BART, unions resume talks as senators add pressure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bay Area Rapid Transit’s management and employee unions resumed contract negotiations Thursday as California’s two senators urged the parties resolve the labor dispute and head off a crippling transit strike. The two sides got…

AIDS activist, reality TV participant Sasser dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who made history when he publicly exchanged vows with well-known gay partner and AIDS activist Pedro Zamora in the 1990s has died. Sean Sasser was 44. In what was then an unprecedented act,…

Zimmerman ordered bulletproof vest while on bond

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman ordered a bulletproof vest and an infrared home security device last year while he was out on bond awaiting his murder trial in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to records…

Last member of King Sisters, Marilyn King, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entertainer Marilyn King, who spent decades singing with the King Sisters and also worked as a songwriter and actress, has died. Her family said King died Wednesday in Laguna Niguel, Calif., after fighting cancer.…
Canfield Library

Plans moving for new library

Talk of a new library in Canfield has been swirling for over 20 years. Now, work is moving forward once again on building a bigger facility. …
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Local artist in dispute with WB

A Youngstown graphic novel artist is trying to fight a major comic book company and its billion dollar corporation over the name of his front-yard comic book convention.…

President of tiny Benin dissolves his government

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — The president of the tiny West African of Benin is dissolving his government in a surprise move without giving a reason. According to a government statement read on national television late Thursday, President Boni…
Special needs sports complex

Line conflict stalls project

The land and money to build a $4 million special needs sports complex in Canfield is waiting to be used. …
Firestone Stadium

Stadium complete for Clippers kick off

The final touches on a ten-year renovation project at Firestone Park are complete and the Columbiana Clippers will kick off the season surrounded by the latest addition. …

Bottlenose dolphin strandings up in US East Coast

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — An unusually high number of bottlenose dolphins are dying off the U.S. East Coast this summer, the deadliest period for the sea mammals since a virus killed off more than 700 in the late…

Ecuador soldier slain in firefight with Colombians

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A Colombian illegal armed group killed an Ecuadorean army lieutenant and wounded a corporal early Thursday in a two-hour firefight spanning a river between the two countries, Ecuador’s armed forces chief said. Gen. Leonardo…

Pa. DEP tightens gas drilling air quality rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says shale oil or gas wells will no longer be exempt from filing air quality plans. The DEP s……
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Gun permits up in Ohio

The state's attorney general said county sheriffs issued more than 63,000 new licenses in the first half of the year. …

Experts find 1st hint MERS may be infecting camels

LONDON (AP) — Scientists have found an intriguing clue that suggests camels might somehow be involved in infecting people in the Middle East with the mysterious MERS virus. Since the virus was first identified last September, there have…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 08, 2013. The most active weather feature in the country Thursday continued to be a long front that stretched from the Plains and into the Upper Midwest. This front moved slowly…
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Charges filed in child assault

A Canfield man is facing life in prison for sexually assaulting his girlfriend's 7-year-old grandson during the past two years. …

UP festival honors 100-ton, 1,500-year-old fungus

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. (AP) — A 1,500-year-old, 100-ton fungus gets its due this week with northern Michigan’s annual Humungus Fungus Fest. The festival in Crystal Falls honors the Armillaria fungus, which covers about 37 acres in Iron County’s…

Ocean advocates push for Bermuda marine reserve

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Officials from the Pew Charitable Trusts and one of famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau’s grandsons were in Bermuda on Thursday calling for the creation of the Atlantic’s biggest marine reserve. The ambitious “Blue Halo”…
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County backs CCA prison contract

Mahoning County Commissioners do not want to see federal inmates leave the private prison in Youngstown. …