Pa. senators hear criticism of liquor bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state Senate committee’s first hearing on Gov. Tom Corbett’s effort to liberalize Pennsylvania’s beer, wine and liquor……

TV director, DGA president Jack Shea dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Shea, who directed “The Jeffersons” and other TV hits and was a three-time president of the Directors Guild of America, has died at age 84. He died Sunday in Los Angeles from complications…

Prison terms issued over fatal Russian club fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Siberian city of Perm has convicted seven people in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 156, sentencing them to prison terms of four to nearly 10 years. The December 2009…
Youngstown Beer Fest

BeerFest Planned

A beer festival is being planned for October in downtown Youngstown. …

CNN starting morning show ‘New Day’ on June 10

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s new morning show will be called “New Day” and it will start on June 10. The network had previously announced that Chris Cuomo and Kate Balduan (BALD’-winn) would be CNN’s new morning hosts.…
Baseball

OHSAA Baseball & Softball Draw this Sunday

Baseball and softball coaches from around the area will begin to prepare their teams for the post-season when the brackets are revealed this Sunday. …

Maria Shriver is coming back to NBC News

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly a decade away, former California first lady Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News for a job where she will concentrate on the roles of women in American life. Shriver on Tuesday…

Europe court: Tymoshenko jailing was rights abuse

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe’s human rights court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a harsh blow to President Viktor Yanukovych who has insisted…

Iran: chemicals ‘red line’ but seeks rebel probe

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is insisting that use of chemical weapons in Syria would also be a “red line” for Tehran, but suggests rebel forces should be investigated rather than the Islamic Republic’s allies in…
Barack Obama, Jeffrey Zients

Obama: US Still Not Sure Who Used Chem Weapons

President Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war.…

Wanted: Polar bear spotter on Norwegian islands

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Do you enjoy the outdoors and have strong vocal cords? If so, Norway might have a summer job for you: three weeks in the Arctic wilderness spotting polar bears. The governor’s office on the…

W. Pa. man to prison for Facebook surfer sex scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A married father from western Pennsylvania will spend 14 to 28 years in prison for using phony Facebook profiles to pose as two different Florida surf……

Bangladeshis turn rescuers after building collapse

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The heat in the rubble was sweltering. It closed in on his body like the darkness around him, making it hard to breathe. Working by the faint glow of a flashlight, he slithered through…

Archaeologists plan more digs at Richard III site

LONDON (AP) — Archaeologists who unearthed the skeleton of England’s King Richard III under a municipal parking lot say they want to dig up a 600-year-old stone coffin found nearby. University of Leicester scientists say they hope to…

Police: Pa. man threatened to post ex’s photos

OHIOVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with sending sexually explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend to her fiance while also threatening to p……

Egypt’s president says no more privatization

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says that there will be no further privatization of state-owned companies. Egypt’s economy is hard hit by the more than two years of turmoil since the ouster of longtime president Hosni…