Report: Too many teachers, too little quality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.…
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Scrappers drop season opener

The Scrappers dropped their 2013 season opener with a 5-0 setback to the Jamestown Jammers.…
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Local talent will influence Buckeyes in 2013

Urban Meyer made his first public appearance in the Valley on Monday night. The Buckeyes' boss revealed his high hopes for the fall and how some local talent will help the team reach some lofty goals. …

Obama: Difference between spying and hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing a distinction between China’s alleged intellectual property theft and what he calls “standard fare” spying on other countries. Obama says every country engages in intelligence gathering, which he called an…

NTSB stresses track safety after Conn. man’s death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an urgent safety recommendation after a railroad track foreman was struck and killed by a passenger train last month in Connecticut. The agency Monday urged the Metro-North…

NYC woman faces suspect in her dad’s 1986 killing

NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring New York City actress has finally faced down the suspect she helped police capture in connection with her father’s 1986 slaying. Joselyn Martinez watched in court as Justo Santos pleaded not guilty…
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Scrappers open new season

Athletes' host parents were thrilled as the minor league baseball team stepped up to the plate on Monday for its 15th season.…

White House threatens veto of anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is threatening to veto a measure being considered by House Republicans that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks. The legislation expected to pass the…

Tennis great Gene Mako dies in Calif. at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tennis great Gene Mako, who won four major doubles titles and was ranked in the world top 10 during the 1930s, has died in Southern California. He was 97 years old. The International Tennis…

Hossa hurt, Chicago and Boston tied 0-0 after 1st

BOSTON (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks suffered a key loss moments before a scoreless first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals when Marian Hossa was scratched from the lineup after being hit by a puck…
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Lodwick loses job at YPD

The Youngstown police officer accused of soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl has been fired.…

Chinese supercomputer named as world’s fastest

BEIJING (AP) — China has built the world’s fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous U.S. holder and underlining the country’s rise as a science and technology powerhouse. The semiannual TOP500 official listing of the world’s…

Thai Buddhist monks criticized for lavish behavior

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Buddhism body said it is monitoring monks nationwide for any inappropriate behavior after a video showed monks using luxurious personal items while flying on a private jet. The YouTube video showed one of the…

Jury convicts Arizona man in terrorism hoax

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury has convicted an Arizona man for sending his 16-year-old nephew into a busy intersection last summer with a fake grenade launcher. It took jurors two hours of deliberations Monday before finding 40-year-old filmmaker…

Driver arrested in death of soccer ball dribbler

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon say they have arrested the driver they say fatally struck a man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles from Seattle to Brazil for the World Cup. Scott Van Hiatt,…

CA man guilty of false report that led to shooting

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who made a 911 call that ended with Pasadena police fatally shooting a college student has pleaded guilty to making a false report. Oscar Carrillo was sentenced to 90 days in…
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Police seek ATM robber

Police said surveillance video shows a man using a shotgun loaded with deer slugs to shoot up an ATM machine in Niles. …

‘Curb’ actor Jeff Garlin won’t face charges in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors won’t be filing charges of vandalism against “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actor Jeff Garlin after he was accused of smashing a car window in a dispute over a parking space. Instead, the 51-year-old will…

Lawyer: Woman buried in Philly collapse lost legs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who survived nearly 13 hours in the rubble of a building collapse that killed six people in Philadelphia has lost both legs at the pelvis. The……