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  • Ohio woman lauded for saving neighbors from fire

    A suburban Cleveland fire department has taken to social media to credit a woman with saving two disabled neighbors from a fire in their apartment.


  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Facebook's 1st-quarter soar to surpass expectations, CFO to step down


  • In this April 4, 2014 photo, Henry Brockman separates shiso seedlings while working in his greenhouse near Congerville, Ill. His budding produce operation sells by subscription, locally. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, David Proeb

    EXCHANGE: Marketing becomes important to farms

    Congerville farmer Henry Brockman admits he doesn't understand Facebook. "I've never seen Facebook with my own eyes," said Brockman, whose business is called Henry's Farm. Yet the Henry's Farm Facebook page is updated frequently by his sister, Terra Brockman. Marketing online and in person has become more important for small farms that do everything from sell at local farmers' markets to produce for large companies, said Atina Diffley, a Minnesota organic farmer and educator who spoke during the recent Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network annual meeting last month in Bloomington. Since small farmers compete with large grocery chains, branding and marketing their farm and maintaining relationships with customers is an important part of business, she said.


  • FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.


  • Need to adjust your privacy settings on Facebook? 'Digital Shadow' will let you know

    A "creepy" new Facebook app called "Digital Shadow" reveals a plethora of information about Facebook users.


  • Jimbo waits for his turn to go outside and exercise with the help of  volunteer Rachel Reese at the Matanuska Susitna Borough Animal Care Facility near Palmer on Sunday, April 13, 2014.  Reese has created a Facebook page "Alaskan Shelter Dogs" and made it her mission to help find the dogs their "forever homes." (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

    'Dog publicist' uses Internet to save lives

    At the Mat-Su Borough Animal Care Facility on Sunday morning, Rachel Reese set up two portable lights, unzipped a canvas bag crammed with animal-sized cowboy hats, bow-ties and a cardboard sign that read "Free Hugs." Then she readied herself for her rambunctious, leashed clients: the dogs of the animal shelter.


  • In this April 19, 2014 photo, Candy Murray Abbott waves at passing motorists during an anti-heroin rally held by Heroin Control in Hamilton, Ohio. In southwest Ohio's Butler County, heroin deaths are increasing at stunning rates and communities have turned to a task force, town halls and poster-waving rallies. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Rachel Snelbaker fought the lonely battle against her daughter's heroin abuse for years, trying to get her into treatment and trying to track her down when she went missing to use drugs.


  • This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. (AP Photo/WhiteHouse.gov)

    White House updating online privacy policy

    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.


  • ** FILE ** In this Thursday, March 20, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard University dorm room. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature that taps into smartphones

    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.


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