September 3, 2014

Elyria
Fog
65°F
test

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

Time Warner Cable-Outages

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. The company says it is still investigating the cause of the problem, which occurred with its Internet backbone, the paths that local or regional Read More…

Father of student: fatal flight was to see sights

Investigators look over the wreckage of a plane crash as it rests on the side of a road Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes. The four men were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Three were members of the varsity wrestling team. The wrestlers were Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Aug. 27

AP Logo

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Tough issues remain following Gaza truce deal Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist — such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza Read More…

10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

This image released by NBC shows John Ducey, left, and Kate Walsh in a scene from "Bad Judge," premiering Oct. 2.  (AP Photo/NBC, John Fleenor)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare. As part of the ritual, this latest fall crop is an occasion for handicapping the good and the misfires. Granted, it’s a risky business to rate a Read More…

Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Harafights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting Read More…

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the table, prompting many people to fill up on empty calories. Authorities launched a public relations campaign Tuesday to halt a steady rise in obesity that threatens Read More…

Afghanistan’s one-time booming war economy slows

An Afghan laborer cleans a Toyota car that is for sale at a car shop on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Sales of Toyota Hiluxes and used Corollas are down.  (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan’s capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next might be delayed. Afghanistan’s economy, vastly supported by international military spending and aid since the 2001 U.S.-led Read More…

Video games come of age as spectator sport

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like “Street Fighter II” and “Super Mario Bros.” But today there’s Twitch, the online network that attracts millions of visitors, most of Read More…

No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, center, looks at them, before their talks in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kazakh Presidential Press Service, Sergei Bondarenko, Pool)

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine’s president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. Following meetings between Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that included a one-on-one session that stretched into the night, there was no Read More…

10 things to know about corporate inversions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. Burger King’s operations will stay in Miami. But the corporate headquarters of the new company will be Read More…