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.…

Video shows Witherspoon getting irate amid arrest

ATLANTA (AP) — The website TMZ has posted videos from a police dashboard camera of actress Reese Witherspoon’s arrest in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge on the night of April 19. Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth,…

Anti-gun groups focus on Pryor with ads, visit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As one of five Democrats who opposed expanding background checks for firearm sales, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is facing pressure from gun control groups who are urging him to rethink a…

Till family calls for meeting with Lil Wayne

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of Emmett Till says a letter from Lil Wayne fell short of an apology for his crude reference to the civil rights martyr, and they want a meeting with the rapper and…

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dies at 49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, has died. He was 49. Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said Hanneman died Thursday morning of liver failure at…

Review: ‘Maisie’ tasteful with strong performances

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken-family melodrama with a minimum of histrionics, Scott McGehee’s and David Siegel’s “What Maisie Knew” begins from scenes that will be familiar to most viewers who’ve witnessed a custody battle. Things get pretty…
Springfield baseball

Springfield Starts Fast in Win

Hunter Snyder drove in a pair of runs with two doubles as Springfield topped Jackson-Milton on Thursday.…

Utah soccer referee in coma from player’s punch

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Doctors say a Utah soccer referee remains in a coma after being punched by a teenage player unhappy with one of his calls, and his family says their only hope is for a…

Pa. man charged in wife’s pickaxe killing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators say a Pittsburgh man killed his wife with a pickaxe after the couple had an argument. Sixty-two-year-old Bruce Cook was charged Thurs……