Mystery writer Barbara Mertz dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Mertz, an Egyptologist who wrote dozens of mystery and suspense novels under two pen names, has died. She was 85. Me…

Indians to designate Mark Reynolds

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are expected to designate struggling slugger Mark Reynolds for assignment. Reynolds, who signed a one-year, $6 …

An early gain evaporates on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — An early gain on Wall Street has faded, leaving the stock market little changed at midday. A slump in telecommunications sto…