World Bank to fund Myanmar power plant upgrade

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The World Bank is lending Myanmar $140 million to upgrade an aging power plant in southeastern Mon state in a small step toward overcoming the country’s chronic power shortages. Myanmar, which exports natural gas…

Diplomats hail new Iranian attitude in nuke talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Foreign ministers from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany will meet with Iran’s top diplomat on Thursday to test the Islamic Republic’s apparent willingness to reach a deal to…

Yankees lose to Rays 8-3 and miss playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — The end came quietly for this year’s New York Yankees. No celebrations. No titles. No October baseball. Curtis Granderson was batting in the eighth inning Wednesday night when the Cleveland Indians completed a 7-2…

SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing were the same…

Muddy island formed by Pakistan quake may not last

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Alongside the carnage of Pakistan’s massive earthquake came a new creation: a small island of mud, stone and bubbling gas pushed forth from the seabed. Experts say the island was formed by the massive…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2013. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United…

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

“Why are you so sad?” a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair. “Because they didn’t like my dreads,” she sobbed, wiping her tears. “I think that they should let me…

Chinese court jails singers’ teen son over rape

BEIJING (AP) — The teenage son of two celebrity singers for the Chinese military was convicted of rape Thursday and sentenced to 10 years in prison, in a case the public closely watched for signs of leniency because…

Spacecraft docks at orbiting Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Thursday, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting outpost to six. Michael Hopkins of the United States and Russians…

Police say rebel attacks kill 10 in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say suspected separatist rebels stormed into a police station in the Indian portion of Kashmir and shot and killed at least five police officers. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack in…

Yankees lose to Rays 8-3 and miss playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night during an 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Evan Longoria homered…

Maduro says ‘plot’ forced scrapping of UN trip

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blaming an alleged plot against him for his cancellation of a visit to New York to speak to the U.N. General Assembly. Maduro said in a broadcast televised nationally…

Maine mom confronts missing toddler’s dad at court

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two days after going public with evidence she said police told her about her missing daughter, Trista Reynolds and her supporters screamed at and chased the girl’s father following an unrelated court appearance. Justin…

Fairfax says it won’t abandon BlackBerry bid

TORONTO (AP) — The head of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. said Wednesday he has every intention of completing the acquisition of BlackBerry, despite doubts that the $4.7 billion deal for the troubled smartphone maker will go through. BlackBerry…

Marvin Gaye III pleads for kidney donation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvin Gaye III is suffering from kidney failure and is seeking a donated organ for transplant. The son of late singer Marvin Gaye announced earlier this week that he’s been receiving dialysis for renal…
Warren councilman Al Novak

Warren council OKs bonds

Warren City Council gave approval Wednesday night to borrow money for several projects by voting in favor of three separate bond issues.…
Howland stadium renovation plans

Howland stadium renovation in works

The Howland football renovation committee unveiled plans for a privately funded, three-phase project that would dramatically improve the overall facilities. …