SOCCER

Police: US soccer referee punched by player dies

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — Ricardo Portillo’s daughters had begged him to stop refereeing in a Hispanic soccer league because of the growing risk of violence from angry players. Now they’re faced with planning his funeral after he succumbed…
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Orthodox Easter Celebrated

Several gathered at St. John the Forerunner Church in Boardman for the celebration of the Greek Orthodox Easter.…
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Police Investigate Shooting

Youngstown police spent Sunday morning looking for two suspects involved in an SUV shooting on the city's South Side.…
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Park Celebrates Mother's Day

Just in time for Mother's Day, Boardman Park was the scene of the semi-formal Tea and fashion show.…

Frederic Franklin, British-born dancer, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — A British-born dancer who helped to popularize modern ballet in the United States and performed into his 90s has died. Frederic Franklin was 98. His lifelong partner, William Ausman, says Franklin died in Manhattan…

‘Orajel’ creator David Morris Kern dies at 103

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — David Morris Kern, the creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches and later mouth sores, has died, family members said Sunday. He was 103. Allan Kern, his son, said his father…
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As the Dow breaks 15,000, is it too late to buy?

NEW YORK (AP) — Are stocks worth buying now? With the Dow Jones industrial average breaking through 15,000, it’s natural to worry that stocks have gone up too far. But higher priced stocks aren’t necessarily overpriced. They may…

Fever hits thousands in parched West farm region

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought…
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Man shoots self while cleaning gun in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Colorado man accidentally shot himself while cleaning his handgun. Police say the man, whose name has not been released, was sitting in his vehicle in Colorado Springs when he…
OBAMA

Obama to launch series of trips on economic plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama’s trip to Austin, Texas, on Thursday will kick off a series of day trips aimed at highlighting his proposals on jobs and the economy. While in Texas, Obama…

Pittsburgh Marathon run amid tightened security

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings and with a contingent of runners unable to finish the Boston race. About three…

Trombone Shorty, Aaron Neville close Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For more than two decades, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has closed with a performance by the city’s own Neville Brothers. On Sunday, Aaron Neville will perform — scheduled to close a…

2 Ohio workers killed by crane

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say federal workplace safety inspectors will investigate an accident that killed two workers. The two men were kill……

Pittsburgh Marathon run amid tightened security

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings and with a con……

Ohio school’s alums sponsor prom after canceled

CINCINNATI (AP) — Students at a southwest Ohio high school have had a spring prom after all. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/124FmPW ) that some 200 Wi……

Gasoline prices at US pumps up a penny over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has gone up one penny over the past two weeks. It is the first increase after eight straight weeks of decline. The Lundberg Survey of…

Casino bosses transform Sin City into Club City

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To step into club XS at the Wynn Las Vegas is to enter the dreamscape of a modern artist with fetishes for gold and bronze and bodies in motion. A golden-plated frieze made from…