Ohio mother takes plea in boys’ camping deaths

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A mother has pleaded guilty to child endangering and been sentenced to three years in prison in the drowning of her 3-year-old son and disappear……
Truesdale fire

Pet dies in fire

Youngstown firefighters worked overnight Monday battling a house fire on the city's East Side.…

Iraq bombs kill 23, including minority protesters

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb has hit a minibus carrying Shiite pilgrims to the holy city of Karbala, killing three. Police and hospital officials say the bus was struck Tuesday about 55 kilometers (35…

Power plant limits at center of Obama climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. Obama, in a…

Germany probes model plane attack suspects

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they’re investigating two men of Tunisian origin who they suspect were planning terrorist attacks using model airplanes. The federal prosecutors’ office said nine properties were searched Tuesday in various parts of Germany…

Ohio man sought in hit-and-run crash that killed 2

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a car who fled a southern Ohio crash that left two people dead and a 14-year-old boy injured. The……

Tropical Storm Cosme likely to become a hurricane

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Cosme is likely to become a hurricane later in the day as it swirls in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 65 mph…

Mormons to use technology in missionary work

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The common image of Mormon missionaries has long been two young men wearing white shirts and ties walking through neighborhoods, knocking door-to-door. But in a few years, that image may be replaced by…

EU agrees to continue accession talks with Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says the bloc has decided to revive long-dormant EU membership talks with Turkey later this year. Commissioner Stefan Fuele said on Twitter a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg decided…

Rights case ruling favors Colo. transgender girl

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials say a suburban Colorado Springs school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl by preventing her from using the girls’ bathroom, in what advocates described as the first such ruling in the next…

Study: US education spending tops global list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students’ education each year, with parents and private foundations picking up more of the costs, an international survey released Tuesday found. Despite the spending,…

Arab Idol winner gets hero’s welcome in Gaza

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of excited Gaza residents have mobbed the area’s southern border crossing with Egypt to welcome home the winner of the Arab Idol talent contest. Around 4,000 people gathered early Tuesday for the…

Femen protest ahead of Tunisia visit to EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — Bare-breasted members of the feminist group Femen targeted the motorcade of Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh to protest the jailing of group members in Tunis. As the Tunisian motorcade left following a visit to European…

Quotations of the day

“This person who’s being pursued by the CIA, our policy is loving people like that, protecting them, perhaps giving them the rights that their own countries don’t give them. I think this is a worthy effort by us.”…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms will spread from the Midwest through the Northeast on Tuesday, while scattered showers will persist for the Pacific Northwest.  A low pressure system spinning offshore of the…

French police detain 9 terror suspects

PARIS (AP) — Police have detained six people in the Paris region suspected of plotting terrorist attacks in France. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that the six are being questioned by anti-terrorist investigators, and are believed to…

Prosecutors want to admit calls in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in the George Zimmerman trial want to introduce recordings of non-emergency calls he made to law enforcement to prove the former neighborhood watch leader is guilty of second-degree murder in shooting Trayvon Martin…

Brazil protests back despite proposed reforms

SAO PAULO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff proposed a wide range of actions to reform Brazil’s political system, fight corruption and improve public services — all demands angrily asked for by the millions of protesters who’ve taken to…

Two goals in 17 seconds give Blackhawks the Cup

BOSTON (AP) — Two hours after clinching the Stanley Cup title, a handful of Chicago Blackhawks wandered back out onto the TD Garden ice in their street clothes. Two of them walked gingerly over to the corner and…