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YSU faces $6.6 million deficit

Youngstown State University faces a multimillion dollar budget deficit and plans cost cutting measures across the board at the university.…

Blast hurts 2 at Guam Hilton; brief evacuation

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Police are reporting an explosion at a Guam resort that left at least one person injured. The Pacific Daily News (http://bit.ly/18ZKPO5 ) reports the blast struck around the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa’s koi…

Germany charges alleged Auschwitz guard, 93

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday they have charged a 93-year-old man who allegedly served as an Auschwitz death camp guard with being an accessory to murder. The suspect, Hans Lipschis, was charged in connection with the…

A trans-Atlantic Sherlock returns in ‘Elementary’

LONDON (AP) — Perhaps it was elementary, after all. The detective drama “Elementary” is back for a second season after silencing skeptics by garnering critical praise and strong ratings. The show, which stars Jonny Lee Miller as a…

Berlusconi lawmakers to quit if ex-premier ousted

ROME (AP) — Italy’s political instability deepened Thursday as its respected president harshly rebuked lawmakers of Silvio Berlusconi’s party for purportedly threatening to resign en masse if the former premier is ousted from Parliament. If carried out, the…

USDA to test new trap to catch Everglades pythons

MIAMI (AP) — Federal wildlife officials alarmed by an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades have tried radio tracking collars, a massive public hunt and even snake-sniffing dogs to control the invasive species. Now there’s talk…

The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week

The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week: WHAT’S BEHIND THE BRUTAL BLOODBATH OF BROADCAST REALITY EXECS? ABC’s John Saade is the third out of four unscripted chiefs out as the network franchises age…

IOC ‘fully satisfied’ over Russia’s anti-gay law

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has dismissed concerns over Russia’s law banning gay propaganda, saying it doesn’t violate the Olympic charter’s anti-discrimination clause, and pronounced Russia ready to host the 2014 Winter Games. Jean-Claude Killy,…

Futures rise amid trio of economic reports

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures rose Thursday as the U.S. government reaffirmed that economic growth improved during the second quarter. And the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits bucked the projections of economists, and actually fell last…

Filipino troops capture dozens more Muslim rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops took custody of at least 45 more Muslim rebels — all exhausted and low on ammunition — and six combatants were killed Thursday as a guerrilla siege that has dragged for three…

Pa. woman, 102, gets honorary high school diploma

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman who dropped out of school to work during the Great Depression finally has her high school diploma in time for her 103rd birthday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/16B37OJ ) says Hazel Marie…

Tourism up in Ireland in year of clan ‘gatherings’

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s government says tourism to the Emerald Isle is rising and could reach a record high for American visitors, as many are coming especially for a year of clan-based parties. Thursday’s figures from the Central…

ICBM test-launched from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California. The missile lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 3:33 a.m. PDT Thursday. It was…

Signs emerge that US job market may be picking up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the second-lowest level in six years. Steady declines in applications show that very few companies are laying off workers.…

‘Breaking Bad’ is ending run still looking good

NEW YORK (AP) — The supply is running low and you know there won’t be more. “Breaking Bad” stands to leave its fans reeling. For five seasons of wickedness this AMC drama has set viewers face-to-face with the…

US to target high-level criminals in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents will start targeting high-level drug traffickers in Puerto Rico with intelligence gathered during a three-month blitz on criminal activity in the U.S. territory, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.…

Dodgers: Slain fan was son of team security guard

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man was stabbed to death after a fight broke out near San Francisco’s AT&T Park, where the Giants were playing the Los Angeles Dodgers, authorities said. Police tell KNTV (http://bit.ly/16BUPGc ) the victim…

Mich. getting museum on post-Civil War era history

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Mid-Michigan is getting a new museum focusing on post-Civil War era history that includes a collection amassed by one man over the last seven decades. The G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum will be…

US to target high-level criminals in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents say they will turn to targeting high-level drug traffickers in Puerto Rico with intelligence gained in a three-month blitz on criminal activity in the U.S. territory. The new campaign is…

Order to release Newtown tapes to prompt appeal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The prosecutor leading the investigation into last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School said he will ask Connecticut’s courts to block the release of 911 tapes from the shooting by appealing a state…