RI now 10th state to allow gay marriage

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ten U.S. states — including a long uninterrupted swath from New York to Maine — now allow gay and lesbian couples to marry now that gay marriage legislation has been signed into law in…

Newtown board to mull plans for Sandy Hook school

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown officials are meeting to debate what to do with the Sandy Hook Elementary School building, where 20 first-graders and six educators were gunned down in a December massacre. The Sandy Hook School Building…

Disabled Gaza baby lives in Israel hospital

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — In his short life, Palestinian toddler Mohammed al-Farra has known just one home: the yellow-painted children’s ward in Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital. Born in Gaza with a rare genetic disease, Mohammed’s hands and…

Hip-hop producer AraabMUZIK is shot, hospitalized

Abraham Orellana, the hip-hop producer known as AraabMUZIK, has been shot and is hospitalized. Orellana’s publicist said in a statement late Thursday that he is “currently alive and well” after being shot Wednesday night, noting he was in…

Boston Marathon suspect’s remains claimed

BOSTON (AP) — A funeral home has claimed the body of the 26-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died in a gunbattle with police. A spokesman for the Department of Public Safety says the remains of Tamerlan Tsarnaev…

April report to show whether weak hiring persisted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most analysts say the employment data due out Friday will show an uptick in job creation last month over March’s meager 88,000, but it won’t be a big increase. The data could be an indicator…

Indonesia says 2 arrested for Myanmar Embassy plot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s elite anti-terror squad seized five homemade bombs and arrested two suspected militants who allegedly planned to attack the Myanmar Embassy to protest that country’s treatment of Muslims, police said Friday. The two men…

Copying Warren Buffett harder for investors today

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Many investors want to copy Warren Buffett’s moves because he makes it sound simple and has accumulated billions in the process. But in recent years, copying Buffett has become harder because many of his…

Copying Warren Buffett harder for investors today

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett has a knack for explaining what he does in simple terms that sound easy to follow, and his ranking as one of the world’s richest men inspires many to copy his…

April report to show whether weak hiring persisted

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report Friday on April employment could show whether weak hiring in March marked a temporary lull or the fourth year in which a slumping economy has slowed job growth. Economists predict that the job…

B&N to add Google Play app store to its Nook HD

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble is teaming up with Google to vastly increase the number of apps available on its Nook HD tablets. The bookstore chain says it will add Google’s Play app store to its…

Today in History

Today is Friday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2013. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 3, 1973, Chicago’s 110-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) was topped out after…

Fla. lawmakers OK plan for Everglades restoration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have approved a new plan to help pay for Everglades restoration. The legislation was sent to Gov. Rick Scott on a 39-0 vote by the Senate on Thursday. It cleared the House…
Pirates President Frank Coonelly

Pirates President Coonelly in the Valley

If the success the Pirates had in the month of April is any indication of how the Buccos are going to finish, the 20-season losing streak will come to an end.…

Ala. teacher charged in Miss. girl’s kidnapping

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A high-school teacher from Alabama is accused of kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from school in Mississippi, sending a frightening text message to the child’s mother and paying to keep her overnight in a hotel.…
Black Educators Awards

Educators Honor Students

The Youngstown Area Alliance of Black Educators honored nearly 100 students Thursday evening at its 18th annual Student Recognition Banquet.…
DUCKS_KILLED

Man Charged in Duck Slaying

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly running over two ducks on purpose.…
YSU Golf

YSU’s Schwartz Retires

Roseann Schwartz has retired after a storied career as Youngstown State women's golf coach.…
Police chase and crash

Officer Dead After Chase

A Shenango Township police officer is dead after a suspect being chased crashed her car into a cruiser.…

Indonesia says 2 arrested for Myanmar Embassy plot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says its elite anti-terror squad seized five homemade bombs and arrested two militants who were planning to attack the Myanmar Embassy because of treatment of Muslims in that country. National Police spokesman Brig.…