Some international travelers to get fast screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding its expedited airport security screening program to some international travelers for the first time. The Transportation Security Administration said passengers flying internationally from 40 US airports may be eligible to receive…

Pa. House passes proposal to lower business taxes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House is giving its approval to a bill that would eventually cut business taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars a year while i……

Ex-Iowa official guilty in gay marriage fraud case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa court official has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor forgery for filing false documents to issue an invalid marriage license to a same-sex couple from Florida. Former Grundy County deputy clerk Brigitte…

Body found during search for missing woman, 83

WASHINGTON (AP) — Searchers looking for an 83-year-old woman who went missing after arriving at a Washington airport from Barbados have found a body near the airport. U.S. Park Police spokesman Paul Brooks says a body was found…

Chicago case alleges ties to North Korea

CHICAGO (AP) — A Taiwanese businessman and his son are charged in Chicago with trying to bypass a U.S. ban on the export of machinery that could have been used for weapons production in North Korea. The U.S.…
School Evacuation

Threat Found on School Wall

Nearly 350 students were evacuated from the Youngstown Community School on the city’s South Side after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall. …

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…