Quotations of the day

.”I can absolutely promise you that when these kinds of things happen, we’re going to have copycats. We expect them. We prepare for them. And we catch them.” — Murray Cohen, founder of the Atlanta-based Frontline Foundation, on…

Protesters swarm Istanbul square after clashes

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have let off tear gas and pressurized water against groups of protesters trying to reach a main Istanbul square for a second day of anti-government demonstrations. The protest grew out of anger at…

Look at Iran’s voters and election process

A look at Iran’s voters, presidents and election procedures: SIZE: There are more than 50 million eligible voters in a population of about 76 million. About a third of the voters are under 30 — born after the…

Brash Iran campaign stirs echoes of Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have seen it before: A youngish presidential candidate firing up crowds with fist-waving rants against the West, then displaying his Islamist bona fides with courtesy calls to hard-line clerics. Saeed Jalili, familiar to…

Pakistan’s Sharif denounces recent US drone strike

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s incoming prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has expressed “deep disappointment” over a recent U.S. drone strike that the Pakistani Taliban said killed their No. 2 leader. A statement late Friday by Sharif’s soon-to-be ruling party…

Pakistan’s new lawmakers sworn in, face many tests

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Newly elected members of Pakistan’s National Assembly are preparing to be sworn in, officially marking the first transition of power between democratically elected governments in the 66-year history of the country. Dressed in their finest…

SKorea’s gay film maker in news over wedding plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first time a South Korean celebrity announced he was gay, in 2000, the reaction was quick and without empathy. Popular actor and entertainer Hong Suk-chon was banished from television and radio programs…

Weather Channel meteorologist injured in tornado

NEW YORK (AP) — A meteorologist from The Weather Channel is nursing minor injuries after the “tornado hunt” car in which he was riding was thrown some 200 yards by a tornado in Oklahoma. The SUV that Mike…

Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2013. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave…
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Brawl Erupts Over Punch

A brawl that started over spilled punch at a kindergarten graduation ceremony Friday resulted in the arrest of eight people, authorities said.…
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Gee Warned Against Remarks

Trustees warned Gordon Gee that comments or actions he makes detracting from Ohio State's core values are not productive and are unacceptable, according to a copy of the March 11 letter obtained Friday by The Associated Press.…
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No Verdict in Teacher Case

The jury hearing Christa Dias' federal lawsuit against the archdiocese and two of its schools deliberated throughout the afternoon before breaking for the weekend and was set to resume deliberations Monday.…
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Contract Ends CARTS Strike

The four-year deal offers a 30 cents an hour increase the first year and 25 cents the next three years, for a total of $1.05 over the life of the contract. …

Ex-NBA guard Blaylock injured in crash; 1 killed

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police say former NBA All-Star guard Daron “Mookie” Blaylock is on life support and one woman is dead after a car crash in suburban Atlanta. Clayton County police spokesman Clarence Cox says Blaylock was…

Paul: GOP needs to become a ‘bigger’ party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says Republicans can win in heavily Democratic states like California by appealing to a more diverse group of voters and people who don’t always agree on every issue. Paul said in…
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City Honors Black Firefighter

Youngstown's Association of Black Professional Firefighers honored their first black firefighter as a trailblazer on Friday night.…
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Warren Crash Injures Two

A father and son from Warren were critically injured in a crash Friday evening in Warren Township after their pickup hit a utility pole. …

Ill. passes nation’s toughest fracking regulations

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers approved a measure Friday to create the nation’s strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling, hoping to kick-start an industry that supporters say could generate thousands of jobs in economically depressed…
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Pa. Casino Races Forward

Penn National Gaming, along with Endeka Entertainment, announced they have submitted a proposal to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for a $225 million racing facility and casino in Mahoning Township, Pa.…