Colombia’s Santos seeks US clarification on spying

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that he is seeking clarification from Washington on whether its intelligence-gathering in Colombia has overstepped the countries’ joint operations against drug traffickers and illegal armed groups. Santos said…
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Gunmen rob club members

Usually the doors on the Warren motorcycle club are locked, but apparently the robbers busted their way through as one of the members was entering.…

Review: B’way musical ‘First Date’ is madcap fun

NEW YORK (AP) — An awkward blind date has the potential for great comedy — as long as it’s not happening to you. In an alternate world, such a date might unfold amid a series of snappy musical…
Newton Falls flooding

Newton Falls flooded

State Route 534 is closed between state Route 5 and state Route 82 after flooding in Braceville Township.…

Email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down

LONDON (AP) — A Texas-based email service reportedly used by National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said it was shutting down Thursday, explaining in a cryptic message that it would rather go out of business than “become…

Arms dealer’s associate to represent himself in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of a notorious Russian arms dealer says he’ll represent himself at his upcoming New York trial on charges he conspired to buy planes to move weapons to the world’s bloodiest conflicts. Syrian-born…

Calif lawmakers ask for offshore fracking probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of state lawmakers has asked the federal government to investigate hydraulic fracturing off the California coast where new oil leases have been banned since a disastrous oil spill in 1969. Fracking has…

‘Five Easy Pieces’ star Karen Black dead at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as “Easy Rider,” ”Five Easy Pieces” and “Nashville,” has died. Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, says…

Fla. man accused of killing wife; posted photo

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — has turned himself into police. Miami-Dade police report that 31-year-old Derek…

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,…

Fla. FBI shooting reviewed; ties to Boston bombing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Orlando said Thursday that he will review what led to the fatal shooting of a Chechen immigrant during questioning by the FBI and other agents over the man’s ties to…

Comptroller faults NY authority for having plane

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A public utility with a mission to provide low-cost power for New Yorkers is spending money on planes, pilots and six-figure salaries while the state’s residents pay some of the highest electricity rates in…

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.…
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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. …