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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…

Panama: Skeletal remains are missing Calif. woman

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian officials have identified the skeletal remains of a California woman who disappeared in 2011 in Panama after arriving in the country with her boyfriend, authorities said Wednesday. DNA testing confirmed that the remains…

Man says he killed wife to end her cancer pain

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A southeastern Kentucky man charged with killing his wife says he fatally shot her because she asked him to end her suffering from breast cancer. Ernest Chris Chumbley told WKYT-TV he fired the shots…

Venus Williams loses 3rd-set tiebreaker at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams dug herself out of deficits over and over again, until she simply ran out of solutions, exiting the U.S. Open before the third round for the third year in a row. At…

8 years after Katrina, New Orleans on the rebound

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. “Closed for Storm” signs are still posted and the abandoned, weed-choked site remains a…

Fur real: Colonel Meow’s 9-inch hair sets record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is fur real. Colonel Meow has 9-inch hair. That’s good enough to put the Himalayan-Persian mix into the 2014 edition of the Guinness World Records book, due out Sept. 12. Owners Anne Marie…

Tropical Storm Juliette approaches Mexico coast

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say the center of Tropical Storm Juliette is approaching Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and warnings are out for the coast of Baja, California. The National Hurricane Center says storm had maximum sustained winds of…

Marijuana-wrapped arrow shot at Wash. jail

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A man is accused of trying to get marijuana into a Washington state jail by attaching it to an arrow he shot onto the roof. A Whatcom County sheriff’s employee saw the man step…

Doctor: Jackson sought propofol long before death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson requested the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep at least a decade before he died from an overdose of the drug, a doctor testified Wednesday. Dr. Christine Quinn said Jackson summoned her…

Booker: NJ rival’s comment on sexuality ‘bigoted’

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Mayor Cory Booker on Wednesday accused his U.S. Senate race rival of making bigoted comments when asked about a newspaper article in which Booker ambiguously addressed his sexuality. Republican Steve Lonegan said on…

Congressional staffers meet USA Swimming, USOC

Congressional staffers have met with representatives of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming to discuss ways to reduce the risk of sexual abuse in youth sports. Democratic spokeswoman Tiffany Edwards of the Committee on Education & the…

Wounded mom facing multiple felonies in Vegas case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas mother of three who was wounded by police after holding her young sons hostage at home during a 22-hour standoff will face multiple felony charges, authorities said Wednesday. Sara Jones, 29,…

Black rhino at Denver Zoo bites woman’s finger

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Zoo has indefinitely suspended a program that let visitors pay to touch and feed a rhino after a black rhinoceros bit a woman’s finger. The zoo says the woman was taken to a…