Babcock Lumber fire

Fire Destroys Lumber Business

The lumber company sustained little damage in a Friday morning fire that investigators believe was electrical in nature. A second fire on Saturday morning destroyed what was left of the business, as well as evidence that may point to a cause. …

‘Pain & Gain’ leads US box office with $20.2M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Wahlberg’s true-crime romp “Pain & Gain” led the domestic box office with $20.2 million over a quiet weekend that preceded the start of Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season. Summer’s first big debut, “Iron Man…
FILE: Local leaders attend training on Ohio's Sunshine Laws.

Sunshine Training Held

Local leaders and those in public office had an opportunity to learn more about Ohio's Sunshine Laws and what role they play in adhering to the policies. …

Rally against looting ancient Egyptian necropolis

DAHSHOUR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian youths protested Monday at a key historic site, demanding that authorities put a stop to looting and construction that threatens one of the nation’s oldest pyramids and burial grounds. Illegal construction of a…
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Musicians perform to benefit Texas plant victims

WEST, Texas (AP) — Musicians are working to help a Texas town decimated in a deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Officials with the Texas Thunder Festival on Monday announced next month’s performances will benefit emergency responders and schools in…
Trumbull School Levies

Schools Banking on Levies

Four schools in Trumbull County have five additional levies on the May ballot. Brookfield, Champion, Newton Falls and Niles schools are looking to pass levies to avoid further cuts in their respective districts. …

Syrian prime minister escapes bombing in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s prime minister narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in the heart of the heavily defended capital Monday, state media said, laying bare the vulnerability of President Bashar Assad’s regime. The bombing, which killed several…
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Grammy-winning cellist Janos Starker dead at 88

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning cellist Janos Starker has died after months of declining health. He was 88. Alain Barker, a spokesman for the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, said Starker died Sunday at his…

Mexican official’s daughter gets restaurant closed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official’s daughter has caused a scandal by sending inspectors to shut down a restaurant that didn’t give her the table she wanted. It’s the latest of several cases of seeming arrogance by…
Crash Money Donated

Funeral Money Donated

The remaining money collected for the burial of six Warren children who died in a tragic car crash in March was donated to the Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League.…
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Beastie Boys memoir scheduled for 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beastie Boys want it all on the record. The iconic hip-hop group has a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House Inc., for an illustrated oral history. The currently untitled…

Surviving hell in a Bangladesh factory collapse

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Merina was so tired. It had been three days since the garment factory where she worked had collapsed around her, three days since she’d moved more than a few inches. In that time she’d…

Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix gives farewell speech

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix thanked her people Monday and urged them to support her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, in a final address before she abdicates and he takes over as king. Beatrix, 75, is to…
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Bob Hope items to be auctioned for Calif. charity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of personal items, including antiques, artwork and furniture once owned by Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, will be auctioned to benefit a Southern California charity. The Daily News of Los Angeles reports…
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Obama and Putin discuss security in phone call

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been discussing terrorism coordination in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The White House says the two leaders spoke by phone Monday. A statement says…
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Mandela appears an ailing man in video

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma said he found Nelson Mandela “in good shape and in good spirits” Monday but a video of his encounter with the ailing anti-apartheid icon belies those cheery words, showing him…
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Woman guilty of severing estranged husband’s penis

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury has convicted a woman who was accused of drugging her estranged husband before severing his penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal. Jurors found Catherine Kieu guilty Monday…
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FBI visits home of wife of dead bombing suspect

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags. FBI spokesman Jason Pack confirmed that agents went to…
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Sarah Jessica Parker aboard Amanda Peet’s play

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amanda Peet has managed to lure Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker to share a stage again with her first play. The Manhattan Theater Club said Monday it will stage the world premiere…