Minister: Tunisia salafis get orders from al-Qaida

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Al-Qaida has been giving Tunisia’s radical Muslims orders to destabilize the country, the nation’s top security official said Wednesday. Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou’s news conference follows the announcement the day before that Ansar…

Oprah: King forced US to wake up, change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says Martin Luther King Jr. forced the nation “to wake up, look at itself and eventually change.” She says the civil rights leader’s lessons inspire people all over the world. Speaking at the…
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Flag raising held at Austintown school

Students at Saint Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Austintown gathered around the flag pole Wednesday for a flag raising and prayer service. …
Meals on Wheels flood

Meals canceled for day

The Shenango Valley Meals on Wheels in Sharon will not make home food deliveries on Wednesday because their hose church’s kitchen flooded.…
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TV plant passes on Vienna

A flat screen television manufacturer who was looking at relocating an assembly plant to Vienna Township is taking his business down South.…

Some Trump U. students say they felt cheated

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Guillo spent almost $35,000 hoping to learn some of Donald Trump’s real estate secrets. Instead, he says, he left the sessions of Trump University cash-poor, with little more than a photo of himself…

Iraq bombings, shooting kill at least 70 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Another day of violence in and around Iraq’s capital has left at least 70 people dead. The latest set of large-scale sectarian attacks in Iraq came even as the government there went on “high alert,”…

County OKs huge new studio proposed by Disney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gigantic new Disney studio planned for oak-studded ranchland north of Los Angeles has won the approval of Los Angeles County — a milestone in the effort to build the half-million square feet of…
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Man accused of intimidation

A Warren man is being held without bond for yelling at a woman he is accused of robbing at her home.…

Laid-off Paraguay bus drivers crucified in protest

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A woman in Paraguay has climbed onto a wooden cross and had nails pounded through her hands, joining five men in a crucifixion protest that has already lasted 20 days. Bus driver Juan Villalba…

Angry teachers paralyze Mexico City with protests

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top-division soccer league has announced the postponement of two weekend soccer matches at the request of the Mexico City government because of expected street protests and a presidential speech. The city normally sends…
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Officials discuss funeral home

Trumbull County prosecutors, Niles police and state officials met Wednesday morning to discuss allegations against Niles funeral director Robert McDermott.…

Cleveland bans police firing at moving vehicles

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s police chief has announced a ban on officers firing weapons at or from a moving vehicle as part of a review of the agency’s use……
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Man charged in high-speed chase

A Youngstown man is in the Mahoning County Jail awaiting arraignment after leading police on a high-speed chase through Campbell and into Youngstown.…

Fidel Castro pens new essay on Syria, Snowden

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro can’t stay away. Despite a vow to retire from his second career as a columnist last year, the 87-year-old revolutionary whose interests range from the nutrition benefits of a leafy plant called moringa…

Patton, Thicke have clear lines on jealousy, work

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paula Patton is having the best summer ever. Professionally, the 37-year-old actress is busy promoting the romantic comedy “Baggage Claim,” which opens Sept. 27. “2 Guns,” starring Patton, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, opened…

Evers-Williams urges more work on civil rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five decades after the historic March on Washington, Myrlie Evers-Williams sees a “retrenchment” in this country when it comes to civil rights. The widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers told those gathered for…

Britain proposes Syria resolution; Russia objects

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council failed to reach an agreement Wednesday on a British-proposed resolution that would authorize the use of military force against Syria. The draft resolution — if…

‘Rastrojo’ gang leader extradited from Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has extradited a former leader of the violent Rastrojos criminal gang to the United States to be tried for cocaine trafficking. Diego Perez Henao, who was also a founding member of the Norte…

Quotes, reaction to March on Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Statements in observance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech: ___ “My parents did their fair share and I feel like we have…