LIONEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE

Lionel open house held

Thousands of visitors were expected at the Lionel Customer Service open house for product demonstrations, tours of the facility and to see how part lists are created.…
MARCHING AGAINST DRUGS

Marching against drugs

The anti-drug march in Warren was part of a first-time, ongoing effort this summer to encourage people to take back their streets.…

Obama golfs with Larry David on last vacation day

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up his Martha’s Vineyard vacation by playing golf with comedian Larry David. The president hit the links Saturday with an unlikely foursome that includes David, former U.S. trade…

Red Sox broadcaster blasts son charged with murder

BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy said Saturday he could not describe his “disgust and remorse” over allegations his son fatally stabbed his girlfriend a day after being released from custody for allegedly assaulting…

Hunter rescued after northern Alaska bear mauling

ANAKTUVUK PASS, Alaska (AP) — Crews equipped with night-vision goggles and flares staged a middle-of-the-night rescue to reach a hunter more than 36 hours after he was mauled by a brown bear in northern Alaska’s remote Brooks Range,…

Authorities: escaped Ohio inmate in custody

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — A prison inmate who Ohio authorities say walked away two weeks ago is back in custody. Authorities say the inmate from the London Correctional Insti……

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, August 17, 2013. Heavy rainfall and areas of flooding continued across the Southeast on Saturday. A stationary front sat over the region and allowed for ample Gulf moisture to continue pouring northward,…

7 Niger ministers suspend participation in gov’t

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Seven ministers in Niger’s new unity government are suspending their participation because their party is unhappy with the posts given to its members. The statement was issued Saturday by a party that holds 23…

Bolt is indisputably golden in 200 at worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — Forget the race. With Usain Bolt, the real fun happens after he crosses the finish line. Now that’s entertainment. Certainly more than his 200-meter win, when the Jamaican was so far ahead that he loafed…
MAN BURNED IN FIRE

Man burned in fire

Neighbors along Votaw Drive, near Guilford Lake, said they heard an explosion that sounded like a firework, and minutes later, the home was engulfed in flames.…

Rock bands’ plane makes emergency landing in Ill.

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A private jet carrying rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in northwestern Illinois after smoke was detected in the cabin Saturday afternoon. Chuck Brennan, a friend of the bands…

More crews arrive to help battle Idaho wildfire

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Fire crews on Saturday faced another challenging day battling a rapidly growing wildfire burning closer to two posh, central Idaho resort communities, while other fires raged on in the West. In northern Utah, several…

Royals INF Tejada suspended 105 games for PED use

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former MVP Miguel Tejada was suspended for 105 games on Saturday for testing positive for an amphetamine, one of the longest suspensions given by Major League Baseball. The 39-year-old infielder for the Kansas…

Lebanon arrests 3 suspects in Turks’ kidnapping

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have arrested three people in connection with last week’s kidnapping of two Turkish Airlines pilots in Beirut, the state news agency said Saturday. Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces referred the three suspects in custody…

Hunter rescued after northern Alaska bear mauling

ANAKTUVUK PASS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard says crews equipped with night-vision goggles rescued a hunter more than 36 hours after he was mauled by a brown bear in northern Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. The…

5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed

Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known — and intriguing…

Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says weapons and fighters flowing into Syria are ending up in Iraq, contributing to the spiraling violence in his country. More than 3,000 people have died in violence across Iraq during the…

Police: Special-needs woman bound in Pa. basement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a woman with special needs was found tied up in the basement of a north Philadelphia home. A police spokeswoman said officers were called……

Security forces storm mosque, round up protesters

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque and rounded up hundreds of supporters of the ousted president who had barricaded themselves in the mosque overnight. Security officials say officers raided the Ramses Square mosque…