EU, Iran to consult on Tehran’s nuke program

VIENNA (AP) — The European Union says its senior diplomat will meet Iran’s top nuclear negotiator on May 15 as a follow-up to the last round of six-power negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program. That meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan,…

Israeli leader heads to China with economic agenda

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is heading to China next week for meetings with political and business leaders. Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Thursday that he will spend two days in Shanghai promoting economic cooperation and then two…
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Officers Attend Social Training

Officers with the Youngstown police department continued in-service training Thursday focused on understanding people who live in generational property. …
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Residents of Jim Thorpe mull options from lawsuit

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of Jim Thorpe are weighing their options in the aftermath of a judge’s ruling that could pave the way for the remains of the town&#……
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Army major, wife make bail in NJ child abuse case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Army major and his wife accused in New Jersey of abusing their three foster children are free on $250,000 bail each. John and Carolyn Jackson of Mount Holly appeared in federal court Thursday…

Daughter voices anger at mom found after 11 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman who surfaced 11 years after disappearing and leaving behind her young children is doing OK but “had a real traumatic time,” her mother said Thursday. Brenda Heist was released from police custody…
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Pot mags scrutinized in Colo.; may treat like porn

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana magazines are under scrutiny in Colorado, where lawmakers might require stores to put them behind the counter. The unusual provision to treat pot magazines like pornography faced a hurdle in the Senate Thursday. It…
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‘Iron Man 3′ grabs $21.5M in China opening day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iron Man has outgunned the entire Avengers crew in China. According to distributor Disney, Robert Downey Jr.’s solo sequel “Iron Man 3″ had a record opening in China with $21.5 million Thursday. That tops…

FDA reviewing whether anti-bacterial soap is safe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators are taking a look at the germ-killing ingredient that’s found in an estimated 75 percent of anti-bacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration wants…

States take action on immigration bills

State legislatures across the nation are taking up immigration laws, and many proposals were introduced or signed in conjunction with May Day immigrants’ rights rallies. The changes create a state-by-state patchwork, but the overall effect has emboldened activists…
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Upper Midwest schoolchildren get rare May snow day

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin are getting a rare May snow day after a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow on the Upper Midwest. Bobbi Howe’s two daughters had to stay home…
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Feds: NY bus company made drivers repair vehicles

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal safety officials have shut down a Niagara Falls, N.Y., tour bus company that they say required drivers to maintain and repair vehicles. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that an investigation…

Court: Reconsider Ohio inmate’s DNA test request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says a judge should reconsider an inmate’s request for new DNA testing on a cigarette butt from the scene of a double m……
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Official: Shiny dog bowl sparks Calif. house fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog. Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at Terry and Shay Weisbrich’s…
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Oil drilling technology leaps, clean energy lags

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade — just not the one we expected. By now, cars were supposed to be running on fuel made from plant waste or algae — or…

German co. ‘surprised’ by Bangladesh clothing find

BERLIN (AP) — A German clothing company says it is “surprised, shocked and appalled” after samples of its textiles were reportedly found in the remains of a Bangladesh garment factory that collapsed on the outskirts of Dhaka last…

US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged

NEW YORK (AP) — The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday. The trend was most pronounced among…

Report: Suicide rate up for middle-aged Ohioans

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new report shows that the suicide rate among middle-aged Ohio residents has risen by more than 41 percent. The Centers for Disease Control and Preve……
Braceville Spa Raided

Spa Manager Cops Plea

The manager of the Rose Spa in Braceville that police raided last month pleaded no contest to prostitution charges on Thursday. …