Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied Friday that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict after a video purported to show him using the drug. The mayor of Canada’s largest city did…

IMF chief named key witness in French payoff case

PARIS (AP) — After two days of intense questioning from French magistrates, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Friday a court named her as a key witness in an investigation into a controversial payoff to an outspoken…

UK court: Lawmaker’s wife’s tweet was libelous

LONDON (AP) — A tweet posted by the wife of Britain’s parliamentary speaker about a politician wrongly linked to child sex abuse was libelous, the High Court ruled Friday. A BBC report last year led to widespread Internet…

Toxic algae warnings posted at western Ohio lake

ST. MARYS, Ohio (AP) — Advisories are back up at Ohio’s largest inland lake warning some visitors to stay out of the water because of high levels of toxic algae. A s……
Bus Flown to Haiti

Bus Flying to Haiti

Airmen and reservists at the 910th Air Reserve Station in Vienna were busy Friday loading a school bus onto a cargo plane destined for Haiti. …

Game agency reports 2nd Pa. eagle shot this month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania game officials say an investigation shows a second bald eagle’s death in the past month was caused by a bullet wound. The Gam……

Hezbollah: EU making big mistake

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah’s deputy chief says the European Union would be making a “big mistake” to label the Lebanese Shiite militant group “terrorist.” Sheikh Naim Kassem told Al-Mayadeen TV Friday that such threats “do not concern” or…

$1M bonds for 2 suspects in 4 slayings in NE Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Bond of $1 million each has been set for two men charged with killing four young people whose bodies were found in a townhome in northeast Ohio last mont……
Josh Mandel at Choffin

Mandel Tours Choffin

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel said Friday he believes the Mahoning Valley will lead the state's economic comeback. …
Leonard Kirtz Prom

Leonard Kirtz Hosts Prom

Friday was prom day for students at the Leonard Kirtz School in Austintown.…

State OKs plans of Ohio schools to fix data errors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio schools that reportedly had errors in certain enrollment data have gotten state approval of plans to fix the issues. The state auditor had fl……
Fallen Officers Memorial

Officers Remembered

Law Enforcement officers in Mahoning County remembered fallen comrades during a memorial service Friday in Youngstown. …

Pa. woman charged in hit-and-run that killed teen

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a motorist was drunk and reading a text message when she fatally struck a teenager in a hit-and-run acc……

Ex-Guatemala president extradited to US

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited on Friday to the United States to face charges of laundering $70 million in Guatemalan funds through U.S. bank accounts. The former president was taken from a…
FILE - This recent image from video provided by CAPA and Canal+ television on Monday April, 8, 2013 shows Tunisian Femen activist Amina Tyler . Outspoken Tunisian feminist Amina Tyler who scandalized the country by posting topless photos of herself online has been arrested and may be charged for conducting "provocative acts" at a religious center where police prevented hardline Islamists from holding their annual conference, the Interior Ministry said Monday May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Benoit Chaumont and Akim Rezgui/ CAPA/Canal+)

Tunisian Feminist Faces 6 Months in Prison

The lawyer of a Tunisian woman who gained notoriety for posting online topless pictures of herself as a protest says she faces six months in prison for carrying a dangerous object.…

Ohio senator demands answers in IRS targeting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator is demanding to know if any disciplinary action has been taken against IRS employees at the agency’s Ci……