Second Harvest Food Bank

Area Nurses Help Needy

Nurses with the Ohio Nurses Association District 3 spent the day volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Youngstown. …
Credit-Cards

US consumers cut back on credit card use in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back on using their credit cards in March, suggesting many were reluctant to take on high-interest debt to make purchases. The Federal Reserve says consumer borrowing rose just $8 billion in March from…

Miss. Supreme Court blocks scheduled execution

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has indefinitely delayed Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution of an inmate convicted of the 1992 slayings of two college students. Willie Jerome Manning had been set to die by injection shortly…

Ex-Pa. Justice Melvin gets house arrest, probation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin avoided prison time Tuesday for her campaign corruption conviction but was ordered to send a letter of apology to every judge in the state because she abused…

Expert: Jackson doctor unqualified in many areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An expert cardiologist says Michael Jackson’s doctor did not have the proper training to treat the singer for insomnia or any drug addictions. Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter told a jury hearing a negligent hiring case…

Labor official blamed for Job Corps problems quits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Labor Department official who took the blame for budgeting mistakes and cost overruns at the federal Job Corps program has resigned. Jane Oates says in an email to employees that she is leaving…

After 43 years, Arkansas wants fugitive back

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Lester Stiggers has been a wanted man for 43 years, but he hasn’t been hiding. He lives in a one-bedroom apartment, window blinds partly closed, along a busy road in a Detroit suburb. He…
Jerry McCarthy

Officer Procession Set

A funeral procession was set for Shenango Township officer Jerry McCarthy, who was killed Thursday during a police chase. …

Judge asks enviros for ideas to punish gas company

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Apparently frustrated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down an $18 million penalty for a Texas natural gas firm, a federal judge is taking the unusual step of asking the environmental community…

A look at the charges in Jodi Arias’ murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury of eight men and four women is deliberating Jodi Arias’ fate. Jurors have several options as they consider four months of testimony and evidence in the case: — FIRST-DEGREE MURDER: If jurors believe…
Obama-Syria

Obama: No easy answers on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says there are no easy answers to resolving the civil war in Syria and says he doesn’t make decisions based on perceptions. The Obama administration has been seeking further evidence about claims…
shooting

Reports show gun homicides down since 1990s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their 1993, a pair of reports released Tuesday showed, adding fuel to Congress’ battle over whether to tighten restrictions on firearms. A study released Tuesday…

Alaska moose head donated to Navy warship

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man has donated a trophy moose head and antlers to the Navy’s newest warship. Lex Patten told the Anchorage Daily News (http://is.gd/Xb7yAJ ) that his gift to the USS Anchorage pays tribute…

Wet spring brings troubling start to corn planting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Farmers in the nation’s breadbasket who only recently were praying for an end to a withering drought are now pining for enough sunshine and heat to dry their muddy fields in time to plant…

Encroaching sea already a threat in Caribbean

TELESCOPE, Grenada (AP) — Rising sea levels are threatening tens of thousands of people living near the coastline in the Caribbean, especially in southern island of Grenada. The old coastal road in the fishing village of Telescope sits…
PANDA

PANDA Program Participants Honored

A local school program that helps kids stay out of trouble celebrated their success on Tuesday with a special breakfast.…
The-Following

Television viewers make their choice of killers

NEW YORK (AP) — The television audience appears to have made its choice of serial killers. Joe Carroll of Fox’s “The Following” seems more intriguing than Hannibal Lecter on NBC. Last week’s Nielsen ratings make that clear. Fox’s…

Elon Musks’ SpaceX signs lease at NM spaceport

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another space industry heavyweight has signed onto New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that Elon Musks’ Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has agreed to a three-year lease to do testing of…

Lawyers: Tenn. nuclear plant break-in was symbolic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers for an 83-year-old nun and two fellow nuclear protesters are calling their intrusion into a nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge in July a symbolic act featuring “Biblical graffiti.” Meanwhile, federal prosecutors say…