Prosecutors say soldier had cigarette, then killed

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A court-martial is underway at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington against an Army sergeant for the fatal shootings of five fellow servicemen in Iraq. Sgt. John Russell, of Sherman, Texas, already pleaded…

Cranberry farmers struggle as surplus drops prices

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. cranberry farmers who spent millions of dollars to replant and expand bogs face a financial crisis after a huge harvest in Canada flooded the market and sent prices plummeting. Farmers in Wisconsin, the leading…

Cranberry farmers struggle as surplus drops prices

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. cranberry farmers who spent millions of dollars to replant and expand bogs face a financial crisis after a huge harvest in Canada flooded the market and sent prices plummeting. Farmers in Wisconsin, the leading…
Col. County Economic Forum

Businesses Gather for Summit

The fourth annual Economic Development Summit was held in Columbiana County Monday. …
Jimmy Hughes

Former Chief to Run for Mayor

Former Youngstown police chief Jimmy Hughes on Monday filed petitions to run in the November general election for Youngstown mayor.…
STOCK MARKET

Stocks are little changed after record week

NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock market indexes are ending little changed on Wall Street following a record-breaking week. The Dow Jones industrial average ended down five points at 14,968 Monday. It broke through 15,000 last week. The…

Cuban spy unrepentant, but hopes for better ties

HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban spy who served a long jail term in the United States has arrived at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana to renounce his American citizenship. The move by Rene Gonzalez is part of…

Nuclear protester trial gets underway this week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An octogenarian nun and two codefendants used bolt cutters to cut through fences and spent about two hours inside a Tennessee national security plant that has had a hand in making, maintaining or dismantling…

SC ex-governor Sanford seeks comeback from scandal

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Former Gov. Mark Sanford campaigned with prominent Republicans while businesswoman Elizabeth Colbert Busch appealed for votes as her campaign bus crossed South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District ahead of Tuesday’s special election. Sanford, a…

New PSU trustees hope to influence board tone

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s three newest alumni trustees will likely need more allies on the board to get the school’s governing body to re-vis……

Jury deliberating Arias case adjourns for the day

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix jury is on its second day of deliberations in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of murdering her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. Jurors took a lunch break at noon Monday after…

Feds add bigger, faster planes to wildfire fleet

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up for a tough wildfire season by adding to its large air tanker fleet seven planes that fly faster and will drop a bigger payload of fire…

Former MLB outfielder Otis Nixon arrested

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Former Major League outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta. A report from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says Nixon was pulled over just…

Woman accused of faking rape now faces fraud case

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan woman who appealed for money to fight her cancer was charged Monday with fraud, just a few days after she was accused in another case of falsely reporting a rape and using makeup…

Woman accused of faking rape now faces fraud case

DETROIT (AP) — An eastern Michigan woman who raised money by telling people she had cancer has been charged with fraud, just days after being charged with making a false report of rape. Sara Ylen (WY’-len) was charged…

Senate chairman pushed for arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is calling for the United States to provide weapons to vetted Syrian opposition groups battling President Bashar Assad’s forces in the 2-year-old civil war. Democratic Sen. Bob…

Figure in Attica prison uprising dies in Canada

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The only inmate convicted of murder following the 1971 Attica prison uprising has died in Canada, where he had made a name as a peace activist. The Coroners Service of British Columbia says 61-year-old…

FDA wants cancer warnings on tanning beds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA wants all tanning beds to…
Atlantic-City

PokerStars seeks court order to buy AC casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The behind-the-scenes battle between an Internet poker giant and the struggling Atlantic City casino it wants to buy burst into the open Monday, with a court order, accusations of bad faith, and the…
Gov. John Kasich

Gov. Expected at Exterran Opening

Gov. John Kasich will be part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at Exterran's new oil and gas treatment equipment fabricating facility in Youngstown. …