Ore. shooter bought 6 boxes of ammo before attack

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man who killed two people and wounded another at a suburban Oregon mall bought more than 100 rounds of ammunition in the days before the December attack. That information is in a 926-page…

AP PHOTOS: Around the world on May Day

In May Day protests, parades, strikes and other demonstrations held in cities around the world, activists lashed out at political and business leaders they say have ignored workers’ voices or enriched themselves at the expense of laborers. In…

Ohio trial hinging on dying man’s blinks opens

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says a dying, paralyzed Cincinnati man who couldn’t speak intentionally blinked his eyes to identify a photo of his attacker for authorities. The prosecution and defense outlined their cases Wednesday to open the…
Library Theft

Guilty Plea in Library Theft

A former library fiscal officer in Kinsman pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to taking more than $14,000 from the library. …

Utah NBC affiliate pulls gory ‘Hannibal’ TV show

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate in Utah has pulled the “Hannibal” TV show because of its graphic violence. KSL-TV vice president of marketing Tami Ostmark says the show’s first three episodes were “extremely…

IG: unclear standards for compassionate release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons lacks clear standards on when to grant compassionate release to inmates with terminal illnesses and limited life expectancies, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday. The investigator’s office found that…

J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is sorry, and it wants your business back. That’s the gist of its latest ad, a public mea culpa that the mid-priced department-store put on its YouTube and Facebook pages. The ad,…

Comparing US Fed’s views on economy, bond-buying

A comparison of the Federal Reserve’s statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting on March 19-20: BOND-BUYING PROGRAM: March: “In determining the size, pace, and composition of its asset purchases, the Committee will continue…

J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is sorry and it wants your business back. That’s the gist of its latest ad, a public “mea culpa” which the mid-priced department-store put on its YouTube and Facebook pages. The ad,…
Internet-Cafe

Ohio Senate OKs extending Internet cafe moratorium

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill to immediately halt the expansion of Internet cafes statewide has cleared the Ohio Senate. The measure would extend a current moratorium o……
BOOK-PUBLISHING-LIBRARY

Grisham sequel to ‘A Time to Kill’ to be published

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense attorney in John Grisham’s first novel, “A Time to Kill,” is returning to the courtroom. Grisham’s new book, “Sycamore Row,” will be published Oct. 22, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Wednesday.…
Youngstown Mayoral Race

Closer Look at Mayoral Race

The three candidates running for the Democratic nomination in the May 7 mayoral primary in Youngstown talk about what sets them apart. Click on the video to see full interviews with all three. …

Text of the Federal Reserve’s statement Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here is the statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its two-day policy meeting: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate…

Fed keeps stimulus, says taxes and cuts have hurt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is standing by its extraordinary efforts to stimulate the economy. And it signaled that it could increase or decrease the pace of bond purchases depending on how the job market and inflation…

Man chugs rum, nearly drowns in Fla. sewer

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a South Florida man nearly drowned after jumping into a storm drain seeking a woman’s dropped keys — fortified first by chugging a bottle of rum to keep warm. Miami Beach…
DEER-HUNTING

Pa. game officials create 2nd diseased-deer zone

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established a second zone where hunters must abide by stricter rules to prevent the spread of a fatal deer d……