Xi says world benefits from US-China relations

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) says he’s meeting with President Barack Obama to chart the future of China’s relationship with the U.S. Xi says the world has reaped huge benefits from the…

Obama hopes for ‘new model of cooperation’

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is welcoming Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the U.S. expressing hope that extended and informal talks will lead to a “new model of cooperation” between the two countries. Obama spoke…
Artists of the Rust Belt

Summer Festival Is Saturday

The Artists of the Rust Belt will hold its summer market from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the B & O Station in downtown Youngstown. …

Man who poisoned Auburn oaks set for release

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama fan who poisoned the oaks at Toomer’s Corner on the Auburn University campus is scheduled to be released on Monday. AL.com reported Friday evening (http://bit.ly/15Ut66k ) that Harvey Updyke Jr.…

Trial begins in NYC swimsuit designer death case

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements and testimony were presented Friday in the trial of Nicholas Brooks, a songwriter’s son who is charged with the 2010 murder of his swimsuit designer girlfriend in a New York City hotel…

Obama, Xi open California summit with handshake

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have opened two days of meetings with a handshake at a California retreat. Obama is welcoming Xi to a sprawling desert estate for…
downtown Columbiana

Columbiana Has Busy Main Street

Main Street only has four vacancies, and the Chamber of Commerce said two of the spots soon will be occupied. Business owners say a newly renovated downtown is adding to the allure, and so is the small-town feeling. …

State Dept hands over 97 pages of Benghazi info

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it has provided Congress with 97 pages of documents related to the September attack in Benghazi, Libya. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the documents deal with talking points used by…

Charges dismissed in airport pressure cooker case

DETROIT (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after a pressure cooker was found in his bag. Al Khawahir was arrested May 11 and charged with giving false statements to…

Ill. prosecutor criticized over concealed carry

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A state’s attorney who has decided to stop prosecuting Illinois’ last-in-the-nation ban on having guns in public said Friday a federal court’s scrapping of the prohibition empowers him to let citizens go ahead and…

NTSB: Train in Mo. collision had signal to stop

CHAFFEE, Mo. (AP) — Federal investigators say a Union Pacific freight train involved in a collision that collapsed a Missouri highway overpass had a signal to stop when the crash happened. The May 25 accident occurred when the…
Concussion bill amendment

Concussion Law Change Eyed

The Return to Play law went into effect for all youth and high school sporting activities on April 26 and requires doctors to sign off before players can return. However, a proposed amendment will allow chiropractors to sign off as well. …

Ohio man faces 329 charges in missing women case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of holding three women captive in his home for a decade has been indicted on 329 charges including kidnapping and rape, prosecutors said. A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned the indictment Friday…

IRS names new official as investigations continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has named a new official to help oversee the workers who process applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status. Until now that post has been held by Holly Paz. Her name has…

Oregon Senate passes bill on vaccination education

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill that is intended to persuade more Oregon parents to take their kids to doctors for shots and get over their mistrust of conventional medicine has taken a big step in the Legislature…

Mom gives birth in minivan in hospital driveway

CHICAGO (AP) — Melissa Jones almost made it. The suburban Chicago mom was heading to the hospital to give birth. She got as far as the hospital’s driveway, but her daughter just wasn’t going to wait any longer…

Environmentalists celebrate nuclear plant closing

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Environmentalists and nearby residents are hailing a decision by Southern California Edison to permanently shut down its troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. Two dozen community members hugged and wiped away tears on…

A tale of 2 employment surveys, at a glance

The U.S. economy added a solid 175,000 jobs in May, but the unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent. Why did the unemployment rate go up when employers added more jobs? Because the government does one…

Cheney to compete in annual Wyoming antelope hunt

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — Dick Cheney will be shooting for Wyoming in an antelope hunt that’s co-hosted by the governors of Colorado and Wyoming each year. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told KOVE-AM (http://bit.ly/ZWmcOH ) Friday that the former…