Start of Ruto ICC trial pushed back to Sept. 10

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges pushed back the start of the trial of Kenya’s deputy president Monday until Sept. 10 to give defense attorneys more time to prepare and recommended that it could be…

HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas’ comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus. The virus, HPV, is best known for causing cervical cancer. But experts say it also is…

Dunkin’ taking doughnut bacon sandwich national

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as fast-food chains tout their healthy offerings, they’re also coming up with fatty new treats to keep customers interested. Case in point: Dunkin’ Donuts is adding a doughnut breakfast sandwich to its national…

Conjoined twins with shared heart can’t be split

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Conjoined Palestinian twins with a shared heart and other vital organs returned home to the West Bank Monday after Israeli doctors determined they could not successfully separate them. The mother, Basma Breiwesh, arrived…

FBI: Violent crimes down in Philly, up nationwide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New data released by the FBI has found both violent and property crimes declined in Philadelphia last year, while violent offenses overall rose na……

Report: Finance Ministry key to Hitler’s agenda

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Finance Ministry has released the first part of an independent commission’s investigation into its Nazi past, showing civil servants played an important role in Hitler’s anti-Semitic agenda. The book released Monday, “Bureaucracy and Crimes”…

ICC judges delay confirming Gbagbo charges

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges have delayed a decision on whether to put former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on trial for alleged involvement in deadly post-election violence and told prosecutors to beef up…

Officials: Kerry returning to Mideast next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Mideast next week in another bid to revitalize peace hopes. The trip, Kerry’s fifth to Israel and the Palestinian territories since becoming America’s top…

A recap of the Oscar Pistorius case

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A recap of the key elements in the Oscar Pistorius case as the double-amputee Olympian returns to court Tuesday for a hearing ahead of his murder trial for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp…

US Supreme Court orders 6 death row cases reviewed

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent the cases of six Texas death row inmates, including one of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees, back to a lower court for reviews of whether attorneys…
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YSU College Changes Name

Youngstown State University renamed its College of Fine and Performing arts.…

Obama says Lautenberg improved Americans’ lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising Sen. Frank Lautenberg as a proud citizen of New Jersey who fought to keep America’s promise alive as a senator. Obama says in a statement that he and first lady…

Veterans advocates want Ohio to expand Medicaid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocates for Ohio’s veterans say expanding Medicaid in the state would make 26,000 Ohio veterans eligible for the health care program. T……

Administration voices concern over Turkish unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is very concerned about Turkey’s crackdown on protestors and is urging authorities to exercise restraint and all sides to refrain from violence. Kerry said Monday the…

Cincinnati president accepts Ohio State apology

CINCINNATI (AP) — The president of the University of Cincinnati says he has accepted the apology of Ohio State University’s president for comments OSU’……
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Local 4th Grade AAU Team Takes Title

This past weekend, the 4th Grade Boys Penn-Ohio Blue Storm Team won the Championship at the Chick-Fil-A Beat The Heat Classic AAU Tournament in Massillon, Ohio.…

Stocks mixed on Wall Street after late loss Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices are stabilizing on Wall Street on the first trading day of June, a sharp contrast to the plunge they took on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 60 points at…

Jordan: 304 national news websites blocked

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says it has blocked unlicensed news websites in a step toward regulating online media widely criticized by the government and readers for sensational reporting. By Monday, access to 304 domestic online sites was…

Energy chief: Safety essential at Tenn. nuke plant

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s new energy secretary says he’s taking steps to make sure that security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee isn’t compromised again. Ernest Moniz (moh-NEEZ’) made the Oak Ridge National…
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Gas Prices Up

The average gas price in Ohio has risen 17.2 cents per gallon during the past week.…