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Startup buys company

A five-year-old Youngstown startup company on Wednesday purchased an educational technology company.…

Q&A: Lake Bell on her voice-over obsession

NEW YORK (AP) — Since she was a little girl putting on nightly shows to stave off bedtime and using her father’s Dictaphone to stealthily record interesting accents, Lake Bell has been fascinated by voices. In her new…
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Fall not from sagging pants

The Mahoning County Coroner announced on Wednesday the death of a Youngstown man who took a fatal fall did not trip over sagging pants. …

Boat overturns at Austrian opera fest, singers wet

VIENNA (AP) — A Mozart opera performed at one of Austria’s premier music festivals has made an unscheduled splash after a boat carrying three singers overturned and dumped them into a lake. The Bregenz Festival features an open-air…

Dead shark is found in NYC subway car, disposed of

NEW YORK (AP) — Did a fan of “Shark Week” get carried away? New York City’s transit authority says a conductor found a small dead shark aboard a subway train in Queens on Wednesday. The conductor asked passengers…

Statuette from ‘Maltese Falcon’ to sell in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A statuette featured in the 1941 movie “The Maltese Falcon” is being offered for sale at a New York City auction. Bonhams says the black figurine is the highlight of a Nov. 25 auction.…

Group: Apps not effective tool for teaching babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission…

Minor league team faked rejected marriage proposal

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A minor league baseball team acknowledged Wednesday that it staged a rejected marriage proposal during a recent game as a publicity stunt. The Double-A New Britain Rock Cats, an affiliate of the Minnesota…

Pope greets Argentines on St. Cayetano feast day

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pope Francis is asking fellow Argentines to reach out to the poorest, not only through charity but by showing them compassion and affection. Francis’ prerecorded message was broadcast early Wednesday as thousands lined…

Mo. National Guard to help as flooding continues

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — Heavy thunderstorms early Wednesday hit already saturated areas of south-central Missouri, where one child has been reported killed and a woman remains missing in flooding that also has forced the closure of major highways…

BP ordered to pay settlement administrator $130M

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered BP to pay more than $130 million in fees to the court-supervised administrator of its multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents after the company’s 2010 oil spill.…

Bulger trial jurors ask about aiding and abetting

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger asked the judge for clarification on the culpability of someone who helps in the commission of a crime as they started their second day…

US institute: NKorea expanding nuclear plant

VIENNA (AP) — A U.S.-based institute tracking North Korea’s nuclear weapons program says recent satellite photos show the country is doubling the size of its uranium enrichment plant. In March, North Korea said it was “readjusting and restarting”…

Feds, family reach deal on use of DNA information

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical…

NYC lawsuit seeks back pay for MLB volunteers

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of a volunteer at last month’s 2013 All-Star FanFest claims Major League Baseball violated federal and state minimum wage laws by failing to pay more than 2,000 volunteers.…

Libya suspect in US consulate attack denies charge

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A former Libyan militia commander on Wednesday denied charges filed in U.S. federal court accusing him of being involved in an attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Ahmed Abu Khattala…

UN experts say al-Qaida affiliates remain a threat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say the threat from al-Qaida as a global terrorist organization has declined but the threat from its loosely linked affiliates and individuals radicalized by its “infectious ideas” persists and has become more…
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Guns reported stolen

Two guns were reported stolen at gunpoint from a Warren home.…
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Ramp donated to school

A local organization donated a handicap ramp at St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary School on Wednesday.…