Bombing connected to election kill 18 in Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — A government official says the death toll from a Taliban bombing of a political rally held by an Islamist party in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 25. The number of deaths from Monday’s bombing…

Search drags on for burial spot for bomb suspect

BOSTON (AP) — Despite more than 100 offers, a Massachusetts funeral director is striking out in his search for a burial location for the body of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gun battle…

Disabled couple seek life together in group home

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) — With the beaming smiles of newlyweds, Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels hold hands, exchange adoring glances and complete each other’s sentences. Their first wedding dance, he recalls, was to the song “Unchained …”…

Philippine volcano spews rocks, killing 5 climbers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes rumbled to life Tuesday, spewing room-sized rocks toward nearly 30 surprised climbers, killing five and injuring others that had to be fetched with rescue helicopters and rope.…

Transcript of long-missing woman’s 911 call

A transcript of the 911 call placed Monday by a woman missing since 2003, when she was 16. (unintelligible) Caller: Help me. I’m Amanda Berry. Dispatcher: You need police, fire, ambulance? Caller: I need police. Dispatcher: OK, and…

Pakistan’s minorities have no faith in democracy

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — In majority Muslim Pakistan, religious minorities say democracy is killing them. Intolerance has been on the rise for the past five years under Pakistan’s democratically elected government because of the growing violence of Islamic…

Depeche Mode, Cure, Muse top ACL Fest lineup

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse — this year’s expanded Austin City Limits Festival will feature something of a European invasion with five of eight headliners at least partially coming from across the Atlantic Ocean.…

Iran’s presidential race gets underway

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has started registering candidates for next month’s presidential election that will pick a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The hard-line Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog that supervises the elections, will vet the applicants…

Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales. The tune up announced Tuesday won’t…

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, May 7, the 127th day of 2013. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1763, Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa Indians, attempted to lead a sneak attack…

‘Girls Gone Wild’ founder convicted of assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and false imprisonment stemming from a dispute after a 2009 night out in Hollywood. The Los Angeles city attorney’s office…

Calif. objects to moving inmates because of fungus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It is premature to move more than 3,000 inmates out of two state prisons until more is known about an airborne fungus that is being blamed for nearly three-dozen inmate deaths and hundreds of…
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Missing Women Found

Three women who went missing about a decade ago were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown Cleveland and a man was arrested.…
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Candidate Visits YSU

A candidate to fill the opening Youngstown State University president position spent Monday on YSU's campus.…
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Shield Nets Drugs, Arrests

Several police agencies in Trumbull County partnered with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to conduct a two-day “Shield Detail” to address traffic and criminal violations and apprehend felons.…