US got ‘heads up’ on Snowden-linked detention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the British government gave the United States advance notice that London police intended to detain the partner of an American journalist who has written articles based on leaks from former National…

US prepares for Afghanistan massacre sentencing

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians during pre-dawn raids in two villages last year could soon learn his sentence. Robert Bales pleaded guilty in June in a deal with prosecutors…
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Bank pays for parking

A local bank is providing free parking to students and faculty at Youngstown State University for the first week of school.…

UN wants ‘full access’ for weapon experts in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for U.N. experts to have “full access” to the sites of alleged chemical weapons use in Syria. He told reporters Monday access must include interviews and examination of witnesses,…

Group: Egyptian held in Dubai for Islamist links

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — United Arab Emirates authorities held an Egyptian journalist without charge and subjected him to mistreatment in a secret prison on accusation of membership in an Islamist group, a human rights group said…

More arrests expected in NY counterfeit art fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — More arrests are expected in a conspiracy case against a New York art dealer suspected of selling millions of dollars in counterfeit paintings. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hernandez made the disclosure at Monday’s arraignment…

Canada suspects in train plot appear in court

TORONTO (AP) — Two men accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida have appeared in court before they discuss their case with a judge next month. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser appeared…

Michelle Obama to attend US Open’s Kids’ Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move!” campaign to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The first lady will speak during Saturday’s festivities, the unofficial kickoff to the U.S. Open, tennis’ last Grand Slam tournament of…

Celeb birthdays for the week of Aug. 25-31

Aug. 25: Game-show host Monty Hall is 92. Actor Sean Connery is 83. Talk-show host Regis Philbin is 82. Actor Tom Skerritt is 80. Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter is 80. Actor David Canary (“All My Children,” ”Bonanza”) is…
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Murder suspect's father pleads

The father of a Youngstown murder suspect was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for an unrelated weapons charge.…

NecronomiCon to celebrate horror writer Lovecraft

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If you’ve enjoyed the works of Stephen King, seen the films “Alien” or “Prometheus,” or heard about the fictional Arkham Asylum in Batman, thank H.P. Lovecraft, the early 20th century horror writer whose work…

Train kills 37 pilgrims in eastern India

PATNA, India (AP) — Officials in India say at least 37 people were killed when a train ran over a group of Hindu pilgrims at a crowded station early today. They say a mob then pulled the driver…

UK lawmaker arrested at anti-fracking protest

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker was among more than two dozen people arrested Monday at a protest against shale gas extraction in southern England. Caroline Lucas, Britain’s only Green Party member in Parliament, was led away by…

UN chief says UN is changing to deal with attacks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning on the 10th anniversary of the bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad that attackers targeting the United Nations have become more sophisticated, more brazen and better armed. Ban spoke…

Agents defend 9/11 questioning at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Two U.S. federal agents on Monday defended their interrogation of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of providing assistance to the Sept. 11 hijackers as a pretrial hearing resumed in the slowly…

US stocks edge mostly lower; tech shines

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging mostly lower in midday trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 14 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,067 as of noon Eastern Daylight Time Monday. The Standard…

Unemployment rates rise in most US states in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum. The Labor Department said Monday…

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

ATLANTA (AP) — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…