West mayor Tommy Muska, left, signs in before the start of the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire public meeting, at the Southside community center, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in West, Texas. The deadly explosion in West a year ago was preventable and resulted from unsafe storage practices by West Fertilizer Co., and government oversight, U.S. Chemical Safety Board leaders said earlier in the day.  (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in West, Texas, in front of a packed room of residents and town officials still rebuilding after the April 17, 2013, explosion leveled part of the tiny town and injured 200 people.…
In this April 10, 2014, file photo, massive flames engulf a tractor-trailer and a tour bus just after they collide on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Authorities are releasing 911 calls made after a FedEx struck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students last week, killing 10 people. The crash is under investigation by state and federal officials who are trying to determine why the truck driver careened across an Interstate-5 median and struck the bus, leaving no tire marks to suggest he tried to brake. (AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett, File)

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

The negligence suit that seeks $100 million in damages is the first filed in connection with the April 10 freeway crash in Orland, said A. King Aminpour, the attorney for the plaintiffs.…
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April. 22, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian political leaders Tuesday that the United States stands with them against "humiliating threats" and encouraged them to root out corruption as they rebuild their government. In the most high-level visit of a U.S. official since crisis erupted in Ukraine, Biden told leaders from various political parties that he brings a message of support from President Barack Obama as they face a historic opportunity to usher in reforms. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

The developments, just hours after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden left the Ukrainian capital, raised fears that last week's international agreement on easing Ukraine's crisis was unraveling.…
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YSU baseball blanked at Akron

Akron starting pitcher Joe Cochran struck out 10 batters in seven innings, and the Youngstown State baseball team was held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to the Zips…
Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines MH370, cries during a meeting in Beijing, China, Monday, April 21, 2014. Relatives chanted slogans and shouted protests against the lack of meaning answers from Malaysian officials and Malaysia Airlines representatives. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Australia flags deeper search for Malaysian jet

Defense Minister David Johnston said Australia was consulting with Malaysia, China and the United States on the next phase of the search for the plane that went missing March 8, which is likely to be announced next week.…
In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014, searchers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea. One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from the South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago. (AP Photo/Korea Pool)

South Korea ferry toll reaches 135

Twenty-two of the 29 members of the ferry's crew survived, and nine have been arrested or detained in connection with the investigation.…
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Local 5th graders win Championship in Hubbard

The 5th Grade Penn-Ohio Blue Storm Boys Team went undefeated and won the Championship in the 2014 Border War Tournament Hubbard High School in Hubbard, Ohio. …
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Security firm owner facing more charges

According to prosecutors, Gregory Oakes, who was indicted last week on 10 counts each of forgery and tampering with evidence charges, continued to operate his businesses even after he was ordered to shut them down.…