Signature campaign on Egypt’s streets tests Morsi

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of volunteers are hitting the pavement around Egypt, on streets, in metro stations, even in hospitals, passing out black-and-white forms to whoever will take them. The goal: To collect millions of signatures on a…

Education bill rewrite would protect gay students

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protections for gay and lesbian students are included in the proposed rewrite of the nation’s massive education law. Senate Democrats on Tuesday released a 1,150-page revision of the law governing the nation’s elementary and secondary…

Mourners gather for funeral of NJ Sen. Lautenberg

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s nearly three decades in office and the causes he championed will be remembered at a funeral service in New York. The service is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Park…

‘Iconic’ Ohio St. president retires after remarks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State President Gordon Gee is being praised as a leader who reshaped the university after he was rehired in 2007 following an earlier stint as president in the 1990s. University trustee chairman Robert…

Retiring Ohio State president cites age, family

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retiring Ohio State President Gordon Gee (GHEE’) is offering more explanations for stepping down, citing everything from his age to a des……

FBI raids office of Calif. state lawmaker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The FBI searched the offices of a California state senator and the Legislature’s Latino caucus on Tuesday but would not disclose the reason for the investigation. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI office…

New Pakistan PM vows better economy, end to drones

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s parliament is poised to elect Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, completing the first transition of power between two democratically elected civilian governments in the nearly 66-year history of this coup-prone country. The National Assembly…

Civil rights leader Will Campbell dead at age 88

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Rev. Will Campbell, a white minister who drew acclaim for his involvement in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of 88. John Egerton, a close friend of Campbell’s for nearly…

Syria army deals severe blow to rebels in key town

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian State TV is reporting that President Bashar Assad’s army is now in full control of the embattled border town of Qusair, where fighting raged with rebels for nearly three weeks. The state TV said…

Former civil rights activist wins Miss. mayor race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi attorney and one-time civil rights activist who was involved in a black nationalist group decades ago has been elected mayor of Jackson, the state capital. The Clarion-Ledger reported late Tuesday that Jackson…

Detectives seek 2nd truck from bridge collapse

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Patrol detectives are looking for a second commercial truck believed to have been on the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River when a section of that bridge collapsed May 23,…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 156th day of 2013. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1963, Britain’s Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigned after acknowledging an…
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Woman Arrested in Stabbing

A Boardman woman told police she fatally stabbed her boyfriend after she caught him in bed with a neighbor.…

Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A judge accepted James Holmes’ long-awaited plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday and ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation — an examination that could be a decisive factor in whether…
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Grow Youngstown Starts New Season

Locally grown fruits and vegetables are once again available at five different sites in Trumbull and Mahoning counties through Grow Youngstown. …
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Board Discusses Hathorn's Fate

The Youngstown School Board held a public hearing to discuss the possibility of superintendent Connie Hathorn's retirement and rehiring. …

Atlantic City, NJ, mayor, gov’s foe, wins Dem nod

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A frequent foe of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who’s seeking another term as mayor of Atlantic City has won a primary election against two fellow Democrats, including a county official his party…

Protester interrupts Michelle Obama at fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has threatened to leave a nighttime fundraiser unless a protester quit interrupting her speech. Mrs. Obama was speaking Tuesday evening at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington. According to a…

Pa. school graduation won’t use transgender name

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania school district has refused to allow a transgender student’s male name to be announced during his graduation ceremony later this week. Eighteen-year-old Isaak Wolfe had asked the Red Lion Area…