Smoke prompts JetBlue flight to divert to Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Baltimore-bound JetBlue flight out of Boston was diverted to Philadelphia on Sunday evening after smoke was reported in the cabin. The airline s……

Today in History

Today is Monday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2013. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 19, 1848, the New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California. On…
MO_PLANE_CRASH

Couple killed in plane crash

A husband and wife are dead after a plane that was register to Air McRoyal of Youngstown crashed near Kansas City.…

Paraguay leader says uncle must face drug charges

ASUNCION , Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay’s new president wants the country’s anti-drug agency to treat his uncle like any other person wanted on trafficking charges, saying family ties won’t protect any of his relatives. Before taking office as…

Partner of reporter at center of NSA leak detained

LONDON (AP) — The partner of a journalist who received leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was detained for nearly nine hours Sunday under anti-terror legislation at Heathrow Airport, triggering claims that authorities are trying…

Egypt: 36 killed in prison truck escape attempt

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say security forces fired tear gas at a prison truck Sunday in an attempt to free a badly beaten police officer from rioting detainees, killing at least 36 suspects. According to the officials,…

2 Canadians arrested in Cairo amid unrest

TORONTO (AP) — Two Canadians have been arrested by Egyptian police, the Canadian government said Sunday. Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Caitlin Workman said Canada’s embassy in Cairo is in contact with local authorities and is providing consular assistance to…

9/11 lawyer to challenge secret Guantanamo camp

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 terror attacks plans to challenge conditions inside the top-secret prison-within-a-prison known as Camp 7. James Connell says he was…

Mich. DNR kills bear, seeks link to attack on girl

SELMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Conservation officers have shot a shot and killed a black bear and plan tests to see if it’s the animal that chased and mauled a 12-year-old girl as she jogged on her grandfather’s…

Egyptian capital becomes battle zone amid crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Soldiers fired their rifles in the air to keep a crowd from attacking supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi as they were being taken, one by one, out of the Al-Fath mosque in Cairo where…

Martin’s mother speaks out against stop-frisk

The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke out Sunday against the stop-and-frisk police practice in New York City, saying neither police nor civilians have the right to stop someone because of their race. Critics say the stops target blacks…

Arrest after Facebook tip in Calif. riot vandalism

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in a Southern California beach community say they tracked down a suspected vandal after he “liked” photos on the police department’s Facebook page of patrol cars damaged in a riot that followed…

Former US Sen. Brown mulls White House run in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown could have presidential aspirations. The former GOP senator from Massachusetts tells The Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/14rTO3o ) he’s exploring the possibility of a presidential bid in 2016. Brown says…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, August 18, 2013. Heavy rainfall continued across the Southeast on Sunday. An area of low pressure located near the Central Gulf Coast, along a frontal boundary extending from the Central Gulf Coast…

2 dead in plane crash at Kansas City airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed at a small airport near downtown Kansas City. Fire spokesman James Garrett says the single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday afternoon…
Crime-Robbery-1

3 armed robberies related

YSU students were alerted late Saturday to an armed robbery at an off-campus fraternity house, the first of three robberies in the area within four hours.…