South Africa closes 16 schools amid gang violence

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Education officials in a province in South Africa closed 16 schools, affecting 12,000 students, Thursday in an impoverished area near Cape Town because of a spike in gang violence that has left teachers too afraid…

Russell Simmons sorry for Harriet Tubman sex video

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Simmons is apologizing for a parody video of Harriet Tubman in a sex tape that appeared on his All Def Digital YouTube channel. The clip features an actress portraying Tubman having sex with…

NY court rejects S. Korean vs. Yale lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has rejected a lawsuit against Yale University by a South Korean university that claimed the Ivy League school damaged its reputation, costing it tens of millions of…
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Sheriff contract approved

The Mahoning County Sheriff and the three unions that represent employees and deputies signed a three-year contract Thursday that could eventually allow for raises.…

Washington Post website hacked

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post says its website has been hacked. The newspaper says in a note on its website that readers of some of its stories are being redirected to the website of the Syrian…

US: Iraq must stop weapons from flowing into Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq must do more to stop weapons from flowing into and out of Syria for use against Iraqi citizens. Kerry met Thursday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari (HOH’-shayr…

NY transit impostor sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who has been arrested 29 times for transit crimes has been sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison for his latest caper. Darius McCollum was sentenced Thursday…
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3 candidates disqualified

Three candidates for school board seats were disqualified Thursday from running in the Nov. 5 election by the Mahoning County Board of Elections.…

Auction house seeks meeting with Detroit museum

DETROIT (AP) — A mock “sale” sign was attached for a short time on Rodin’s “The Thinker” at the Detroit Institute of Arts, while others were left on prominent statues downtown at a time when the city tries…

Police: Remains may be from missing Ariz. student

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of law enforcement officers on Thursday searched through the Arizona desert after badly decomposed human remains that may be those of a missing college student from Tempe were found in a dry…

Lawyer: Wrong man arrested in missing Va teen case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting a Virginia teenager was with her the night of her disappearance, but his lawyer says authorities arrested the wrong man. Randy Allen Taylor’s court-appointed lawyer, Michael Hallahan, maintained his…

Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality at worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality Thursday after criticizing fellow competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia. The…

Text of President Obama remarks on Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s statement Thursday in response to the security situation in Egypt, delivered from his vacation home in Massachusetts, as transcribed by Federal News Service. Obama announced that the U.S. is canceling a joint…

Cocaine found inside okra plants in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Authorities in Guyana say smugglers have found yet another way to smuggle cocaine out of the country. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit says a man was caught trying to ship 16 kilograms of the drug…

Court to hear appeals by Sandusky and Veon

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Appeals by two of Pennsylvania’s most notorious criminals are up for review by a state Superior Court panel on the same day. The three-jud……
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Coroner's ID man in accident

A Kinsman man was identified Thursday by coroner’s investigators as the man fatally struck by a mini van while crossing a Warren street last week.…

UK prosecutors charge DJ with indecent assault

LONDON (AP) — A prominent British disc jockey has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault, authorities said Thursday, for offenses that allegedly occurred over a period of 30 years. DJ…