The Latest: Philippines using helicopters to clear militants

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A military spokesman says troops are using helicopters to help clear militants from the...
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Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has...

Marathon honors local employees

Service awards have been presented to the following Marathon Petroleum Corp. employees: Gloria Richards, 35 years. Sam Agin, Darla Burns, Jeff Muhlenkamp, Lisa Niese, Jennifer Wilson, all 30 years. Wesley Klinger, Barbara Lescallett, both 20 years.

Jury Selection Begins In Ohio Officer’s Murder Retrial

CINCINNATI (AP) — More than 200 people are due to report to an Ohio courthouse as jury selection gets underway in the murder retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. Prospective jurors for Ray Tensing’s case on Thursday will receive...

Toledo Polar Bear Cub To Move To Salt Lake City

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A playful polar bear that is popular among Toledo Zoo visitors is moving to Utah. Zoo officials say 1-year-old Hope is being transferred to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City this fall. She will be joining Nora, whose elderly partner died shortly after the bear...

Cleveland Ordered To Reinstate Airport Whistleblower

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal officials say Cleveland must reinstate a whistleblower who was demoted after raising concerns about staffing shortages and safety at Hopkins International Airport. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the city must pay Abdul-Malik...

Florida student accused of changing grade from F to B

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university’s grading system to change his failing grade to a B. Sami Ammar turned himself in at the Orange County Jail in Orlando on Wednesday and...

The Latest: Filipinos at Mass worry about city, martial law

AP Photo/Aaron Favila MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 1 p.m. Catholics in the Philippine capital have attended a Mass for people in the southern region now under martial law and in the besieged city of Marawi. The city of about 200,000...
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Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'

AP Photo/Laurie Kellman HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he’s only just beginning a new career – helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. Singletary got his job through the...
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Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech

AP Photo/Noah Berger NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook. Zuckerberg, 33, follows another famous Harvard dropout, Bill Gates, who spoke before its graduates a decade ago. Steve...