FAA: UPS jet crashes in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday near an airport in Birmingham, Ala. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told The Associated Press the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before…

Pittsburgh police ID armed suspect after SWAT call

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have identified a man they want to arrest on assault and threat charges after a SWAT team responded to a report that he had a weapon in……

Mass. prosecutors mull state charges vs. Bulger

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts plan to meet with their federal counterparts to determine whether murder or other charges can be brought against James “Whitey” Bulger (BUHL’-jur) or his associates at the state level now that his…

30 months prison for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandra, learn their fates Wednesday when a federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentences the one-time power couple for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on everything from…
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Shale forum targets students

Future workers who may choose the oil and gas industry are scheduled to attend on Wednesday a “Training Students for the Jobs of Today and Tomorrow Forum” sponsored by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber.…

NYPD investigating burglary at actress’ penthouse

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating a burglary at actress Famke Janssen’s Manhattan penthouse. Police say the “X-Men” actress told officers that when she came home Saturday, she found a children’s book that…
Shady Run Rd. motorcycle accident

Motorcycle rear-ends car

A motorcycle rear-ended a car in Youngstown and the driver walked away without injury. …

Son of Monaco’s Princess Caroline to wed Aug. 31

PARIS (AP) — Monaco’s palace says Andrea Casiraghi, the oldest son of Princess Caroline and second in line to the principality’s throne, is to marry at the end of the month. The Monaco palace said he would marry…

SC family seeks deal in Cherokee custody case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A family court judge is holding another hearing concerning a South Carolina couple’s adoption of a Cherokee child. Attorneys for the girl’s biological father requested the Wednesday hearing in the dispute over Matt and…

Utah fire destroys 13 homes

WANSHIP, Utah (AP) — A lightning-sparked wildfire fanned by high winds has destroyed at least a dozen homes as it threatens hundreds of others near a Utah resort town where firefighters prepared to battle the blaze for a…

Manning takes stand, apologizes for hurting US

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — Bradley Manning’s defense attorney David Coombs says Manning will take the stand during the sentencing phase of his court-martial Wednesday at Fort Meade near Baltimore. Coombs says it’s up to Manning whether he…

DWI charge for NY man asleep in car at drive-thru

NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — You want a wake-up call with that? State police say troopers were called to a western New York McDonald’s last weekend for a report of a man asleep behind the wheel of a car…

Ohio store sells Mega Millions ticket worth $1M

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Lottery says a ticket worth $1 million in the latest drawing for the Mega Millions game was sold at a grocery store in southwest Ohio. Lott……

16-year-old uses Internet to describe captivity

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 16-year-old California girl kidnapped by a close family friend suspected of killing her mother and 8-year-old brother says he threatened to kill her if she tried to escape and got what he deserved…

Police kill La. bank hostage taker; 1 hostage dies

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — A man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages, killing one of them, before being shot and killed by police, authorities said. During negotiations with law…

India official: Divers in sub where 18 feared dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian navy says the submarine crippled by an explosion and fire that killed at least some of the 18 sailors aboard had been damaged in another deadly blast in 2010, and had been…

GM founder’s descendants visiting Flint area

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The great-grandsons of General Motors founder William “Billy” Durant are coming to the area where the global automaker got its start. The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/19g2f6k ) that Daniel “Duke” Durant Merrick and Gordon…

Airline mergers have already led to higher fares

NEW YORK (AP) — The government is putting its foot down on rising airfares and fees by blocking the latest airline merger — but for fliers, it’s already too late. The past decade has seen the largest transformation…