2 suspects in Boston Marathon bombing indicted

BOSTON (AP) — Two friends of the suspected Boston Marathon bomber have been indicted on obstruction conspiracy charges. Dias Kadyrbayev (DYE’-us kad-uhr-BYE’-ev) and Azamat Tazhayakov (AHZ’-maht tuh-ZAYE’-uh-kov) are accused of trying to dispose of evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s…
MCCTC conference

School leaders take on new roles

School administrators in Mahoning and Columbiana counties gathered in Canfield to learn new ways to manage classrooms and introduce technology. …

Vote suppression alleged in close Fla. election

SOPCHOPPY, Fla. (AP) — A small Florida Panhandle town best known for its annual Worm Grunting Festival is at the center of an investigation into charges the white city clerk suppressed the black vote in an election where…

Togo ivory boss implicates others in trafficking

LOME, Togo (AP) — For more than three decades, Emile N’Bouke operated a small, unmarked shop on the corner of a busy street in downtown Lome that received few customers and kept irregular hours. Wood sculptures and iron…

Ruling allows Hawaii dam break lawsuits to advance

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A state appeals court ruling has cleared the way for stalled lawsuits involving a deadly 2006 Kauai dam breach to move forward. The state Intermediate Court of Appeals on Wednesday sent the case back…

Retail workers’ union to rejoin AFL-CIO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Food and Commercial Workers union is rejoining the AFL-CIO, giving the labor federation more power and resources to help revitalize the struggling union movement. The move comes eight years after UFCW and six…
Old Youngstown library

Second fire for old library

For the second time in recent weeks, the former Youngstown library on the city's East Side caught fire.…

Israel briefly closes airport after rocket warning

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military ordered the partial closure Thursday of an airport in the Red Sea resort of Eilat over a security concern in the region that borders Egypt’s lawless Sinai Peninsula. The military instructed the airport…

Police: Escaped Ohio inmate may have stolen truck

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a pickup truck from a water department in central Ohio may have been stolen by an inmate who walked away from a work assignment along Inte……
St. Dominic's Church parish center

St. Dom’s dedicates new parish center

Thursday marked the beginning of a new area for parishioners and the community surrounding St. Dominc’s Church on Youngstown’s South Side.…
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Puerto Rican dealer arrested

A woman accused of selling drugs and facilitating drug deals in her Puerto Rican apartment as part of a multimillion dollar drug trafficking ring was arrested Wednesday by federal agents in Campbell.…

Exotic animals removed from Canada pet shop

TORONTO (AP) — The manager of a Canadian zoo says officials are preparing to remove more than a dozen animals from an exotic pet store beneath the apartment where two boys were asphyxiated by a python while they…
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Murder house to be razed

The home in Newton Falls where three people were fatally shot last year in one of the deadliest mass murders in recent Trumbull County history will be demolished.…

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ to close New York Film Fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Jonze’s futuristic romance “Her” will close the New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the gala selection Thursday for its 51st festival. The film stars Joaquin (wah-KEEN’) Phoenix as…

In $25M gift, casino mogul bets on blindness cure

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is donating $25 million to the University of Iowa to accelerate the search for cures to rare eye diseases such as the one that hampers his own…

Mystery writer Barbara Mertz dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Mertz, an Egyptologist who wrote dozens of mystery and suspense novels under two pen names, has died. She was 85. Mertz’s daughter Elizabeth told her publisher HarperCollins that her mother died Thursday morning…
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Teen arrested for drug dealing

A Boardman man is facing drug trafficking charges stemming from a cell phone theft at Southern Park Mall.…

Russia: Rights will be respected at Sochi Games

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s sports minister says the rights of all athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be respected and urges international critics of the country’s new anti-gay law to “calm down.” Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko…

Daughter of Pa. cyanide suspect with grandparents

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher and the neurologist wife he’s accused of poisoning should continue to live with the victim’s parents until his trial, a judge ruled. Allegheny County Judge…