YBI Mural

New Mural on Display

The artwork stretches from the Youngstown Business Incubator down to the Taft Technology Center on West Federal Street.…

Rounded pebbles on Mars reveal past flowing water

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fresh analysis by NASA’s Curiosity rover confirms a stream once ran through Gale Crater on Mars. During a pit stop last year, Curiosity came upon hundreds of smooth, round pebbles that look strikingly…

C-section OKed for pregnant woman in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s health minister says the government has given permission to induce labor for a woman denied the right to terminate a pregnancy that her lawyers argue is putting her life at…

Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to rebuild

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — As officials develop plans to rebuild a pair of Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by a deadly tornado, some parents aren’t so sure a new building should go up where seven students were killed. Moore…

Colorado prosecutors eager to get Holmes notebook

DENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes’ insanity plea has been postponed at least until Tuesday. Holmes was scheduled to appear in court Friday, but the judge delayed the hearing at the request of Holmes’ lawyers.…

Teixeira, Youkilis set to finish rehab Thursday

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and third baseman Kevin Youkilis will play their final rehab games Thursday night with the Double-A Trenton Thunder as they work their way back from injuries. Barring any setbacks,…

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Arkansas

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Storms are moving through Oklahoma and other parts of the central U.S., and forecasters say tornadoes are possible. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., warns there’s a moderate risk of severe weather over…

Navy going flame-resistant for sailors at sea

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Navy is phasing in flame-resistant clothing for every sailor who goes to sea. The decision announced Thursday follows testing last year by the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility in Natick, Mass., that…

US accused of withholding evidence in drug case

MIAMI (AP) — Two Colombians who were facing the prospect of spending the rest of their lives in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking will go home much sooner after prosecutors were accused of withholding evidence about payments…

Prosecutor discusses next steps for Arias case

PHOENIX (AP) — The top prosecutor in Phoenix said Thursday that he is confident an impartial jury can be seated to determine the punishment for Jodi Arias, and he is open to input from defense lawyers and the…

Agency failed to collect millions in cleanup fees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state agency in charge of environmental cleanup said it has set up a team to go after more than $185 million in costs from companies that were not billed or didn’t pay for…

Billy Joel surprises New York high school

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel is back in high school. The singer surprised an assembly full of students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, N.Y., on Thursday. Joel appeared with Tony Bennett, who…

Breitling new $1.2M sponsor of Reno Air Races

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the National Championship Air Races in Reno have reached a $1.2 million deal with the Swiss watchmaker Breitling to be the title sponsor of the 50th annual event this fall. The three-year…

Navy going flame-resistant for sailors at sea

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is phasing in flame-resistant clothing for every sailor who goes to sea. The decision announced Thursday follows testing last year by the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility in Natick, Mass., that…

Key findings from the AP-WE tv poll

An Associated Press-WE tv poll took a deep look at how Americans under age 50 feel about having children, single parents and changing family structures. THE CHANGING AMERICAN FAMILY -In the poll, 31 percent of all parents reported…

Average US household far from regaining its wealth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concludes. The typical household has regained…

AP Interview: Nigeria sees outside extremist help

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists who control portions of northeast Nigeria received anti-aircraft guns and other military-grade weaponry from outside sources, the nation’s top defense spokesman said Thursday, as soldiers continue to battle militants across the arid,…

US puts sanctions on top aide of Iran’s ayatollah

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has issued sanctions against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s deputy chief of staff and over 50 other Iranian government officials for alleged human rights abuses, while making it easier for Americans to export advanced communications…

US accused of withholding evidence in drug case

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have suffered a rare setback in a drug case involving two Colombian men amid accusations that evidence was withheld from the defense. Two Colombians were facing up to life in prison as their…

Floodwaters drop after Alaska river ice jam breaks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ice-clogged river in Alaska’s interior that submerged much of a remote town is flowing again and so far sparing another community along its path. Emergency responders say floodwaters are dropping Thursday in Galena…