The arguments Zimmerman jurors are considering

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Jurors deciding whether George Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin deliberated for three and half hours Friday before adjourning for the night with a plan to continue Saturday morning. Before…

Affidavit: Man using rifle as crutch when it fired

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Court records show an Oregon man told police he was using his assault rifle as a crutch to help him get up from a couch at a friend’s apartment when it fired a…

Reporter’s lawyers argue to see Holmes’ notebook

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a request from lawyers for FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter to view a notebook that the Colorado theater shooting suspect sent to a psychiatrist before the attack. Citing unidentified law enforcement…

Zimmerman jury adjourns deliberations for the day

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — With police and civic leaders urging calm, a jury began deliberating George Zimmerman’s fate Friday after hearing dueling portraits of the neighborhood watch captain: a cop wannabe who took the law into his own…

US rig count up 2 this week to 1,759

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 1,759. The Houston-based company said Friday in its…

Argentines asked to eat fewer tomatoes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines are seeing red after being asked to eat fewer tomatoes. The government asked consumers Friday to try to stay away from the beloved food for at least two months because of an…

Sexual assault charges against Pa. coach dropped

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — Sexual assault charges against a western Pennsylvania high school math teacher and assistant wrestling coach have been dropped. The Pittsbur……

FACT CHECK: Farm bill doesn’t end food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, angry Democrats took to the House floor to say Republicans would increase hunger in America by stripping food stamps from the farm bill. In reality, though, the bill passed by the House…
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Niles offers water to racino

Austintown Township trustees said their best bet to supply water to the new Racino could come from the city of Niles. …

Mo. governor opts not to veto new abortion limits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Doctors who perform drug-induced abortions in Missouri will have to be in the room to administer the initial dose and won’t be allowed to do it remotely via teleconferencing, according to a new…

Highest-ranking convicted pirate loses appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals panel in Virginia has upheld the conviction of the highest-ranking pirate captured by the U.S. government. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the…

Ex-Ark. lottery official admits stealing tickets

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas Lottery security official has pleaded guilty to stealing and cashing almost a half-million dollars’ worth of tickets. The lottery suspended Remmele Mazyck (rah-MEL’ mah-ZEEK’) in October and fired him three…

Penn State’s board authorizes Sandusky settlements

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s Board of Trustees announced several tentative settlements have been reached with men who claim former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them, and voted Friday to authorize members of a committee…
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Show goes on at Amp

Despite flooding at the Amphitheater in Perkins Park in Warren, the show will go on for concert goers this weekend. …
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Realtor gives flooding advice

A local realty company on Friday reminded prospective homebuyers to get the home inspected for previous flood damage in the wake of severe flooding in Leavittsburg.…
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Flood victims begin cleanup

Flood victims in Leavittsburg, some of whom evacuated their homes Thursday, began cleaning up on Friday.…
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2 injured in Youngstown crash

Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident Friday afternoon on the Youngstown's West Side.…