2 Ohio University players suspended, face charges

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio University players are suspended indefinitely from the football team after being arrested on drug charges as the Bobcats prepared for Sun……

Boy, 15, gets detention for burning Pa. boy, 7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother of a 7-year-old western Pennsylvania boy says a 15-year-old charged with burning her son has been ordered to juvenile detention — and coul……

Pa. rep wins open records fight with state police

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The state’s Office of Open Records says a lawmaker has a right to know how many state troopers are assigned to a busy barracks in his southwes……

How possible US strike against Syria could unfold

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to Syria, the Obama administration is sure about one thing: President Bashar Assad’s government must be punished after allegedly using deadly chemical weapons, possibly including sarin gas, to kill hundreds of Syrians.…

Zimmerman’s wife to ‘think about’ staying married

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s wife says she’s going to have to “think about” whether she stays married to him. Shelli Zimmerman made the comments to ABC on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge…

Ohio hospital denies negligence in transplant case

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital is denying a family’s allegations of medical negligence over a botched kidney transplant. And the University of Toledo Medical is asking the Ohio Court of Claims to dismiss the case. The…

Futures rise ahead of data on jobs and economy

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are moving higher before the arrival of a pair of economic reports that are expected to reveal U.S. economic growth and an improving employment landscape. The uncertainty that has rattled markets…
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Penguins set for home opener

The wait is finally over. The college football season kicks off Thursday night as the YSU Penguins take the field against the Dayton Flyers. …

Iran appoints first Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting the country has appointed its first ever Foreign Ministry spokeswoman. The Thursday report quotes Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying Marzieh Afkham has been appointed spokesperson for the…

Entertainer Rolf Harris charged with sex crimes

LONDON (AP) — Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been charged with indecent assault and making indecent images of children stemming from alleged incidents in the 1980s. Prosecutors said Thursday he will face nine counts of indecent assault on…

Egypt’s Brotherhood ramps up calls for protests

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is ramping up calls for nationwide protests, urging people to take to the streets against the new military-backed government. In a pre-recorded message aired late Wednesday on one of Al-Jazeera’s Arabic news…

Heavy rains, flooding kill 24 people in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government communique read on state television says that at least 24 people were killed in Mali’s capital following a torrential rain which began Wednesday. The statement read on Wednesday night from the Ministry…

Justin Timberlake’s tweet draws fans to NJ club

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people flooded the streets outside a New Jersey nightclub after Justin Timberlake took to social media about filming a commercial. The singer tweeted on Wednesday: “Join me & @Target tonight for just…

Congo: 1 dead in Goma following explosion

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s Minister of Information Lambert Mende confirmed that one person had died and eight were wounded overnight when two more shells exploded in Goma in the neighborhoods of Majengo and Mabanga-North. It brings to…

Schwartz working on draft of musical ‘Houdini’

CHICAGO (AP) — Acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz says he’s hard at work on a full draft of his next endeavor, the musical “Houdini” that has actor Hugh Jackman playing the legendary illusionist. “I’m specifically writing for Hugh…

Court charges Nigerians for support of terrorism

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Federal court charged two Nigerians with providing support for acts of terrorism by an Iranian militant cell. Abdullahi Mustapha Berende, Saheed Oluremi Adewumi and a third suspect were arrested in February when…

Speaker list includes Felipe Calderon, Brian Kelly

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan’s upcoming speaker series includes former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly and TV personality Regis Philbin. The club announced its 2013-2014 speaker series…

New tour company offers fun facts on Met’s art

NEW YORK (AP) — A new company is offering to make your visit to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art less daunting — and fun. Museum Hack leads two-hour tours through the Fifth Avenue museum, offering details about…