Turkey’s president: work no reason to skip motherhood

AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president says work is no reason for women to decline motherhood. Speaking Sunday at a women’s association in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “a woman who abstains from motherhood saying ‘I am...

Lean times ahead? Mark Zandi

The economy has been full of surprises this year, starting with economic troubles in China that helped fueled two months of financial market turbulence and raised worries the U.S. economy could be headed for a recession. Economic forecaster Mark Zandi shares his thoughts on what...

Governors Ball featuring Kanye West, Death Cab canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — The last day of a music festival scheduled to include Kanye West and Death Cab for Cutie among the performers is canceled because of weather concerns. The organizers of the Governors Ball said events on Sunday weren’t going to be held “due to...

At Ohio GOP Event, Kasich Says He Wants To See Unity In 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he wants to see unity, healing and leadership this presidential election cycle. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) Kasich told guests at the Ohio Republican Party’s annual state dinner on Saturday...

US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio CHICAGO (AP) — Violent crimes – from homicides and rapes to robberies – have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can’t point to a single reason why and the jump isn’t enough to suggest there’s a trend....

US Muslims draw inspiration from Ali’s fight for his faith

AP Photo/Toby Massey DETROIT (AP) — Even in his final months, Muhammad Ali was speaking out on behalf of Islam, the religion he so famously embraced in the 1960s by changing his name and refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. In December, the boxing legend issued a statement...

EU foreign policy chief presses Albania on reform package

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called on Albania to pass a key judicial reform, considering it a decisive step for the country as it strives for EU membership. The main opposition Democratic Party is resisting the approval...

Miss USA back on stage after turbulent year, Donald Trump

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new Miss USA will be crowned Sunday night after a series of controversies last year with the beauty pageant organization, including a falling out with former owner Donald Trump and the mistaken crowning of Miss Universe. The 2016 Miss USA competition is...

Ohio Lawmaker To Withdraw Cleveland Housing Court Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker says he’s withdrawing legislation that would have abolished Cleveland’s housing court after questions were raised about him having pending cases before the court. Democratic Rep. John Barnes Jr. of Cleveland introduced a bill...

Cincinnati Police: Man Charged In Shooting Of Girlfriend

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend. Authorities announced Thomas Walker’s arrest in a news release Saturday. Police said Walker had walked into a police station days earlier and...