Fergie gives birth to baby boy Axl Jack Duhamel

NEW YORK (AP) — Fergie is a proud mother. A representative for the singer says she gave birth to 7-pound, 10-ounce Axl Jack Duhamel on Thursday. Axl Jack is Fergie and actor Josh Duhamel’s first child. The 38-year-old…

Mexico City protests force change in speech date

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Teachers’ protests that have snarled traffic, blocked government buildings and caused the cancellation of sports events in Mexico City have prompted President Enrique Pena Nieto to change the date of his state-of-the-union address. The…

Colombian presidential hopeful under arrest

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A conservative Colombian presidential hopeful has surrendered to authorities after the Supreme Court ordered him arrested for allegedly benefiting politically from collusion with illegal far-right militias. Luis Alfredo Ramos was president of Congress in…

Louisiana chimpanzee wins 1st prize in art contest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 37-year-old chimpanzee who paints with his tongue has won $10,000 for a sanctuary in northwest Louisiana. Brent of Chimp Haven in Keithville was the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized…

Fall Movies Preview: Worlds to be immersed in

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were. “Captain Phillips,” a based-on-a-true-story tale about a cargo ship taken by Somali pirates, was Hanks’ first time working with Paul Greengrass, the “United 93″ and “Bourne…
Youngstown State University football

Football kicks off in Valley

The Youngstown State University football team and several high school games on Thursday mark the opening day for football in the Mahoning Valley.…

Japanese film highlights film industry absurdity

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Japanese director Sion Sono wants to set the records straight: It was Bruce Lee and not Quentin Tarantino who transformed the yellow jumpsuit into a piece of film iconography. Sono has been fielding questions…
Boardman radios

Shooter training pays off

School officials and law enforcement in Boardman are beefing up security before the start of the new school year. …
Mahoning County Commissioners

Tax hike draws ire

Mahoning County Commissioners said they are unhappy with the state's soon-to-be-increasing sales taxes.…
SNAP protest

SNAP demands more info

One day after a man alleged abuse by a teacher in the Youngstown Diocese, a victim's advocacy group is demanding information on a former local priest. …
Eric Planey

Planey to New York

A top executive with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is resigning.…

Fall Movies: 10 performances to watch this fall

The fall movie going season offers a bevy of hotly anticipated performances — some from famous faces, others from less familiar ones. Here are 10 worth being excited about: MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY — He’s already given an Oscar-worthy supporting…

Syria’s ancient history faces new threats, UN says

PARIS (AP) — The U.N. is trying to come up with a plan to protect Syria’s cultural history, including hundreds of archaeological sites, ancient mosques and churches and artifacts that are being sold on the black market. Irina…

GameStop Expo offers taste of next-gen games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Inside the massive complex on the Las Vegas Strip that houses the glitzy Venetian casino and Sands convention center, amid a soundscape of conflicting noises, thousands of players are mashing buttons while staring intently…

Ghana court upholds election results in ruling

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s supreme court has upheld the results of the last presidential election following an opposition challenge. Justice William Atuguba read the announcement Thursday, which confirms President John Mahama’s victory. The New Patriotic Party had…
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Man charged with hanging dog

A homeless 20-year-old man reported missing from California was arrested on charges that he choked and hung a dog from a tree near Calvary Cemetery.…