Superstorm Sandy

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms…

Israel OKs barrier in Palestinian Christian area

JERUSALEM (AP) — A lawyer for a convent in a Palestinian Christian town near Bethlehem says she will appeal an Israeli court ruling allowing construction of a segment of Israel’s separation barrier through properties owned by the Vatican…

NBA veteran center Jason Collins comes out as gay

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as…
Portman Protest

Group Protests Portman Visit

A small group of advocates for tougher gun laws protested Sen. Rob Portman's Boardman visit on Monday. …

Trial hinging on dying Ohio man’s blinks begins

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of an Ohio man charged with murder in the shooting of a man authorities said identified his assailant by blinking his eyes while paralyzed and hooked up to…

Trial hinging on dying Ohio man’s blinks begins

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jury selection got under way Monday in the trial of an Ohio man charged with murder in the shooting of a man authorities say identified his assailant by……

Ivory Coast: We are “open” to investigating crimes

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast’s justice minister says the government is open to investigating top security officials accused by United Nations experts of raking in millions of dollars through “warlord-style predatory economic activities.” Gnenema Coulibaly said…

Euro mayors try to keep youths from going to Syria

MECHELEN, Belgium (AP) — From his city hall under Belgium’s most imposing cathedral, Mayor Bart Somers is wracking his brains trying to figure out how to keep young Muslims from going to fight “holy war” in Syria against…

Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the company closer to its goal of flying paying passengers on brief…

Colorado music promoter Barry Fey dies at 73

DENVER (AP) — A music promoter who brought some of the biggest names in the business to Colorado, including as the Doors, the Rolling Stones and U2, has died. Barry Fey was 73. The Arapahoe County coroner’s office…

Canada dismemberment trial set for fall 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — The trial of a former porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to Canadian political parties will begin in September 2014. Luka Magnotta has pleaded not guilty in the…

Pa. Senate leader proposes open records law rework

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican leader in the Pennsylvania Senate is taking the wraps off a wide set of proposed changes to the state Right-to-Know Law. Sen. Domi……
Fatal Fire in Vienna

1 Dead in Vienna Fire

Update A Vienna man died late Saturday when his mobile home caught fire. …

Mexico says smugglers abandon migrants at sea

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy said Monday it has detected a disturbing trend of migrant smugglers abandoning boatloads of people at sea off the coast of Baja California. The Navy said that each month it has…

Ohio AG backs tougher prison terms for gun crimes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposed new law backed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWin……
Court Generic 2

Man Sentenced For Fatal Crash

A Youngstown man was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail after being convicted of causing a fatal crash in 2009. …

UN urges Syria to let in chemical weapons experts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again appealing to Syria to allow a team of experts into the country “without delay and without any conditions” to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use. The U.N. chief told…

NW Pa. highway closed by spewing oil from pipeline

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania highway had to be closed for about five hours when crude oil mixed with natural gas spewed about 60 feet into the air whe……

FDA rejects 2 HIV drugs from Gilead Sciences

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration rejected two marketing applications for HIV treatments, citing quality control problems at the company’s manufacturing facilities. The FDA informed the company in…

Editorials from around Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, April 27 Helping communi……