlement is part of the third case by the Federal...
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Power outage hits Egypt subway, TV stations

A taxi driver waits in line for fuel at a gas station, one of the businesses affected by a power outage in Giza, Cairo’s neighboring city, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 4 2014. Egypt suffered a massive power outage that halted parts of the Cairo subway, took TV stations off the...
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Stocks flat as oil drop offsets ECB stimulus

FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks rose Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, after the European Central Bank surprised traders by trimming its main interest rate to a record low, and announcing...

Toyota: Cars will be safer, but still need drivers

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by...
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US and UK seek partners to go after Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, speak before taking their seats at the start of a NATO-Afghanistan round table meeting during a NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. In a two-day summit...

Mistaken US bombing blamed on miscommunication

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military investigators have concluded that a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed one Afghan and five U.S. soldiers in June was caused by a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground forces. A Central Command...