Review: 3 cheap smartphones to consider

The cheapest smartphones don’t have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I’m impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price.

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes or lock them up, and even kill the engine.

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

Under the terms of limited agreements reached after a frenetic six days of talks in Vienna, a political accord is to be completed by March 1, with final details contained in annexes to be sealed by July 1, the diplomats said.

Ohio farm raises 2014 presidential turkey

More than 3,000 school children have traveled to Cooper Farms to visit the presidential flock since it was hatched on July 7. Two from the flock will be sent to the White House.

Arrest made in northern Indiana stabbing death

State police say a suspect was taken into custody at the scene by Trail Creek police. The name of the person taken into custody is being withheld until formal charges are filed.

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Official hopes to save park’s trees from ash borer

Vigo County parks officials have chemically treated 125 ash trees in Fowler Park in hopes of saving them from damage by the invasive beetle that’s killed many thousands for trees in several states.

Under pressure, Hagel steps as US defense chief

Hagel was the first enlisted military member to become secretary of defense. He served in the Vietnam War and received two Purple Hearts. President Obama is expected to announce his resignation Monday.

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Temperatures were expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing Buffalo area residents to prepare for evacuations caused by runoff from melting snow, and overflowing creeks.

Fatal California bus crash is vehicle’s 2nd of day

A tour bus drifted off a Northern California interstate and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man and injuring 30 others in the vehicle’s second collision in a day, authorities said.