CHP officer killed on Vegas Strip was groom-to-be

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer about to head home from his bachelor party was killed and his brother-in-law was severely injured when they tried to stop a man from stealing the officer’s pickup…

Fed says big banks must improve financial cushions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the nation’s largest banks need to do a better job of determining how much capital they need to cushion against a future crisis. The Fed says a study shows that banks…

4 dead, 1 injured in vehicle-train crash in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are dead and one other injured after their vehicle drove into the path of a freight train in Fresno, authorities said on Monday. A 2002 Chevrolet Lumina carrying five people drove onto…

Widow who lost $280k home over $6 gets hearing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman whose $280,000 home was sold at auction over $6.30 in unpaid interest won a court decision Monday allowing her a fresh opportunity to argue she should not lose her home.…

CEO Gary Knell leaving NPR after less than 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and CEO of NPR is stepping down after less than two years to take a similar position at the National Geographic Society, the public radio organization’s board of directors announced Monday. Gary Knell…

Book review: ‘Night Film’ is gothic thriller

“Night Film” (Random House), by Marisha Pessl When reclusive director Stanislas Cordova’s beautiful 24-year-old daughter Ashley is found dead under mysterious circumstances, grizzled investigative journalist Scott McGrath takes up the case in Marisha Pessl’s gothic thriller “Night Film.”…

Cannes hits highlight New York Film Fest lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s New York Film Festival will draw heavily from the Cannes (CAHN’) Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the festival lineup Monday. Many films that premiered in May at Cannes…

‘Star Trek’ actor to lead Cincinnati chicken dance

CINCINNATI (AP) — “Star Trek” actor George Takei (ta-KAY’) will get a chance to show off some special dance moves as he leads a mass chicken dance at an annual Cincinnati festival. Takei will serve as grand marshal…
Lumen Christi Catholic Schools

Diocese consolidates schools

Catholic school enrollment fell nationally by almost 12 percent last year. Locally, The Youngstown Catholic Diocese is trying to address that trend by focusing on strength in numbers. …

Maynard’s novel revisits ’80s serial killer case

“After Her” (William Morrow), by Joyce Maynard Joyce Maynard’s latest novel, “After Her,” is loosely based on the 1980s Trailside Killer case, in which a serial killer targeted victims on hiking trails in Northern California, spreading terror through…

Actor Lee Thompson Young found dead at age 29

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning. Young’s manager, Jonathan Baruch, says Young took his life. The actor started his career as a teenager in the TV series…

Aretha Franklin not attending baseball luncheon

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin will not be attending a baseball luncheon during which she was to receive a “Beacon” award for embodying the spirit of the civil rights movement, The Associated Press has learned. Franklin, 71,…
Drive Sober Get Pulled Over

OVI crackdown begins

Local and state law enforcement agencies are teaming for a nationwide campaign to curb drinking and driving through the Labor Day weekend. …

Defense: Ariel Castro plea spared victim anguish

CLEVELAND (AP) — The lawyers who defended a Cleveland man who held three women captive for a decade say Ariel Castro’s guilty pleas spared the women from the angu……

Bear Bryant and Joe Namath made the Tide roll

“Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie’s Last Quarter” (Twelve), by Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski When Bear Bryant ordered University of Alabama freshman Joe Namath to climb up the coach’s tower high atop the practice field…

Turkey presses Egypt for release of journalist

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is pressing the Egyptian government to release a Turkish journalist who was detained after police stormed a mosque in Cairo and swept up hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted president who had sought…

Roger Miller, son of late Jazz owner, dead at 45

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family members say Roger Miller, the son of the late Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller, has died. Roger Miller was “a gentle soul” who will be missed, said family members in a…