Israel to free conscientious objector

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has decided to release a young conscript who has spent the past six months in military prison for refusing to serve in the army due to his opposition to the occupation of…

EU seeks to abolish data roaming charges in Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says mobile phone network operators should be forced to end charging customers for data roaming when traveling across the 27-nation bloc. European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes told the European…

Boston bombing suspect is walking, mother says

MOSCOW (AP) — The father of a Chechen immigrant killed in Florida while being interrogated by the FBI about his ties to a Boston Marathon bombings suspect said Thursday that the U.S. agents killed his son “execution-style.” At…
Berlin Center Crash

Fatal Crash Victims Identified

The two men killed in a fiery crash Monday in Berlin Township were identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday.…

Signed contracts to buy US homes at 3-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase points to growth in home sales in the coming months. The National…

US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.81 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages jumped this week to their highest levels in a year, signaling slightly higher costs for homebuyers. But rates still remain low by historical standards. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said…

Defense: No motive for Illinois family’s slayings

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor has mocked a central Illinois man’s assertion that he killed a 14-year-old boy in self-defense after witnessing the teenager slaughter his own family. Mike Atterberry said in closing arguments Thursday that Christopher…

2 plead guilty in RI in $18M Navy kickback scheme

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The girlfriend of the admitted leader of a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy millions has pleaded guilty to theft of government property. Mary O’Rourke entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Mary…

Rights group calls Egypt draft NGO law restrictive

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Egypt’s draft law regulating non-governmental organizations would allow the government and its security agencies to restrict the funding and operation of independent groups. The statement released Thursday says the bill, currently…

5 bodies pulled from Calif. waterway after crash

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have pulled two more bodies from a Northern California waterway where an SUV crashed, bringing the number of deaths from the weekend wreck to five. The Record of Stockton reports (http://bit.ly/17yvvrg) the men’s…

UN court acquits 2 Serbs of Balkan war atrocities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. court on Thursday acquitted two former allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic of setting up and arming notorious Serb paramilitary gangs that committed atrocities in Bosnia and Croatia during the…

Neighbor sours on property sale to Vt. governor

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Soon after the successful real estate investor built his McMansion on a rural dirt road here outside Vermont’s capital, he began throwing his wealth around, striking a deal to bail out his neighbor…

Nigeria lawmakers pass anti-gay marriage bill

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Lawmakers in Nigeria passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved…

Turkey returns fire after shots fired from Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s military on Thursday returned fire after shots were fired at an armored personnel carrier from across the border with Syria. A military statement said a group of around three to five people from…

Best-selling author, outspoken Rev. Greeley dies

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Andrew Greeley, an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling author and longtime Chicago newspaper columnist who even criticized the hierarchy of his own church over the child sex abuse scandal, has died. He was…

Bear cub burned in Idaho fire returned to wild

MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — An orphaned black bear cub that suffered second-degree burns on its paws during an August 2012 fire in eastern Idaho has been returned to the wild, healthy and 70 pounds heavier. Officials with the…

French president’s wine auctioned to raise funds

PARIS (AP) — In headier times, some of these wines were served at dinner for French presidents and their guests — kings, queens, other heads of state. In today’s times of austerity, the Elysee Palace is selling off…
Kitten Killed in Warren

Kitten Beaten to Death

Warren police are looking for a man who beat his live-in girlfriend’s daughter’s 3-month-old kitten to death after an argument.…

Danny Glover joins protest in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hollywood actor Danny Glover has made an appearance at a union protest in downtown Johannesburg. Glover, also a labor rights activist, is in South Africa as part of a trade union delegation from the United…
Kayla Pennell

Mom Passes Out in Car

A Warren mother is facing charges for passing out early Thursday from drinking with her car running at a gas station while her two small children were inside the car.…