Michael Jackson show in Vegas more of a good thing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Michael Jackson spent his life breaking music industry records. Four years after his death, the pop star’s estate has delivered another first: Jackson is now the only person, place or thing to have inspired…

Analysis: Syria has limited response options

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian regime on Tuesday dispatched an obscure proxy, a Damascus-based Palestinian militant group, to threaten retaliation for two Israeli airstrikes over the weekend. The relatively tepid response to Israel’s breach of Syrian sovereignty highlighted…
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Jeweler Holds Musical Sale

The Youngstown Symphony and Thom Duma Jewelers have partnered to raise money for the symphony. …

Pessimism abounds at annual fiscal ‘summit’

WASHINGTON (AP) — On this, some of Washington’s highest-ranking budget players can agree: A “grand bargain” this year to close the nation’s chronic budget deficits seems like a long shot. That was the consensus at an annual Washington…

Syrian women giving birth in exile of refugee camp

ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) — In a tent hospital bed, a Syrian woman who was four months pregnant when she fled her country’s civil war cradles one of the newest residents of this dust-swept refugee camp: Her newborn son,…
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Phantoms Stock Up During Phase I of USHL Draft

With the most successful season in franchise history coming to an end over the weekend, the Youngstown Phantoms have shifted their focus toward 2013-14 and beyond starting Monday Night with Phase 1 of the USHL Draft.…
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Flavor Flav assault trial set for Sept. in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge has scheduled a September trial for entertainer Flavor Flav on felony charges he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend’s 17-year-old son with a butcher knife. A court spokeswoman says the…
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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,083

As of Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at least 2,083 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP…
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Trustees Get Racino Update

Penn National gaming officials on Tuesday updated Austintown trustees on the finalized plans for the $125 million Hollywood Mahoning Valley Racecourse off state Route 46.…
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Warren Buffett offers career advice online

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett encouraged young workers to find jobs they are passionate about as he offered career advice online Tuesday on a variety of topics. Buffett regularly takes time out of schedule to…

Argentina offers tax amnesty for undeclared cash

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Cristina Fernandez has ruled out any currency devaluation while she’s president of Argentina, and dismissed as election-year politics a brewing scandal over allegations of money laundering by businessmen close to her and her late…

US, Russia seek to revive peace plan for Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday argued the U.S. case to Russian President Vladimir Putin for Moscow to take a tougher stance on Syria at a time when Israel’s weekend air strikes against the…

Reports: Bieber fined for speeding in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Justin Bieber is used to fans snapping his photo. Dubai police say he also triggered some speed cameras while driving a white Lamborghini during his stop in the Gulf city. Dubai newspapers…
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Area Nurses Help Needy

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