NSA admits rare willful surveillance violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency said Friday that some of its analysts knowingly and deliberately exceeded its surveillance authority on occasion over the past decade and that those involved were disciplined. “Very rare instances of willful…

UN proclaims international day of sport for peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a resolution proclaiming April 6 the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic called the resolution “historic,” saying it recognizes that “the…

Mexico City paralyzed by teachers’ protests

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of striking teachers strangled traffic and blocked access to Mexico City’s international airport on Friday, flexing their muscles in a bid to block educational reforms intended to introduce teacher evaluations and reduce union…

NBC re-airing Martin Luther King Jr. interview

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC News says it will rebroadcast a 1963 “Meet the Press” interview with Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary next week. King appeared on the news program…
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Dancers trained during summer

Nine local dancers trained during the summer at renowned programs around the country, and one even traveled to London. …

3 missing after chopper ditches off Scotland

LONDON (AP) — British rescue officials are searching for three people after a helicopter carrying 18 ditched into the North Sea near the Shetland Islands in northern Scotland. The coast guard says rescue teams were called Friday evening…
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Route 46 reopens over tunnel

State Route 46 in Beaver Township has reopened after being closed while crews build a pedestrian tunnel under the highway. …

Tropical Storm Ivo moves west in eastern Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ivo (‘EE-voh) has re-formed in the eastern Pacific, prompting warnings and watches for portions of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that Ivo was located about 265…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, August 23, 2013. Showers and thunderstorms developed over the Southeast, scattered storms moved into the Mid-Atlantic states and monsoonal thunderstorms persisted over the Rockies. A low pressure system spinning over the northeastern…

Ousted Ohio EPA director will fight to keep job

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A veteran Ohio environmental regulator who says the administration of Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is forcing him to resign af……

Attacks kill 36 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 36 people have been killed across Iraq today in another day of violence — including 26 who died when a suicide bomber attacked a park in northern Baghdad that was filled with people…

As capital looks to avert shutdown, default looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republican leaders and the Obama administration are trying to cut a deal that avoids a government shutdown in October while facing what could be an even bigger fight over the nation’s debt ceiling in…

Low turnout for pro-Morsi rallies in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has failed in its effort to bring out huge numbers of protesters today. It’s a sign that an intense crackdown by the country’s interim government has dealt a serious blow…
Girard water meters

Girard installs new meters

The city of Girard is now using a more convenient and accurate water meter system and has started installing the new meters in homes. …

Changes sought to charges in Guantanamo 9/11 case

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A pretrial hearing in the Sept. 11 case at Guantanamo has come to an end following a debate on a defense effort to dismiss some of the charges. Defense lawyers argue…
Boardman trustees

Clock is ticking for demolitions

The Boardman Township Board of Trustees met with the Mahoning County Board of Health to get help speeding up the process to tear down several vacant homes by the end of the year. …

Suicide bombing in park, attacks kill 36 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say at least 26 people have been killed by a suicide bomber who attacked a park in northern Baghdad. Police say the attack happened at a park that has several cafes and…