Probe looks at propane tank in Ohio home explosion

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — An explosion leveled a home early Tuesday morning and rattled neighboring houses, leaving two people dead and three injured. Neighbors said the blast woke them up around 5 a.m. and that they saw…

UN official: World failing over climate change

LONDON (AP) — One of the United Nations’ top climate officials says international leaders are failing to fight global warming, appealing directly to the world’s voters to pressure their politicians into taking tougher action against the buildup of…

Spanish city seeks lottery winner who lost ticket

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish city is seeking a missing millionaire. Somebody bought a lottery ticket in the northern city of La Coruna that won 4.7 million euros ($6.3 million) — but lost the ticket in the shop.…

Oracle CEO says it makes sense to put jobs in US

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Oracle Corp. president Safra Catz says it makes sense to bring jobs back to the United States. Catz spoke Tuesday to a gathering of several thousand business leaders and others in Butte, Mont. She…

Liberian president’s son resigns from oil company

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has resigned from his position as head of the state oil company, an appointment that had prompted allegations of nepotism from the president’s critics. Sirleaf accepted…

Rules boost pay for home health care workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers. The rules give a long-awaited boost to nearly 2 million workers who spend their days helping…

NJ boardwalk fire linked to Sandy-damaged wiring

Last week’s massive boardwalk fire in New Jersey began accidentally, the result of an electrical problem, an official briefed on the investigation said Tuesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to…

Brazil soccer club ousted after masseur makes save

SAO PAULO (AP) — A sports tribunal has removed a Brazilian club from the fourth-division playoffs because its masseur stepped onto the field and made two key saves near the end of a match. The tribunal also suspended…

Graham Nash looks back on a life of ‘Wild Tales’

NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Nash is in the recording studio, having a hard time saying the words. “It was such a tumultuous smoke-ridden cocaine-driven moment that it’s hard to remember everything as it went down,” he reads,…

Immigrants prepare for reform, beware of fraud

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration reform is stalled in Congress but that’s not stopping immigrants from contacting lawyers, filling out paperwork and making other preparations in hopes of getting a head start should laws change. That’s got…

Grass bugs plague northeast Oregon community

ELGIN, Ore. (AP) — This time, crickets aren’t the problem in the Cricket Flat area of Elgin. The area got its name from a prevalence of the jumping, chirping insects in the 19th century. These days, the infestation…

Penthouse magazine owner files for bankruptcy

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — FriendFinder Networks Inc., the owner of Penthouse magazine and a bevy of online dating and adult websites, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company said that bankruptcy protection is the…