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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…
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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……
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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: April 30 Seattle Times on NBA player Jason Collins admitting to being gay: The May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated should make the Boy Scouts of…

Ex-lawyer convicted in terror case seeks release

NEW YORK (AP) — A once-prominent New York civil rights lawyer is building support for early release from her 10-year prison term in a terrorism case so she can fight advanced-stage cancer. Lynne Stewart says a Texas prison…

The Civil Wars return late summer with new album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Civil Wars are returning with a new album. The duo announced the news on their website Wednesday afternoon. They posted an image of the new self-titled album’s cover along with a pair of…

Religion news in brief

Bishops who filed lawsuit against Alabama immigration law feel vindicated BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Episcopal, Roman Catholic and United Methodist bishops who filed a federal lawsuit two years ago trying to stop enforcement of Alabama’s immigration law say…

Vieques ponders future 10 years after Navy left

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of activists on Wednesday celebrated the anniversary of the U.S. Navy’s departure from the Puerto Rican island of Vieques 10 years ago, despite concerns that progress has been slow in cleaning…
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Sharon Awarded Grant

The City of Sharon is set to receive over a $292,000 in funding to improve its downtown business district. …

AP’s John Daniszewski named to Pulitzer board

NEW YORK (AP) — John Daniszewski, a top editor and vice president at The Associated Press with decades-long experience covering international news, has been named to the Pulitzer Prize Board, which awards the most prestigious prizes in journalism.…

Abused disabled Iowa plant workers awarded $240M

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury on Wednesday awarded a total of $240 million to 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse and discrimination by…

NY church transformed with ancient icon tradition

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to…

NY church transformed with ancient icon tradition

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to…