Sting’s wife Trudie Styler to star off-Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and producer Trudie Styler, the better half of pop singer Sting, will star this fall in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anton Checkov’s “The Seagull.” Producers said Wednesday that Styler will portray the…

Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death

A military jury sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the Army psychiatrist what he believed would be a path to martyrdom in the attack on unarmed fellow soldiers.

Another march on Washington remembers MLK’s dream

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking stock of progress made and still to come, Americans of all backgrounds and colors massed on the National Mall on Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther…

Italy repeals property tax in bid for stability

ROME (AP) — Italy’s government agreed Wednesday to repeal an unpopular property tax that ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has long campaigned to abolish, a crucial deal for the survival of Premier Enrico Letta’s unusual left-right coalition. The Cabinet, which…

RI judge OKs lawsuit against Schilling, others

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Most of a lawsuit claiming former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and executives at his failed video game company duped the state’s economic development agency into approving a $75 million investment can move forward,…

Elton John’s partner opening Vegas champagne bar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Furnish is planning to open a swanky champagne lounge in the same Las Vegas Strip casino where his partner, Sir Elton John, holds a residency. The nearly 3,000-square-foot FIZZ Las Vegas bar is…
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Foul load headed to restaurants

A box truck carrying meat that was not securely packaged and dripping onto other food products, including raw fruits and vegetables, was uncovered traveling through Ohio for delivery to restaurants on Ohio and Pennsylvania.…
Austintown School Sold

School sale rescinded

The Austintown School District rescinded $2.5 million purchase of the former Austintown Middle School building.…

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…
Austintown flag raising

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.…
Vienna Township

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…
McDermott Funeral Home

Officials discuss funeral home

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