Oil retreats from 2-year high, falls below $109

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell below $110 a barrel Thursday, easing off a two-year high, after a report showed a rise in U.S. crude inventories. Benchmark oil for October delivery was down 72 cents to…

Gun-toting, foul-mouthed Pa. chief won’t back down

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police Chief Mark Kessler expects to be fired for posting incendiary videos in which he ranted obscenely about the Second Amendment and liberals while spraying machine-gun fire with borough-owned weapons. But Kessler, whose pro-gun…

Court declares Colombia ‘peace’ law constitutional

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian high court has declared constitutional a law the government says is key to its peace process with rebels but which rights activists say could lead to impunity for war crimes. The Constitutional…

Woman tied to Philippine graft scandal surrenders

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say a businesswoman in the center of a corruption scandal has surrendered to the Philippine president three days after a large protest in the capital to condemn the large-scale graft allegations. Presidential spokesman…

Colombia leader open to talk with No.2 rebel group

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that he is ready to start talks with the country’s second-largest rebel movement. He made the comment at a ceremony a day after the rebel National Liberation Army,…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2013. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 29, 1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi occupiers during World War II, Denmark…

Mumford & Sons perform at Forest Hills reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Mumford & Sons were in the tennis spirit at the reopening of the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens. The Grammy-winning British rockers performed a sold-out concert Wednesday for 16,000 fans at the stadium’s…

Pa. attorneys: Gays, like children, can’t marry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s attorneys said Wednesday. Corbett’s administration has filed a lawsuit…
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Mooney tennis improves to 10-0

The Mooney girls tennis team improved to 10-0 with a 4-1 victory over Gilmour Academy on Wednesday in State Match play.…
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Howland girls now 2-0, beat Fitch

Howland girl's soccer team improves to 2-0 on the year after beating Austintown Fitch on Wednesday night. …
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Author offers advice

An author with ties to Youngstown was in town Wednesday promoting his new book and giving readers a list of his secrets to success. …
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Big 22 preview

A look at some of the early contenders for the Big 22 contest.…
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MLK event held at YSU

Youngstown State University commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington with the "63 Minutes of Peace" program at the Kilcawley Center. …
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Library survey was a success

Library communications and public relations director Janet Loew. said the survey results will be discussed at a library trustees meeting at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Newport Branch on Market Street in Youngstown.…

Panama: UN finds N. Korea ship violated sanctions

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A preliminary report by a team of United Nations experts has determined that a North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama for carrying weapons violated U.N. sanctions, the Panamanian government said Wednesday. A Security…

Dominican Republic allows non-Catholic weddings

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An evangelical couple in the Dominican Republic has become the first pair to marry under a new law recognizing religious weddings not held in a Roman Catholic church. The newly effective law…