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. …

Minn. Orchestra music director threatens to quit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The music director of the Minnesota Orchestra is threatening to quit until a musician lockout is resolved soon. Osmo Vanska (VAN’-skah) says he will resign as music director if the orchestra loses a prestigious concert…

Testimony: Family tried intervention for Jackson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five days before Michael Jackson died, his manager called the singer’s doctor, told him Jackson was sick, and implored him to have blood tests done, according to a voicemail played Thursday in court. The…

Jury convicts 2 associates of NY mayoral candidate

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former associates of a candidate seeking to become the city’s first Asian-American mayor were convicted Thursday in a scheme to illegally raise campaign funds. The defendants were charged amid an undercover FBI investigation…

House chairman renews criticism of VA bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman renewed his criticism Thursday of the bonuses paid to senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department and called on the VA to recoup a nearly $63,000 bonus given to an official…

GOP senator wants info on student in Boston case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator wants more information about how a student from Kazakhstan (kah-zahk-STAHN’) charged with helping cover up for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was allowed to come into the country without a…

Dem lawmaker wants pot legalization on Ohio ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters could decide whether to legalize marijuana and tax it like alcohol under the latest attempt in the state to ease access to the drug. Sta……

Funeral set for Pa. chief killed directing traffic

LOGANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A funeral and procession will be held for a fire chief killed by a drunk driver while he was directing traffic at an accident scene in central Penns……

The Mansion: the new VIP way to watch the Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The historic home of the Kentucky Derby has undergone facelifts, upgrades and minor touch ups over the last decade that amount to most significant changes at Churchill Downs since the twin spires were erected…

NY biotech financier gets prison for stock scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City displayed anger as she handed down a four-year prison sentence to a biotechnology financier who was once among the nation’s wealthiest people. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon…
Mental Health Forum

Forum Focuses on Mental Health

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, a Case Western Reserve research associate talked with community leaders and organizations in Lisbon about how they can promote resiliency in youth and foster good behavior.…
Green Team poster winners

Green Team Winners Named

The Recycling Division received 1,390 entries from Mahoning County public, private and parochial schools. …

Prison for man who struck 4 Pa. troopers with car

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced for hitting four state troopers with his Jeep during an undercover drug sting. The Scranton Ti……

Saudi Arabia reports 7 cases of SARS-like virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says five people have died and two other patients are in critical condition with confirmed cases of a new respiratory virus related to SARS. The ministry said on Thursday…

Kurtz leaves DailyBeast after retracted blog post

NEW YORK (AP) — Columnist Howard Kurtz left The Daily Beast on Thursday, a day after the website retracted one of his blog posts about the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins. Both Kurtz and Daily Beast…