O’Malley signs Md. death penalty repeal

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has become the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line to abolish the death penalty in more than 50 years. Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the measure at a crowded ceremony on Thursday.…

Pletcher chasing Lukas’ standard at Ky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It’s easy to figure out where Todd Pletcher got the idea to enter five horses in this year’s Kentucky Derby. He used to work for D. Wayne Lukas. For the longest time, Lukas was…

Ex-Montana governor gets seat on Stillwater board

NYE, Mont. (AP) — Shareholders of Montana’s largest public company on Thursday elected former Gov. Brian Schweitzer and three other dissident investors to Stillwater Mining Co.’s board of directors after alleging mismanagement by the current board. But the…

Sotomayor cites Boston on perils of profiling

DENVER (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings shows how difficult and sensitive the issue of racial profiling can be. Speaking with young students in Denver, Sotomayor noted that…

Steven Spielberg to direct ‘American Sniper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has his sights set on his next project, a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. A spokeswoman for DreamWorks Studios says the filmmaker will direct Bradley Cooper in an adaptation…

Kutcher’s company settles suit against CA DMV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashton Kutcher’s production company has settled a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles over a planned reality series focusing on the agency’s offices. Court records in Los Angeles show Kutcher’s production company…

Pa. man steals $545K from beer distributor

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to stealing $545,000 from a beer distributor. The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/10vvuuo ) reports th……

Hanabusa announces US Senate run in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii says she plans to run against fellow Democrat and incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in 2014, setting up a primary battle between two of the state’s four federal lawmakers.…

Ohio rape case grand jury adjourns for 3 weeks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two teenage girls have been sentenced to probation after guilty pleas in the case of threatening tweets sent after a guilty verdict in a high-profile Ohio rape case. The tweets sent in March had…

Ex-FLDS leader set to be paroled from Texas prison

HOUSTON (AP) — A former polygamist leader sentenced last year to a decade in prison is to be released on parole next week. Wendell Loy Nielsen was convicted in March 2012 on three counts of bigamy. Texas prison…

Winans scion fails to get fraud sentence delayed

DETROIT (AP) — A judge won’t extend the deadline for Michael Winans Jr. to report to federal prison for financial fraud. Winans is a member of the gospel music Winans family. He’s due to start a nearly 14-year…

Intel’s CEO pick sticks to tried-and-true formula

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In picking Brian Krzanich as its next CEO, Intel Corp. stuck to a familiar playbook amid a game-changing shift in computing that has raised worries about the future of the world’s largest chipmaker. Ever…

4 Indiana prep track coaches suspended over crawls

CLAYTON, Ind. (AP) — A Central Indiana school district has asked four high school track coaches to resign for ordering male and female team members to perform so-called bear crawls on an asphalt running track for missing practice…

Jazz Fest includes Native American music

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mixed in among the jazz, Cajun, blues and zydeco flowing from the stages here are the singing, chanting and drumming of Native American acts featuring dancers donned in colorful feathers and fringe. Louisiana Native…

Remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect claimed

BOSTON (AP) — The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was set to be claimed Thursday. Department of Public Safety spokesman Terrel Harris said authorities were informed someone would be claiming the 26-year-old’s remains Thursday night.…

Students re-enact 1963 march against segregation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fifty years ago, Birmingham leaders used fire hoses, police dogs and jailings to stop waves of students who marched out of a church and on to downtown streets seeking equal rights for blacks. Thursday,…
Fitch senior, Student Athlete of the Week

Student Athlete: Billy Price

Fitch senior Billy Price is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in Division One and a two-time state qualifier in track and field. He has a 3.6 G.P.A.…
YSHF Industtrial Roundtable

Foundation Hosts NAMII Executive

Members of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation received a lesson in additive manufacturing on Thursday at the foundation's second Industrial Roundtable event. …