At a glance: Changes coming with Windows 8.1

Microsoft plans an update to its Windows 8 system to address some of the complaints and incorporate other feedback received since the radical makeover to the operating system came out in October. Microsoft isn’t saying yet when Windows…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2013. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous…

Los Angeles bans plastic bags in grocery stores

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles became the biggest city in the country to ban free plastic bags in grocery stores following a city council vote Tuesday. The 9-1 vote supports a ban that will take effect Jan.…
Indians' Chris Perez

Indians’ Perez rehabs with Scrappers

Indians' closer Chris Perez pitched a scoreless inning on a rehab assignment with the single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Tuesday night.…
Scrappers

Scrappers score early, beat Auburn

The Scrappers plated one run in the 1st and three runs in the 2nd inning to beat Auburn, 4-1, on Tuesday night.…

2 arrested in slaying on western Pa. walking trail

CLYMER, Pa. (AP) — State police in western Pennsylvania say two suspects have been arrested in the slaying of a man found shot to death on a walking trail. Authorities in……
storm damage

Storm causes damage

Trees and power lines fell victim to Tuesday's storms, especially in Kinsman. …
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Former Phantom Saad raises Stanley Cup

Brandon Saad became the first player in the Phantoms franchise's history to win the Stanley Cup when his Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 Monday night, taking the final series 4-2.…

Space capsule returns from mission to Chinese lab

BEIJING (AP) — A space capsule with three astronauts has safely landed on grasslands in northern China after a 15-day trip to the country’s prototype space station. The Shenzhou 10′s descent module landed by parachute in Inner Mongolia…

New allegations for arsonist in fatal Seattle fire

SEATTLE (AP) — The man who set a Seattle warehouse fire that killed four firefighters nearly two decades ago hatched a plan while in prison to steal the identities of people involved in his case so he could…

Suit between SF dailies claims predatory ad rates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Examiner has filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s dominant daily newspaper the San Francisco Chronicle slashed advertising prices to stifle competition. Attorneys for Examiner owner San Francisco Newspaper Company LLC…

Lawsuit filed against Monster for teen’s death

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A new lawsuit has been filed against Monster Beverage alleging that a teenager died last year from cardiac arrhythmia caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Alameda…

Jackson’s son, relatives to testify at trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s mother says the entertainer’s oldest son Prince will testify in the family’s negligence case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC. Attorney Brian Panish expects the 16-year-old to take the…

Obama talks to Karzai after Taliban attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday after the Taliban launched an attack outside Karzai’s presidential palace. The two leaders spoke by video conference after the early…

Okla. executes man in death of girlfriend’s mother

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend’s mother in 2001 was put to death in Oklahoma Tuesday, despite a recommendation by Oklahoma’s pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after…

Mansion once owned by Liberace for sale in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas mansion that once belonged to Liberace and ultimately landed in the hands of a bank is now listed for half a million dollars, cash-only. The nearly 14,939-square-foot mansion, built in 1962…

Anchorage considers bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s largest city began considering Tuesday whether to mount another bid for the Winter Olympics after narrowly losing efforts to host the 1992 and 1994 games. A 23-member exploratory committee, which includes four Alaska…

Documents sealed in death near Patriot TE’s home

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts court has sealed documents related to the killing of a semi-pro football player found dead a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Attleboro District Court officials said Tuesday…

Official praises British-US intelligence-sharing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior British official defended the country’s intelligence-sharing ties with the United States on Tuesday, as governments in both countries face criticism about snooping on citizens. In remarks prepared for a speech at the…

19 take part in Tube to Work Day on Boulder Creek

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A day before Colorado marks Bike to Work Day, some commuters in Boulder got their feet wet heading to work by inner tube. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/15CFpS3) 19 people went tubing down Boulder…