Pittsburgh police recruit panels prompt concern

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that panels to evaluate Pittsburgh police recruits include one officer who is under internal investigation over holding a……
Warren drug indictments

Drug Ring Pleads Guilty

A supplier in one of the drug rings investigated during a massive sweep of Trumbull County crime by law enforcement authorities at every level has pleaded guilty.…

Report: 73 Syrian officers, families cross border

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says 73 Syrian military officers — including seven generals and 20 colonels — have crossed the border with their families “seeking refuge” in Turkey. The Anadolu Agency said Friday that…

FIFA rules male players can wear turbans

FIFA has ruled male head covers are acceptable to wear during matches, a decision that goes against the ban on turbans imposed by the sport’s provincial governing body in Quebec. Soccer’s world governing body says male players can…

UN climate talks marred by decision-making spat

BONN, Germany (AP) — U.N. climate talks have hit a stumbling block that some delegates say poses a serious challenge to their already slow-moving attempt to craft a global response to climate change. As the latest negotiation session…

New regional bank aims to grow Appalachian economy

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Non-traditional lenders across Appalachia are getting a big boost when it comes to finding money for small businesses often considered not quite bankable. The Appalachian Regional Commission is announcing the formation Friday of a…
Pennex Aluminum

New Aluminum Plant Opens

Update A new aluminum plant opened Friday in Greenville, which officials said has created 22 jobs. …

Emergency manager: Detroit won’t pay $2.5B it owes

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is defaulting on about $2.5 billion of debt. Kevyn Orr said Friday that Detroit is asking creditors to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what they’re…
State Highway Patrol

Patrol Sets Driving Blitz

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and four other state police agencies will conduct a distracted driving enforcement blitz next week.…

Bookies describe threats by Bulger and his gang

BOSTON (AP) — A bookmaker is testifying that he and other bookies were forced to pay James “Whitey” Bulger and his gang to stay in business and if they didn’t, they were told they could “wind up in…

E. Idaho school slows move to drop Redskins mascot

DRIGGS, Idaho (AP) — The top administrator at an eastern Idaho high school is standing behind his decision to drop the school’s Redskins nickname, but is putting on hold plans to remove signs and logos from the school.…

CBS: Someone tampered with reporter’s computer

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News says private investigators found that Washington reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was tampered with multiple times last year. The network said Friday that an intruder, working remotely using Attkisson’s accounts, executed commands involving…

Billy Ray Cyrus, wife of 19 years, getting divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Ray Cyrus’ wife has filed for divorce from the country singer after 19 years of marriage. Court records show Tish Finley Cyrus filed Thursday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. She’s seeking custody…
Harry Schurr

Consol Urges Patience on Shale

The Columbiana County Chamber hosted a meeting on Friday for businesses and contractors looking to cash in on the Utica Shale play.…

Charlie Trotter accused of selling bogus $46K wine

CHICAGO (AP) — Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter is being sued by two New York wine collectors who say he sold them a bottle of wine for more than $46,000 that wasn’t what it said on the label. The…

Lawmakers seek credit monitoring for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers has asked the Veterans Affairs Department to offer credit monitoring to veterans and dependents in its computer records. That’s because of data theft that could include personal information such as…

US stocks move lower at the end of a volatile week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are turning lower in midday trading on Wall Street at the end of a volatile week. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 67 points, or 0.5 percent, at 15,106 as of noon…

US envoy: Nations should ‘close ranks’ on NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says the only way to get a nuclear North Korea to disarm is for nations to “close ranks” and demand it. That’s from the U.S. envoy on North Korea, Glyn Davies. Davies said…