Matt Smith leaving lead role in BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’

LONDON (AP) — Who will be the new Who? The BBC says Matt Smith is stepping down from the lead role in long-running sci-fi series “Doctor Who,” spurring intense speculation about his replacement. The broadcaster said Sunday that…

Quakes kill 2 in Taiwan, injure 33 in Philippines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolted…

Hezbollah, Syrian rebels in worst clash in Lebanon

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Syrian government official says a car bomb has exploded in a suburb of the capital Damascus, killing three people and wounding several others. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the Sunday…

Quintuplets born in Czech Republic for 1st time

PRAGUE (AP) — A 23-year-old Czech woman has given birth to quintuplets for the first time in the Czech Republic. Officials at Prague’s Institute for the Care of Mother and Child say four boys — Deniel, Michael, Alex…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, June 02, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms will persist along a cold front that stretches from the Northeast, down the East Coast, and across the Southeast into Texas on Sunday. The low pressure system…

Report: Iran president has helicopter ‘incident’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official news agency says Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s helicopter experienced an unspecified “incident” while touring a rural area, but the Iranian president’s pilot landed the aircraft safely and the leader was unhurt. The report by…

Hagel tours new Navy combat vessel

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured the U.S. Navy’s new small combat ship, the USS Freedom, the first of a new class of littoral warships recently deployed to Asia. His visit to the ship on…

Saudi Arabia says 3 more die from new virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has reported that three more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 24. The Ministry of Health…

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…