Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed. The actor-comedian has asked the state Supreme Court to review last week’s decision by a mid-level appeals...

$2.6 Billion Construction Budget Heads To Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings, parks, bridges and roads is headed to Ohio’s governor. The spending plan was introduced last month after months of negotiations over the projects. State...

Ohio House Approves Bill Striking Labor Hiring Mandate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio cities, townships, school districts and public universities could no longer require the use of local unionized labor on construction projects under a bill the Ohio House has passed. The restrictions on project labor agreements were added to a bill...

Bibles taken from Christian store, 8th Commandment be damned

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say two men were caught flouting the Eighth Commandment when surveillance video captured them stealing nearly $500 worth of Bibles from a Christian store in Massachusetts. The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/1SNQKbe ) reported on...

Manchester Opens Firehouse Doors To Drug Addicts

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s biggest city is opening its firehouse doors to drug addicts in a program that allows them to seek treatment in an effort to avert overdoses. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, a Republican running for governor, said Wednesday he hopes it can...

Agency: Bald eagle caused Alaska plane crash that killed 4

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed just north of Anchorage, Alaska, last month, killing all four people on board. An investigator says it’s the nation’s first civilian plane crash to result in deaths after an impact with...

APNewsBreak: WNBA, union amend CBA for overseas play fines

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and its players union have agreed to amend the collective bargaining agreement on fines for overseas play. According to emails obtained by The Associated Press, players will no longer be fined for missing time for overseas national team commitments...

Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border

AP Photo/Raad Adayleh HADALAT, Jordan (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of Jordan’s Border Guard Forces said Wednesday. In the...

7 Tips for snagging the best deals at off-price stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, the thrill of thumbing through the racks of designer bargains at T.J. Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and other discount stores. At these so-called “off-price” chains, you can save, on average, 60 percent on name brands, much of it on goods that are in...

FDA advisers reconsider training for painkiller prescribers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers are discussing changes to government programs that were intended to improve the safety of painkillers like OxyContin, but which have had an unclear impact. The Food and Drug Administration has assembled more than two dozen experts...