Indonesia upholds death sentence for British woman

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Friday. The three-member judge…

APNewsBreak: US says Iran can’t access oil money

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has concluded that nearly half of Iran’s monthly earnings from crude oil exports are accumulating in accounts outside the country because of sanctions that restrict Tehran’s access to the money. The estimates,…

Correction: Church Bombing Dad-Prison story

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in 1963 was released from a prison medical facility Thursday after a judge sided with an Obama administration call to free him.…

Today in History

Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2013. There are 123 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 30, 1983, Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel…

China oil majors barred from expanding refineries

BEIJING (AP) — Environmental regulators have taken the unusual step of blocking China’s two biggest oil producers from expanding their refining capacity after they failed to meet targets for reducing pollution. The penalties for PetroChina and Sinopec are…
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Tailgate ends in proposal

In front of their friends and family, former YSU football player Bobby Coates asked Allison Fuline to marry him during Thursday's tailgate party. …

Report: China to investigate former security czar

BEIJING (AP) — An influential Hong Kong newspaper reported Friday that China’s top leadership has agreed to start a corruption investigation into Zhou Yongkang, a former security czar and one of the country’s most powerful politicians of the…

Chevron exec says Argentine venture worth the risk

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A Chevron Corp. executive says the oil giant is facing risks in its joint venture with Argentina’s state-controlled oil company YPF, but considers that worth it for the chance to exploit a huge…
Stoneboro fair

Stoneboro Fair under way

Organizers say the fair is so successful because everything is included in the $10 admission price except food. …
Case Elementary School

New school opens in Sharon

The ribbon was cut Thursday on the new Case Elementary School in Sharon, which has been under construction for two years. …

NBC’s Brian Williams ready to return after surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams is returning from the disabled list. The network said Thursday he’ll be back to work at “Nightly News” next Tuesday, after Labor Day. He’s been out since undergoing knee…
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Bellamy helps YSU runs past Dayton

Senior Adaris Bellamy ran for career-high 203 yards on 17 carries and the Penguins' defense made big plays at critical times to lead the Youngstown State football team to a 28-10 season-opening win over a gritty Dayton squad on Thursday evening at Stambaugh Stadium. …

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data…

Feds: Terror suspect sought agent’s murder

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenager facing terrorism charges for allegedly trying to bomb a downtown Chicago bar is now accused of seeking to have an undercover FBI agent killed while the suspect was behind bars, prosecutors announced Thursday.…

Clapper to publish numbers of secret spying orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that he’ll now release figures every year on how many new top secret court orders and national security letters are issued and how many people are targeted because…

Football returns to Texas town hit by plant blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — Four months after the local fertilizer plant exploded, killing 15 people, transforming the lives of everyone in town and damaging buildings for blocks around, including their high school, the West Trojans were preparing to…

BP: Jindal admin ‘misrepresents’ company’s record

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP PLC says the Jindal administration has misrepresented its record in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including how much it has spent on cleanup. BP spokesman Geoff Morrell responded Thursday to comments…

Conjoined boys separated at US hospital

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of twins successfully separated after being born joined at the chest says she’s looking forward to holding the babies she once thought had no chance of survival. “I’m just so happy that they’re…
Lisbon football

Lisbon comes back, wins Spaghetti Bowl

Trailing for most of the game, Lisbon gave their home crowd something to cheer for with a 13-12 come-from-behind win to open the 2013 season.…