Coroner sued in Ohio suspect’s bridge death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed in the 2011 death of a handcuffed burglary suspect who authorities say jumped from an Ohio bridge after escaping police by br……

United flight diverted to Phoenix for strange odor

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a United Airlines flight from Houston to Los Angeles has been diverted to Phoenix after a strange odor was reported on board. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and Phoenix Sky Harbor International…

Woman kills boyfriend with shoe after night at bar

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a Houston woman was at a bar with her boyfriend when another man offered her a drink, causing an argument that escalated into her fatally beating her boyfriend with a stiletto high-heel shoe.…

Wyoming police respond to call about exorcism

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities in central Wyoming say they received a 911 call reporting that a woman involved in an exorcism had stopped breathing and had gone into cardiac arrest. But when Fremont County sheriff’s deputies arrived,…

Arizona Republicans advance budget, Medicaid plan

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature is on track to pull an all-nighter and work into Thursday to finish a state budget and approve Medicaid expansion despite outrage from conservative Republicans who have been cut out of the…

US Surgeon General to step down

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says she plans to step down next month after four years as “America’s doctor.” In an email to staff Wednesday, Benjamin said she will remain involved in public health. As…

State-by-state look at Iowa to Mid-Atlantic storm

Massive thunderstorms began moving into the Midwest on Wednesday. Meteorologists warn that the line of storms could launch a weather event called a derecho, which is a straight-line wind storm spanning at least 240 miles. Here’s a snapshot…

Police: 10-year-old behind wheel of SUV in La.

KENNER, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a call about an SUV being driven recklessly on Interstate 10 led them to pull over a 10-year-old boy who was driving. A Kenner police news release says the boy’s…

2 central Pa. plants close, affecting almost 150

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania official has confirmed that two factories have abruptly closed down, leaving almost 150 workers without jobs. Mike Flan……

NSA leaker mysterious despite hours of interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who told the world about the U.S. government’s gigantic data grab also talks a lot about himself. Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: fresh-faced computer whiz, high…

House passes bill that would exempt foreign trades

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday that would exempt the trading of derivatives from federal oversight if it occurs outside the United States. A bipartisan group of lawmakers supported the carve-out on a 301-124 vote.…

Idaho farmers sue Monsanto over GMO wheat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in Idaho have filed a potentially class action lawsuit against seed giant Monsanto after genetically engineered wheat was found in an eastern Oregon field. The farmers, represented by a Boise law firm, filed…
Business expansion

Businesses Expand

Vallourec Star's decision to expand business in Youngstown may have helped kick-start other business investments in the Valley. …
Randy and Rhonda Dunn

YSU, Dunn Reach Deal

Randy Dunn has been given a three-year contract as the new president of Youngstown State University. …

US concern over jailing of China Nobel’s in-law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is voicing deep concern over the jailing of a brother-in-law of imprisoned Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiabao and urging fair treatment for the Nobel laureate’s family. The in-law, Liu Hui, was found guilty…

Appeal denied in eastern Pa. triple murder

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A higher court has rejected a New Jersey man’s appeal of his conviction in the gangland-style executions of three eastern Pennsylvania resid……

CEO of bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland to leave

LONDON (AP) — Bailed-out U.K. lender Royal Bank of Scotland said Wednesday that Stephen Hester will step down as chief executive later this year — a move that creates some uncertainty as the bank prepares to return to…

CIA deputy director Michael Morell retires

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who managed the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus over an extramarital affair and defended the agency’s performance over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, retired…

High court denies stay for Fla. death row author

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution Wednesday for a Florida man who, in an attempt to free a prisoner, orchestrated a prison van ambush in 1987 that left a guard dead.…