Can't stop the voting: Timberlake casts ballot in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee in order to vote early, and state officials say that’s great – but he shouldn’t have taken a selfie at the ballot box. The singer posted a picture of himself at the voting booth on...

Green Party Backs Ohio Marijuana Decriminalization Measures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Green Party is endorsing marijuana decriminalization measures appearing on local ballots across eastern Ohio this November. The party says removing criminal penalties for possession and use of less than 200 grams is “a good first step” to...

Procter & Gamble’s 1Q Performance Tops Street’s View

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co.’s fiscal first-quarter results beat Wall Street’s expectations as it controlled expenses and saw solid sales growth in its health care segment. Shares of the maker of Tide detergent and Charmin toilet paper gained more than 4...

Cyprus Joins In Objecting To Ohio Museum’s Antiquities Sale

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The government of Cyprus is objecting to an Ohio museum’s sale of antiquities from the east Mediterranean island. The Toledo Museum of Art also had pieces from Egypt, Greece and Italy among the 68 to be sold in a New York auction on Tuesday and an online...

Man says tree stunt that blocked traffic was performance art

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man arrested for blocking traffic in Maine while dressed as an evergreen tree says the public display was intended to be performance art. Asher Woodworth tells the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2eIWl74 ) his embodiment of a tree inching...

Mormons preach love for LGBT members, but no doctrinal shift

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders are telling gay and lesbian members in a new website launched Tuesday that attraction to people of the same-sex isn’t a sin or a measure of their faithfulness, but reminding them that acting on those feelings by having sex violates...

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election...

AP EXPLAINS: Why Pakistan still sees huge militant attacks

AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is reeling from yet another deadly assault, after militants wearing suicide vests rampaged through a police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, battling for four hours before blowing themselves up and leaving more...

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa growth to slow to lowest in 20 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region is likely to slow to its lowest point in more than 20 years, with average growth forecast at just 1.5 percent this year due to lower commodity prices and an...

Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are opposing a provision in the annual defense policy bill that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation. In a letter sent Tuesday, the lawmakers are calling a House-passed...