Thousands evacuated as crews fight Calif. wildfire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighting teams in California and New Mexico are battling early season wildfires that have blackened thousands of acres and threatened homes and building, spurring numerous evacuations. Residents of more than 1,000 homes were ordered…

Erdogan rejects ‘dictator’ claims

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protests in Istanbul and several other Turkish cities appear to have subsided, after days of fierce clashes following a police crackdown on a peaceful gathering. The private Dogan news agency says on Sunday a…
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Damaging storms moving through east, south

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A violent weather system that claimed 12 lives in Oklahoma and Arkansas amid tornadoes and flash floods gave way to clearing skies as the storms trekked toward the East Coast on Sunday. A tornado…

Iran police detain aides of presidential candidate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An exile-based Iranian opposition website reports that authorities have arrested at least seven people who attended a campaign meeting for a centrist presidential candidate. The Sunday report by Kaleme.com says police made…

AP source: Bruno Mars’ mother dies at age 55

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of Grammy-winning pop star Bruno Mars has died in Hawaii. Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, according to a publicist for Mars’ label, Atlantic Records, who spoke to The Associated…

10 ways ‘All in the Family’ tested Edith

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edith Bunker had to deal with her trying husband Archie and more. Here are challenges that faced the “All in the Family” character played by Jean Stapleton, who made the most of these series…
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Family Thanks Community

The family of Jon Schoenike, the Springfield Township man who went missing back on May 17, gives thanks to the community for their support.…
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Crews Respond to Fire

Youngstown fire crews responded to a fire at a vacant structure near the YSU campus.…

3 slain Ohio students remembered at graduation

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) was among those remembering three 2013 class members killed in a teenage gunman’s rampage on the day the……

3-day-old harbor seal pup rescued on Long Island

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A 3-day-old harbor seal pup has been rescued on New York’s Long Island and taken to a marine mammal hospital. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation says it received several calls about…

Today in History

Today is Sunday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2013. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey,…
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Weather service says 5 tornadoes in OKC metro area

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says there were five tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City metro area — including one that officials say killed at least nine people. Meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz with the weather service…

SW Ohio man loses footing on riverbank, drowns

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Hamilton County sheriff says a 47-year-old man drowned early Saturday after apparently losing his footing on a steep river bank. Emergency resp……
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Shoppers Find Bargains

A trunk sale was held at the Canfield Fairgrounds on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Junior Fair Board.…
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New Orleans parade marred by gunfire stages re-do

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers of a parade interrupted by a shooting spree in New Orleans on Mother’s Day are finishing what they started. The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/18HgTVY ) the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club…
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Bass Anglers Take to Lakes

Fifty teams of professional and amateur bass anglers competed in the the 14th annual Muransky Companies Bass Classic in Poland.…
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Volunteers Help Beautify City

As Streetscape 2013 kicked off, volunteers from across the city participated in an effort to help beautify and landscape certain areas throughout downtown Youngstown.…

Jean Stapleton, TV’s Edith Bunker, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy “All in the Family,” has died. She was 90. John Putch says Saturday that his mother died Friday of natural causes at…

HHS chiefs seeks review of lung transplant policy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is calling for a review of policies affecting patients needing lung transplants as a 10-……