Snowden suspected of covering electronic tracks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s efforts to determine which highly classified materials leaker Edward Snowden took from the National Security Agency have been frustrated by Snowden’s sophisticated efforts to cover his digital trail by deleting or bypassing…

US moves forces toward Syria, inquiry continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. The president emphasized that a quick intervention…

Linda Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. The 67-year-old music legend tells AARP Magazine, in an article posted online Friday, that she was diagnosed eight months…

Chinese prof banned from classrooms over speech

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken college law professor calling for constitutional rule has been banned from teaching, as the Chinese authorities tighten ideological controls, including launching an unusual assault on advocacy of constitutionalism. Zhang Xuezhong, a teacher at…

Linda Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. The 67-year-old music legend tells AARP Magazine, in an article posted online Friday, that she was diagnosed eight months…

Patrick Dempsey out of Tully’s Coffee venture

SEATTLE (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey and his business partner in the venture that acquired Tully’s Coffee out of bankruptcy have dissolved their partnership. In a joint statement late Friday, the “Grey’s Anatomy” star and California lawyer Michael…

Former Australian leader condemns US gun culture

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian government leader has blamed the gun culture in the United States for the shooting death of an Australian baseball player in Oklahoma and condemned America’s lax firearm controls as a corruptive…

Atty: Sandusky’s son among 7 who settle with PSU

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia attorney said Friday seven young men he represents have finalized deals with Penn State over claims of abuse by the school’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Lawyer Matt Casey said his…

Ark. bridges reopened after barges get loose

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have reopened all three downtown Little Rock bridges after determining that two barges that escaped from a tugboat only hit an earthen berm protecting the largest of the spans. Bill Marlow, a…
A Unity Shabbat was held at Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown to celebrate the coming together of their congregation and those from Temple Beth Israel in Sharon.

Synagogues mark merger

A Unity Shabbat was held at Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown to celebrate the coming together of their congregation and those from Temple Beth Israel in Sharon.…
Youngstown teachers

Teachers agree to extension

Teachers will work under their old contract until Sept. 30 while talks continue with the school board. …

Mexico prosecutors appeal drug lord’s release

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed an appeal with Mexico’s Supreme Court against a court’s decision to free a drug lord. The Attorney General’s Office says it has asked the country’s highest court to review a…

San Diego mayor agrees to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mayor Bob Filner agreed Friday to resign in return for the city’s help defending him against claims he groped, kissed and made lewd comments to women, allegations that shook and embarrassed the city and…

Young man convicted in Ore. bomb plot apologizes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali-American man convicted of plotting to bomb a 2010 Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s town square has written an apology letter in advance of his sentencing and says he renounces his former…

EAA founder Paul Poberezny dies at 91 in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Poberezny, founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which draws tens of thousands of pilots to Wisconsin each year for a convention that includes one of the nation’s largest air shows, died Thursday after a…
Salem Police Cruiser

Teacher resigns after probe

The 17-year-old student is refusing to cooperate in the police investigation, so no criminal charges have been filed. …

Indiana man charged in ex-girlfriend’s ’93 killing

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man was arraigned Friday on murder charges in the 1993 strangulation of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend, five years after prosecutors got the break in the case that eventually led them to…

Alec Baldwin and wife give birth to daughter in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife have given birth to a baby girl in New York. Hilaria Baldwin tweeted the news from her verified Twitter account Friday night. She says that the family is…