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Fire destroys house

Youngstown firefighters worked to control a house fire early Tuesday morning on the city's South Side.…

Man gets 23 years to life in Ohio slaying

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 23 years to life in prison after he admitted fatally shooting a contractor while trying to rob a rented barn in rural in ce……

Turkey’s ‘standing man’ launches new protest wave

ISTANBUL (AP) — After weeks of sometimes violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent. The first such protest was carried out late Monday by performance artist Erdem Gunduz,…

Iran’s president meets newly elected successor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has met his newly elected successor Hasan Rowhani. A Tuesday report by the official IRNA news agency said Ahmadinejad congratulated Rowhani for his Friday victory in the election. The…

Biden reporting progress on gun executive actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama’s initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws. Vice President Joe…

Utah church shooter charged with attempted murder

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — It was a quiet part of the Father’s Day Mass as about 300 people stood up in preparation for communion. A parishioner, known by many at the church as Ricky Jennings, entered through the…

Parents awarded $1.72M in death of 2-year-old girl

READING, Pa. (AP) — A jury in Berks County has awarded a couple $1.72 million in a malpractice case involving their 2-year-old daughter who died after contracting bact……

Jury awards $3.6M to Ohio woman in church assault

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A jury in central Ohio has ruled that a church should pay $3.6 million to a woman who was sexually assaulted by a former pastor when she was a teenager……

With Samsung, Jay-Z’s business continues to boom

NEW YORK (AP) — He really is more than a businessman. Jay-Z’s partnership with Samsung for his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote…

Fire breaks out at titanium plant in eastern Pa.

MORGANTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Fire officials say a titanium-manufacturing plant in eastern Pennsylvania had to be evacuated after a fire broke out and sent huge plumes of smo……

Zimbabwe ‘Cattle Bank’ takes deposits that moo

MARONDERA, Zimbabwe (AP) — William Mukurazita’s deposit at the bank has four legs and moos. Zimbabwe’s first “Cattle Bank” has just opened its books in a unique kind of banking where owners bring in their animals as collateral…

Islamists drive 19,000 farmers from north Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Officials say Islamic militants have driven 19,000 rice farmers from northeast Nigeria while a military crackdown is preventing thousands more from working their fields. Agriculture commissioner Usman Zannah in Borno state warns food shortages…

Crews searching for missing boater in eastern Pa.

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) — Fire and rescue crews are still searching for a kayaker who went missing on the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. The boate……

6 killed in Mozambique clashes

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Media in Mozambique say at least five government troops were killed and two others were wounded in fighting with alleged members of an opposition group. State radio and television say the clashes happened Monday…

Report: Slowdown in health care costs to continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America’s slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause. A report Tuesday from accounting and…

Price forecasts suggests tame inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government reports the consumer price index this morning and a survey of economists say they expect the good news will be that inflation is still not much of a factor in the economy. Economists…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather continues for parts of the East and South on Tuesday as a cold front dropping southeastward across the Midwest reinforces another frontal boundary extending from the…

Especially grim encephalitis toll feared in India

GORAKHPUR, India (AP) — A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season, with officials worried it could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade. Encephalitis…

Hungary indicts Nazi-era suspect for war crimes

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors say they have indicted a 98-year-old former police officer for abusing Jews and assisting in their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II. Laszlo Csatary, who has denied the charges,…

Syrian warplanes strike rebel posts in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say warplanes have hit rebel positions near a contested military air base in the northern province of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that fighter jets struck near the Kweiras…