Famed piano maker Steinway sold for $499M

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The famed piano maker Steinway is being sold for $499 million. The company terminated an existing sales agreement with Kohlberg & Co. after it was outbid by another investment firm, Paulson & Co. Paulson…

British cat DNA database helps convict killer

LONDON (AP) — British academics say a newly created DNA database of British cats has helped convict a killer, illustrating how even pets’ genetic material can be a boon to forensic scientists. The University of Leicester says its…

Famed piano maker Steinway sold for $499M

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The famed piano maker Steinway is being sold for $499 million. The company terminated an existing sales agreement with Kohlberg & Co. after it was outbid by another investment firm, Paulson & Co. Paulson…

UPS jet crashes near Birmingham airport, 2 dead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham’s airport authority, says there…

US futures drop as July wholesale prices unchanged

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are mixed after the European Union reported an end to its longest recession and Deere & Co. posted strong earnings. Dow Jones industrial futures are down 18 points to 15,393. S&P futures…

Johnson, Train highlight performance show

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Johnson and Train are among the headliners in the second season of public television’s newly renamed performance show “Front and Center.” The series, known last year as “Front Row Center,” will have nine…

Deere 3Q easily tops Wall Street expectations

MOLINE, Illinois (AP) — Deere & Co.’s third-quarter net income rose 27 percent, driven by booming agricultural activity in North and South America. The company easily beat most expectations, and shares are rising before the opening bell. The…

Review: ‘Saints Row IV’ goes off the deep end

“Saints Row,” the shoot-’em-up video game franchise that debuted in 2006 as a knockoff of “Grand Theft Auto,” has always been unapologetically low-brow and self-consciously silly. “Saints Row IV” (Volition, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $59.99) doesn’t…

Bahrain troops deploy ahead of nationwide protests

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain’s security forces deployed in force throughout the capital early Wednesday ahead of nationwide opposition protests that authorities have warned they will “forcefully confront.” Anti-government activists, inspired by the mass movement behind the military…

Doctors Without Borders pulls out of Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The aid group Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday it is pulling out Somalia after 22 years of work there because of attacks on its staff. Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French initials…

Detroit museum seeks meeting with auction house

DETROIT (AP) — The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts says the museum will take legal action if needed to block any potential sale of works from its collection as part of Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy filing. Graham…

Eurozone’s longest-ever recession comes to an end

MADRID (AP) — Minube, a travel startup on the outskirts of Madrid, is doing something that many Spanish companies haven’t thought about for years: It’s hiring. The company, which sells bookings as it helps travelers share their experiences…

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…
DRILL-DRILLING-OIL-NATURAL-GAS-WELL

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. …