4 dead in shooting in Mexico City neighborhood

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four people died in a shooting in a tough Mexico City neighborhood that is home to the area’s biggest black market. District prosecutor Alberto Ramos said three were killed Thursday at the scene and…

Taiwan charges 2 in failed train, office bombings

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two men have been charged with planting cyanide-tainted bombs on a Taiwan high-speed train and at an office where the head of global electronics powerhouse Foxconn was scheduled to visit in April. The devices…

May US jobs report in spotlight at time of concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists are divided over what the Labor Department will report Friday about the nation’s May employment picture. Most predict job gains along the lines of April’s increase of 165,000, with an unemployment rate unchanged at…

May US jobs report in spotlight at time of concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s release Friday of the May jobs report comes at a time of anxiety over the U.S. economy and whether the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its extraordinary support. Economists expect another month…

Today in History

Today is Friday, June 7, the 158th day of 2013. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution…

Jonah Lehrer has deal for new book

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Lehrer, the best-selling author who has acknowledged using fake quotes and had two books pulled, has reached agreement on a new book. Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that it will publish a book…

Intelligence chief blasts NSA document leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence is trying to set the record straight after leaked documents revealed information about two top-secret intelligence-gathering programs. James Clapper says the disclosure of an Internet surveillance program is “reprehensible” and…
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Domestic Violence Rises

Three separate cases of domestic violence, two of which were fatal, illuminate the topic across the Valley.…
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Latest Murder Victim Identifed

Keil'n Thurston, 20, was shot about 10 p.m. Thursday on Kendis Circle on Youngstown's East Side and died while en route to the hospital. Police said it appeared Thurston and another victim, James Merchant, were ambushed.…

Obama sees ‘glimmers of functionality’ in DC

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s starting to see some functionality in Washington but he’s still not getting the cooperation he needs from Congress. Obama tells Democratic donors that Democrats don’t have a monopoly…

9 hurt in vehicle pileup on I-64 bridge in W.Va.

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Eight people have been hurt, two critically, after more than three dozen vehicles were involved in an early-evening pileup on an Interstate 64 bridge. Amy Shuler Goodwin, a spokeswoman for Gov. Earl Ray…

Alligator takes pit stop near Calif. intersection

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was suspicious. When he heard two women were spotted near a Lancaster, Calif., intersection, and one of them was holding an alligator, he didn’t buy it. “I’m thinking,…

American Indian graduate fined for wearing feather

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An American Indian student says she’s being fined $1,000 for wearing a feather on her mortarboard when she graduated from high school in south Alabama in late May. Chelsey Ramer tells WPMI-TV (http://bit.ly/14iZ0WA) that…

Tropical Storm Andrea pounds parts of Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic season hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged…
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Girl Donates to Boston Family

Brooklyn Mullenax, 10, of Bristolville, designed and sold a t-shirt, donating all proceeds to the Martin Richard fund. Martin, 8, was one of the people killed in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.…

Opening statements made in piracy, murder trial

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Defense attorneys for three Somalis charged with murdering four American yachters in a pirate hijacking said Thursday there’s no physical evidence proving their clients fired the shots that killed the Americans during a moment…

CEO testifies about emails on Jackson condition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts says he didn’t bring in a mental health professional for the singer despite two high-level workers on the tour suggesting it was necessary.…

Marines, sailor arrested in San Diego sweep

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities in San Diego say seven active-duty Marines, seven former Marines and a Navy sailor are among 50 people arrested in a law enforcement sweep that busted up crime rings allegedly dealing in illegal…