Sweden’s indigenous Sami in fight against miners

JOKKMOKK, Sweden (AP) — On a dirt road passing through sparkling lakes and spruce woods in the wilds of northern Sweden, a woman belonging to Europe’s only indigenous people — the Sami — chants a traditional, high-pitched tune.…

Tropical storm floods western cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tropical Storm Kong-Rey battered Taiwan on Thursday, dumping more than 500 millimeters (19 inches) of rain on the heavily populated west coast and causing widespread flooding. Kong-Rey skirted the island’s east coast before heading…

Woman tied to Philippine graft scandal surrenders

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A wealthy businesswoman at the center of a corruption scandal has surrendered to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III three days after a large protest in Manila to condemn large-scale graft allegations in a country…

Review: Spurlock in wrong direction with 1D doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1980s had New Kids on the Block; the ’90s had the Backstreet Boys; and now boy bands are resurgent again with British group-of-the-moment One Direction, currently a chart-topping global pop phenom. While hardly…

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.…