Scientists find clue to age-related memory loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or…

Air New Zealand annual profit more than doubles

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — National carrier Air New Zealand says its annual profit more than doubled from the previous year as it continued to recover from the global downturn. The company Thursday announced an after-tax profit of…

Pamela Anderson to run NY marathon for Haiti group

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hollywood celebrity Pamela Anderson is running in the New York City Marathon to support fellow actor Sean Penn’s humanitarian group in Haiti. Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization said Wednesday that the actress will be…

Blackouts hit most of 8 states in northeast Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A widespread power outage hit at least eight states in northeastern Brazil on Wednesday, including four cities that will host matches during football’s World Cup next year, authorities said. About two hours after…

Life term for Puerto Rican in deadly bar shooting

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man convicted of masterminding one of Puerto Rico’s biggest mass shootings has been sentenced to life in prison. Alexis Candelario had been found guilty earlier this year in the deaths of…
PNC Contest

3 projects seek PNC funding

Public voting closes Sept. 16 and can be done online. Everyone gets three votes and can earn three more by sharing the project link on their Facebook page. Projects need one vote for every dollar requested to get funding.…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Only a few areas of active weather developed in the country on Wednesday. The main weather system was a slow moving front that stretched from the Mid Atlantic through…

Alan Jackson’s daughter charged with assault

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 20-year-old daughter of country star Alan Jackson has been charged with assault, underage drinking and resisting arrest. She is accused of striking a police officer and then invoking her father’s name during a…

Iraq bombings, house raid kill at least 80

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 80 people are dead after another day of violence in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Car bomb blasts and other explosions tore through mainly Shiite districts during the morning rush hour.…
School lunches

Kids opting to brown bag

Trying to get kids to eat healthier can be tough, and a federally funded school lunch program is helping. But a trend is showing the initiative may be losing money in the long run.…

Eads taking leave from ‘CSI,’ return uncertain

NEW YORK (AP) — The investigators on CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be without forensic scientist Nick Stokes for a while. CBS said Wednesday that George Eads is taking a leave of absence after appearing in the…

Tim Finchem happy with PGA Tour’s 2 networks

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The PGA Tour had what Commissioner Tim Finchem described as “robust” conversations with Fox Sports in two of the last three television negotiations until scheduling conflicts with the network kept the discussion from going…

Nigerian court grants US extradition request

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of one of its citizens wanted in the U.S. for terrorism. This month, the U.S. Embassy requested Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi’s extradition on a federal indictment charging…

T.D. Jakes brings his MegaFest home to Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes is bringing his MegaFest inspirational event — which features everything from a film festival to a conversation with Oprah — home to Dallas for the first time this week. More than…

Review: The car chase thriller ‘Getaway’ stalls

Liam Neeson has some atoning to do. Not because of his hell bent pursuit of vengeance in “Taken” and its sequel, but for the lamentable cottage industry of cheap, imitation thrills those films hath wrought. “Taken” was by…
Brandi Brown, YSU

YSU’s Brandi Brown to play professionally in Sweden

Former Youngstown State women's basketball star Brandi Brown will have the opportunity to continue her career at the professional level after signing a contract to play professionally in Sweden starting in September.…

Terra Cotta Warriors to get a show and a theater

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nederlander Organization has agreed to manage and produce a live show in central China that will celebrate the world-famous Terra Cotta Warriors, a high-profile step for the live theater giant into the world’s…
John Drummond

Man guilty in '97 murder

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