The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, May 05, 2013. Heavy rains persist for the Southeast on Sunday as a slow moving low pressure system lingers over the region. The system will continue pulling moisture in from the Gulf of…

Cause of California wildfire appears accidental

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A flow of damp air from the Pacific Ocean helped firefighters in their battle against a huge wildfire burning through coastal mountains in Southern California. Fire crews on Saturday worked to create miles of…

Car bomber kills 7 in Somali capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says five people were killed after a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy. Mohamed Abdi, an officer at the scene of Sunday’s…

Family of Utah soccer referee who died holds vigil

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A 46-year-old soccer referee who was punched by a teenage player during a game and later slipped into a coma has died, police said. Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City passed away at the…

Israeli warplanes strike Syria in escalation

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to…

Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people were killed and five others survived a limousine fire on a San Francisco Bay area bridge late Saturday night. California Highway Patrol Officer Amelia Jack tells KGO-TV that five…

Bangladesh building-collapse toll tops 600

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from the horrifying collapse of a shoddily built garment factory in Bangladesh hit 580 on Sunday as workers search through the remaining rubble for any remaining bodies. But as each day…

To join EU, Croatia may give up its wine

JELSA, Croatia (AP) — Does Croatia’s Prosek jeopardize Italy’s Prosecco? Croatia is gearing up to celebrate its entry into the EU, but don’t pop the corks just yet. A heated trademark battle over the country’s beloved sweet dessert…

Police: Utah soccer referee punched by player dies

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A Utah soccer referee who was critically injured and in a coma after being punched by a teenage player during a game died Saturday night, police said. Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City…

Man accused of lying after bombings seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the bombings and isn’t a…

Voting begins in tight Malaysian national election

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Millions of Malaysians began voting Sunday in tight national elections that could see the long-ruling coalition ousted after nearly 56 years in power. Incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak has voiced confidence that the…
Lucius Ave. Fire

Fire Damages House

A vacant structure fire on the South Side of Youngstown not only destroyed the house but also damaged a family’s home next door. …

Malaysia’s long-ruling coalition hangs on to power

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysians have begun voting in emotionally charged national elections that could see the long-ruling coalition ousted after nearly 56 years in power. Incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak has voiced confidence that the National…

Low-level eruption at Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists say there were two or three minor explosions at Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano on Saturday morning. The Alaska Volcano Observatory and U.S. Geological Survey say satellites detected a small, low-altitude ash cloud and elevated…
Oak Hill Accident

1 Injured in South Side Crash

A man was taken to the hospital Saturday night after crashing the SUV he was driving into a pole. …

Winds topple trees, spark fires in Central Oregon

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Winds gusting to 40 mph wreaked havoc on parts of Central Oregon Saturday, toppling trees that blocked roads and downing power lines that sparked wildfires and forced the evacuation of several dozen homes. About…