11-mile part of Pa. turnpike to be closed Sunday

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — An 11-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension will be closed for about six hours Sunday while workers do bridge wo……
Steubenville High School

Rape Grand Jury Begins

A grand jury prepared to start examining evidence and hearing from witnesses in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.…

Mariela Castro to get gay rights award in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro will travel to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advocacy. Officials at the Equality F……

Pa. senators hear criticism of liquor bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state Senate committee’s first hearing on Gov. Tom Corbett’s effort to liberalize Pennsylvania’s beer, wine and liquor……

Prison terms issued over fatal Russian club fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Siberian city of Perm has convicted seven people in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 156, sentencing them to prison terms of four to nearly 10 years. The December 2009…
Youngstown Beer Fest

BeerFest Planned

A beer festival is being planned for October in downtown Youngstown. …

Europe court: Tymoshenko jailing was rights abuse

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe’s human rights court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a harsh blow to President Viktor Yanukovych who has insisted…

Iran: chemicals ‘red line’ but seeks rebel probe

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is insisting that use of chemical weapons in Syria would also be a “red line” for Tehran, but suggests rebel forces should be investigated rather than the Islamic Republic’s allies in…
Barack Obama, Jeffrey Zients

Obama: US Still Not Sure Who Used Chem Weapons

President Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war.…

Wanted: Polar bear spotter on Norwegian islands

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Do you enjoy the outdoors and have strong vocal cords? If so, Norway might have a summer job for you: three weeks in the Arctic wilderness spotting polar bears. The governor’s office on the…

W. Pa. man to prison for Facebook surfer sex scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A married father from western Pennsylvania will spend 14 to 28 years in prison for using phony Facebook profiles to pose as two different Florida surf……

Bangladeshis turn rescuers after building collapse

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The heat in the rubble was sweltering. It closed in on his body like the darkness around him, making it hard to breathe. Working by the faint glow of a flashlight, he slithered through…

Archaeologists plan more digs at Richard III site

LONDON (AP) — Archaeologists who unearthed the skeleton of England’s King Richard III under a municipal parking lot say they want to dig up a 600-year-old stone coffin found nearby. University of Leicester scientists say they hope to…

Police: Pa. man threatened to post ex’s photos

OHIOVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with sending sexually explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend to her fiance while also threatening to p……

Egypt’s president says no more privatization

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says that there will be no further privatization of state-owned companies. Egypt’s economy is hard hit by the more than two years of turmoil since the ouster of longtime president Hosni…
YSU Campus

Anderson Gives Final Address

Youngstown State University President Cynthia Anderson gave her final state of the university address on Tuesday. Click here to watch her address in its entirety. …