Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale join ‘Bridges’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway-bound musical “The Bridges of Madison County” has its new lovers — Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale. Producers said Wednesday that O’Hara, last on Broadway in “Nice Work If You Can Get It,”…
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Police arrest Pats’ player Aaron Hernandez

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been taken from his home in handcuffs after a semi-pro football player was found dead a mile from his house.…

US stocks rise for a second day; yields slip

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are moving higher for a second day as the bond market recovers from a slump. Traders were also encouraged by an upturn in Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average was up…

Pa. abortion provider rejects federal drug plea

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia abortion provider serving life in prison for murder has rejected a plea deal in a federal drug case. Dr. Kermit Gosnell had been expected to plead guilty Wednesday to charges that he illegally…
John Swierz

7th Ward crime targeted

Youngstown councilman John Swierz is working with community partners to get more residents involved with the police department in an effort to prevent and solve crimes.…

TKTS offers theatergoers a chance to skip lines

NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square’s iconic TKTS booth is celebrating its 40th birthday by introducing a new way for theater lovers to avoid lines. The Theatre Development Fund, the nonprofit that runs the booth selling discount Broadway…

Obama: Court rights a wrong; country better off

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has telephoned his congratulations to the plaintiffs in a gay marriage case before the Supreme Court. Obama telephoned gay rights advocate Chad Griffin, who had the couple in a California gay marriage…

Ireland to pay $45M to Catholic laundry workers

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s government says it will pay an estimated 770 surviving residents of Catholic-run “Magdalene” laundries at least 34.5 million euros ($45 million) to compensate them for their years of unpaid labor and degradation. Wednesday’s announcement…
Newton Falls Bath Salts Raid

Agents raid home

A Newton Falls man and a Ravenna woman were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for selling illegal bath salts on the internet.…

Egypt prosecutor charges 9 with spying for Israel

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say nine people, three Egyptians and six Israeli Arabs, have been referred to trial on charges they spied for Israel. The officials say Judge Hisham el-Karmouty of the state security prosecution on…

Suspected mine detonated in surf off NJ beach

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — A military explosives team has detonated a suspected mine that a diver discovered partially buried in the sand in the ocean off New Jersey. A plume of water shot about 125 feet in…

Photos: SUPCO decisions

Two rulings from the Supreme Court are celebrated by supporters of gay marriage.…

Snowden’s limbo in purported airport hideout

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has been in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport since flying in from Hong Kong — meaning that he has not…

Deputy knocked out as Pa. teen escapes courtroom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania sheriff’s deputy was recovering after being knocked unconscious while tackling a defendant who ran out of a juvenile……

High court throws out Mass. extortion conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a Massachusetts financier convicted of extortion for sending threatening emails to a New York state official. The high court on Wednesday sided with Giridhar Sekhar of…
Library Theft

Librarian jailed for theft

A former library fiscal officer in Kinsman was sentenced to jail Wednesday for taking more than $14,000 from the Kinsman Free Public Library.…