Owner of Ind. house that blew up claims abuse

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for an Indianapolis woman whose home exploded say she was abused by her co-defendant boyfriend and powerless to stop the blast that killed two neighbors. WTHR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16NV3y7 ) attorneys for Monserrate Shirley have…

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks

The iBookstore’s Official Book Charts for the week ending Aug. 12, 2013: 1. “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith & J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown & Company) 2. “Burn,” by Maya Banks (Penguin Group US) 3. “Mistress,” by James…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Aug. 12, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Words With Friends (Zynga Inc.) 2. Minecraft-Pocket Edition (Mojang) 3. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.) 4. AfterLight (Simon Filip) 5. Pixlgun 3D –…

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 12, 2013: Top Songs: 1. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke 2. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake),” JAY Z 3. “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus 4. “Radioactive,”…

Bahrain on edge ahead of opposition-called protest

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Inspired by the movement behind Egypt’s military coup, anti-government activists seeking more influence in Bahrain are hoping to gain new momentum by calling for nationwide protests Wednesday. Authorities warned they will “forcefully confront” any…

Republic Steel faces $1.1M in fines for violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republic Steel faces more than $1.1 million in federal fines for serious safety violations at its manufacturing plant in Canton, Ohio. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the company failed to provide workers enough…

Man releases 1 of 3 hostages from La. bank

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman has taken at least three people hostage at a bank in northeastern Louisiana. It happened Tuesday afternoon at the Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph, La., southeast of Monroe.…

UN chief says drone strikes must comply with law

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday during a visit to Pakistan that drone strikes must comply with international law, touching on an issue that has created friction between Islamabad and Washington. Ban Ki-moon…
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1 injured in crash

A two-vehicle accident in Youngstown sent one person to the hospital.…

Tompall Glaser, an original Nashville outlaw, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tompall Glaser, a country music singer, publisher and studio owner best known for his association with the outlaw movement against record labels, died Tuesday. He was 79. Louis Glaser, Tompall Glaser’s nephew, said the…
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Area gas prices plummet

Northeast Ohio gas prices fell 11 cents per gallon to $3.47 this week, according to AAA East Central.…
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Dream comes true in Boardman

Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman teamed up with Giant Eagle to make a resident's dream come true. …
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Great Dane pups found

Six great dane puppies were found behind a house in Youngstown. …

Actresses urge support for Calif. paparazzi bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner are urging California lawmakers to support legislation that would impose tougher penalties on paparazzi who harass celebrities and their children. The stars testified Tuesday before the Assembly Judiciary…

Sandberg’s Lean In circles: 7,000 plus and growing

In Mexico, says marketing executive Ana Falcon, employers often assume that women like her, in their childbearing years, aren’t going to last too long in the job — that they’re going to quickly Lean Back, rather than Lean…

Usher’s son released from hospital after accident

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool. A lawyer for the boy’s mother said Tuesday that 5-year-old Usher Raymond V was released…
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Dr. Dunn to deliver YSU address

Youngstown State University President Dr. Randy Dunn will deliver his first State of the University Address on Monday.…

A push for harmony among workers, young and old

CHICAGO (AP) — There’s a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren. Put people of widely different…