Burden of Kaesong closure to mostly fall on S. Korean firms

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference to the North’s decrepit economy...

AP PHOTOS: Preparing for the glittering BAFTA awards

LONDON (AP) — The red carpet for the BAFTA Film Awards doesn’t roll out until the weekend but behind the scenes preparations are well underway for the annual star-studded event in London. The seating arrangements for the Royal Opera House were set up on Thursday,...

Ohio Judge To Set Trial Date For Former Campus Cop

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in southwest Ohio is ready to schedule the murder trial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist after a traffic stop. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan set a hearing Thursday morning in the...

Woman admits stealing thousands from comedian Joe Piscopo

AP Photo/Julio Cortez MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has admitted stealing money from former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Joe Piscopo. Under terms of a plea agreement, 40-year-old Jennifer LaRocca of Hackettstown pleaded guilty to theft. LaRocca...

Ohio Leaders To Discuss Their 2016 Priorities At AP Forum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Statewide officials and legislative leaders in Ohio plan to share their thoughts for the year ahead during a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press. Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor also is expected to speak about the priorities of Gov. John...

Capital University In Ohio Names New President

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Capital University in Ohio has chosen an administrator from Stetson University in Florida as its new president. Capital officials said this week that Elizabeth Paul was selected by its Board of Trustees to serve as the private university’s 16th...

Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent

AP Photo/Jacques Brinon PARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant. The French company said Thursday that profit adjusted for changes in the value of inventories and one-time items...

Fargo police say officer mortally wounded after standoff

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo police officer was shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect and was not expected to survive his injuries, police in North Dakota said early Thursday. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near...

Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation

AP Photo/Cathleen Allison BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for...

Saint Laurent Palladium show features glam androgynous style

AP Photo/Chris Carlson LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren’t just for women anymore. Couture clothing designer Saint Laurent presented the feminine style – in silk, leather and sequins – for both genders at its rock ‘n’ roll-inspired...
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