Venezuelan gets 5 ½ years in strip club shooting

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A man who shot two U.S. Embassy employees in a Caracas strip club has been convicted of attempted murder by a Venezuelan court and sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison. The chief prosecutor’s…

Conflict, an alleged chemical attack, and fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s administration insists that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week against his own people, the latest turn in an ongoing conflict in the country. And Obama’s…

Federal court upholds California’s foie gras ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that California can keep in place its ban on the sale of foie gras. In doing so, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that a lawsuit…

Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) — After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, focused longer-term and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of…

Authorities: Ga. toddler dies in BB gun shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a father has been charged with felony murder in the BB gun shooting death of his 18-month-old son. Officer Kim Y. Jones says the boy’s father, 23-year-old Jesse L. Sellers, was arrested…

No charges for driver in NY crash that killed 7

TRUXTON, N.Y. (AP) — The driver of a tractor-trailer involved in an accident that killed seven people in upstate New York won’t face any charges. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that Ryan Dorward did all the…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, August 30, 2013. Strong thunderstorms developed across the Great Lakes on Friday as a low pressure system moved from west to east over the Great Lakes. This system created a warm front…

Source of GMO wheat in Oregon remains mystery

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon farmers are moving ahead with plans to start planting their next crop as questions remain about the source of a patch of genetically modified wheat in a farmer’s field last spring that…

Institute: NKorea expanding rocket launch site

WASHINGTON (AP) — New satellite imagery shows North Korea is conducting major new construction to expand facilities at a launch site where it fired a rocket into orbit last December, a U.S. research institute said Friday. The work…

Nugent’s wife arrested with gun at Texas airport

DALLAS (AP) — The wife of rock musician Ted Nugent has been arrested after a handgun was found in her carry-on luggage at an airport security checkpoint. Police confirmed Friday that 51-year-old Shemane Ann Nugent was taken into…

NY judge won’t dismiss preacher’s terrorism case

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has refused to toss out terrorism charges brought against an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain. Federal Judge Katherine Forrest on Friday left in place the 11-count indictment brought…

Teen guilty of murdering Georgia baby in stroller

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia. Jurors deliberated about two hours before…
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Three charged in indictment

Three people from Warren are in the Trumbull County jail awaiting arraignment, each facing multiple child endangering charges.…

Mississippi sheriff indicted on 31 charges

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi sheriff has been indicted on 31 counts, including charges accusing him of pushing an arrest in a murder case, even though a detective thought the suspect was innocent, and of snooping…
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Warren targets copper thefts

After recent copper thefts in the city, a Warren city councilman is working on legislation that he hopes will curb the problem.…
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Ox Roast under way

What began as a one-day church picnic has now turned into a three-day event.…

Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila to China in hopes of turning the Asian nation into the biggest market for the alcoholic beverage after the U.S. The shipment of more…
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Rubble left in lot

Youngstown resident Chauntie Bell and her family have had to see the remnants of a vacant apartment building. …

Ohio gov. backs use of facial recognition system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is backing the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement officials to identify possible criminal suspects.……