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Fracking issue to appear on ballot

A group looking to put a Community Bill of Rights on the November ballot on Monday delivered enough signatures to the Mahoning County Board of Elections to put the proposal to voters again. …

Mystery NY Purple Heart to go to WWII vet’s family

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Richard Zuehlke was unpacking a box of donated household miscellany at the Goodwill store where he works when he came across a gold-trimmed black case. Inside was a Purple Heart. Such an honor shouldn’t…

Last season opener of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ big hit

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC’s critically acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad” is breaking out. The Nielsen ratings company says 5.9 million people watched the first of the Emmy Award-winning show’s eight final episodes Sunday night. That’s nearly double the…
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MVFC Previews: South Dakota

YSU received a scare last year from South Dakota. On November 2, the Coyotes will play host to the Penguins. …

New court date in burglary try at Kid Rock home

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of trying to break into musician Kid Rock’s suburban Detroit home returns to court later this month on home invasion charges. A pre-exam conference originally scheduled Monday in Clarkston District Court…

Brazil: Hackers invade Rio governor’s party’s site

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hackers have invaded the website of the embattled Rio de Janeiro governor’s party and posted a message calling for light to be shed on a bricklayer’s disappearance. In their posting Monday, Brazil’s Anonymous…
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Austintown school district opens road

The Austintown School District opened a new access road on Monday that will make commuting to and from the campus easier and safer. …

Study suggests Neanderthals were more advanced

PARIS (AP) — Researchers have found what they say are specialized bone tools made by Neanderthals in Europe thousands of years before modern humans are thought to have arrived to share such skills, a discovery that suggests modern…

Keita wins Mali election after opponent concedes

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse’s supporters on Monday accused the front-runner’s party of stuffing ballot boxes as workers tallied votes on chalkboards from an election aimed at restoring stability after a rebellion, a coup…

In ‘The Butler,’ history told through a black lens

NEW YORK (AP) — History in the movies has often been seen through white eyes: civil rights-era tales with white protagonists reacting to a changing world. “I’ve been in some of those movies,” says David Oyelowo, a star…

Algeria issues arrest warrant for ex-OPEC chief

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s chief prosecutor says an international arrest warrant has been issued for former OPEC president Chakib Khelil for his alleged role in a bribery scandal involving Algeria’s state oil company, Sonatrach. Prosecutor Belkacem Zeghmati…

Britain denounces attack on Nigeria mosque

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, two security agents said Monday, the latest in a slew of violence blamed on religious extremists in this country. The…
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Tree carving unveiled

The End of the Commons General Store in Mesopotamia is showing off its 15-foot wood carving etched from a 350-year-old oak tree. …

Katy Perry to perform new single on MTV’s VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Katy Perry is returning to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards. Perry will sing her new song, “Roar,” live for the first time. She hasn’t performed at the VMAs since 2009. The…

New Carole King musical will star Jessie Mueller

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessie Mueller has nabbed a beautiful Broadway role — she’ll be playing celebrated songwriter Carole King in a new musical about the woman who wrote such hits as “It’s Too Late” and “You’ve Got…

Chile: 20 condors poisoned with insecticide; 2 die

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Twenty condors have been apparently poisoned with insecticide that has already killed two of the giant birds in the Chilean Andes. Veterinarian Eric Savard has been treating them after they crashed into the rocks…

Caitlin Strong returns in ‘Strong Rain Falling’

“Strong Rain Falling” (Forge), by Jon Land The first four novels in Jon Land’s Caitlin Strong series read like episodes from the “Die Hard” franchise, with the swaggering, trigger-happy female Texas Ranger standing in for the preposterously heroic…

Judge upholds verdict in ex-cheerleader’s case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday upheld a $338,000 verdict against the website thedirty.com, saying the operator of the site “played a significant role” in developing the content that libeled a former Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleader.…

Mexico proposes private firms in oil industry

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is making the most daring gamble yet of his 8-month-old presidency with a proposal to lift a decades-old ban on private companies investing the state-run oil industry, a cornerstone…