Alan Jackson’s daughter charged with assault

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 20-year-old daughter of country star Alan Jackson has been charged with assault, underage drinking and resisting arrest. She is accused of striking a police officer and then invoking her father’s name during a…

Iraq bombings, house raid kill at least 80

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 80 people are dead after another day of violence in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Car bomb blasts and other explosions tore through mainly Shiite districts during the morning rush hour.…
School lunches

Kids opting to brown bag

Trying to get kids to eat healthier can be tough, and a federally funded school lunch program is helping. But a trend is showing the initiative may be losing money in the long run.…

Eads taking leave from ‘CSI,’ return uncertain

NEW YORK (AP) — The investigators on CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” will be without forensic scientist Nick Stokes for a while. CBS said Wednesday that George Eads is taking a leave of absence after appearing in the…

Tim Finchem happy with PGA Tour’s 2 networks

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The PGA Tour had what Commissioner Tim Finchem described as “robust” conversations with Fox Sports in two of the last three television negotiations until scheduling conflicts with the network kept the discussion from going…

Nigerian court grants US extradition request

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of one of its citizens wanted in the U.S. for terrorism. This month, the U.S. Embassy requested Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi’s extradition on a federal indictment charging…

T.D. Jakes brings his MegaFest home to Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes is bringing his MegaFest inspirational event — which features everything from a film festival to a conversation with Oprah — home to Dallas for the first time this week. More than…

Review: The car chase thriller ‘Getaway’ stalls

Liam Neeson has some atoning to do. Not because of his hell bent pursuit of vengeance in “Taken” and its sequel, but for the lamentable cottage industry of cheap, imitation thrills those films hath wrought. “Taken” was by…
Brandi Brown, YSU

YSU’s Brandi Brown to play professionally in Sweden

Former Youngstown State women's basketball star Brandi Brown will have the opportunity to continue her career at the professional level after signing a contract to play professionally in Sweden starting in September.…

Terra Cotta Warriors to get a show and a theater

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nederlander Organization has agreed to manage and produce a live show in central China that will celebrate the world-famous Terra Cotta Warriors, a high-profile step for the live theater giant into the world’s…
John Drummond

Man guilty in '97 murder

A former Youngstown gang member who was granted a new trial earlier this week for fatally shooting a 3-month-old was convicted Wednesday in a separate 1997 cold case murder.…

Corbett extends Pa. Lottery bid another 2 months

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s effort to hire a private manager for the $3.7 billion Pennsylvania Lottery will continue past the latest deadline of F……

Toronto mayor admits he has smoked a lot of pot

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he has smoked a lot of marijuana. Ford said Wednesday during a press scrum that he won’t deny that he has smoked plenty of pot, although he did not say…

5 homes destroyed, 10 damaged in Calif. fire

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a fire that tore through a Northern California neighborhood destroyed five homes and damaged 10 more. Fairfield Fire Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach tallied the destruction Wednesday, a day after the blaze. About…

News Guide: A look at the Fort Hood shooting case

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Military jurors sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Last week, the same jury found Hasan guilty of killing 13 people and wounding more…
Teon-Stennis

Man jailed in shooting

A Youngstown man is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $500,000 bond for shooting another man three times last week.…

Syria: Soldiers came under 3 chemical attacks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s U.N. ambassador is demanding that United Nations experts investigate three alleged chemical weapons attacks against Syrian soldiers. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari says the attacks occurred on Aug. 22, 24 and 25 in three suburbs…