Venice: Israeli film takes no sides in conflict

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Israeli director Yuval Adler and Palestinian co-writer Ali Waked say they have won praise for their film “Bethlehem,” which takes a street view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from people on both sides — for…
Canfield fire truck at fair

Fire trucks set up at fair

Mahoning County fire departments showed off their equipment Friday at the Canfield Fair, as they do every year.…
Bees

Bees displayed at fair

Plenty of bees were at the Canfield Fair on Friday, but they were all contained.…
apples

Apple crop fares well at fair

Ohio's apple and peach crops are back on track for this year, which is good news for one vendor at the Canfield Fair.…

Burglars surprise Pennsylvania man taking bath

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Can’t a body take a nice, quiet bath anymore? A western Pennsylvania man was taking a midmorning soak when he heard noises downstairs. The N……

UN investigators visit Syrian military hospital

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts have visited a government military hospital in Damascus in response to the Syrian government’s allegations of a chemical weapons attack against soldiers. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said the inspectors interviewed patients Friday…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Retired Gen. James Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of…

CBS blackout dispute threatens football fans

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one thing for a business dispute to knock out CBS programming in some three million homes during rerun season. Football season is another matter entirely, and there’s little immediate cause for optimism. There’s…

Roof collapses at James Dean’s Indiana high school

FAIRMOUNT, Ind. (AP) — A large portion of the Indiana high school where James Dean was first exposed to acting has caved in, dealing what local officials say could be a final blow to efforts to preserve the…
Gibson accident

Police investigate 3 car crash

Youngstown police are investigating a crash where a 3-year-old boy was ejected from the car after his mother ran a red light and t-boned another car, sending her into a third car in the on-coming lane.…

Obama: US has obligation as world leader to act

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he recognizes the world and the U.S. are war-weary in the face of potential military action against Syria. But he says the United States has an obligation “as a leader in…

Obama: Considering 'narrow' Syria action

President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he’s considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week.

Kate makes first appearance since royal birth

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since giving birth to Prince George last month, joining her husband Prince William at a running event in Wales on Friday. The new parents weren’t…

Medicaid expansion backers eye Ohio ballot effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of Medicaid expansion in Ohio have started to gather initial signatures to get the issue before voters should the Legislature not act. Jo……
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Gang member sentenced

A former Youngstown gang member who was granted a new trial earlier this week for fatally shooting a 3-month-old was sentenced Friday to life in prison for a separate 1997 cold case murder.…

Bosnian Serbs welcome freed war criminal as hero

PALE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Singing Serb national songs and waving flags, more than 2,000 people have welcomed home convicted war criminal Momcilo Krajisnik as a national hero. He returned to Bosnia on Friday after being granted early release…

Activists say incendiary bomb hit school in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group, quoting local activists, said Friday that an incendiary bomb struck outside a school in northern Syria earlier this week, killing one man and injuring at least seven people. Amateur video posted…

Police: alleged Ohio robber hit clerk with Bible

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a northwest Ohio man hit a gas station clerk in the head with a Bible numerous times forcing the employee back into the store and then demand……

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights…

NY fed court upholds conviction of philanthropist

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the conviction of an opera-loving philanthropist convicted of a multimillion-dollar fraud but ordered him resentenced Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan left unclear whether Alberto…