August 30, 2015

Elyria
Cloudy
67°F
 

11 arrested in Chinese warehouse explosion

BEIJING — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people in the country’s worst industrial disaster in recent years. A notice on the national prosecutor’s website said Thursday they included current and retired officials in the port city of Tianjin, along with Read More…

Heavy smoke impedes firefighters battling Washington blaze

SPOKANE, Wash. — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state. Smoky conditions grounded helicopters and airplanes that had been fighting the fires, and air quality was rated as unhealthy for some people in Spokane County, which has Read More…

Chinese index jumps as Asian stocks surge

BEIJING — China’s main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street’s rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. The Shanghai Composite Index posted its first gain in six days to close at 3,083.59 points, bouncing back from Read More…

With eye toward future, college athletes seeking trademarks

BOSTON — Like their counterparts in the pros, more college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans. The NCAA generally forbids its players from cashing in on their athletic success, but by gaining legal ownership of phrases tied to their personal brands, players can pave the Read More…

So you’ve got the first pick in your fantasy draft; now what?

Welcome to Fantasy Plays. It’s written from the perspective of a fantasy football player who isn’t an expert, rather someone who enjoys the game and is sorting through the same decisions and challenges facing everyday players. Remember: it’s supposed to be fun, so learn from what worked and what didn’t — and don’t stress too Read More…

10 things to know today, Wednesday, Aug. 26

AP Logo

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Asian stocks meander after China rate cut The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index falls late in the day after spending most of the afternoon in positive territory. 2. Trump starts new media feud The Republican presidential candidate gets Read More…

Wall Street expects rise, other markets languish of Chinese economic fears

TOKYO — Wall Street was expected to rise sharply on the open Wednesday, though most other global markets languished amid worries over longer-term problems with China’s economy. After a hugely volatile week, investors looked ready to plunge back in and buy U.S. stocks, with Dow futures up 1.7 percent, or 274 points, and S&P futures Read More…

Trump opens second front in media war, picks fight with Univision anchor

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings. Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation Tuesday with Jorge Ramos, the Miami-based anchor for Univision, during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. Ramos stood Read More…

French train gunman charged with terrorism

PARIS — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds of passengers. The Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed Wednesday that Ayoub El-Khazzani was charged overnight. El-Khazzani, 26, was overpowered by at least five passengers, including three Americans Read More…

Fire crews eye weather as poor air quality looms

SPOKANE, Wash. — Massive wildfires in the West have led to poor air quality across the region, causing respiratory problems for people far from the fire lines as well as grounding firefighting aircraft. “It’s been a nightmare to breathe,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers in Washington state. Conditions were starting to improve Tuesday and Read More…