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Teen organizes music festival

A young Eagle Scout from Canfield has helped organize the "Yell for Well" music festival to make a difference in a developing country.…

China, Russia halt some NZ dairy imports

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China and Russia have halted imports of some New Zealand dairy products in response to a botulism scare, according to New Zealand government officials. New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announced Saturday that up…

Whedon says he’s making ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ he wants

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Joss Whedon says he’s been enjoying trust as much as freedom from his partners on the much-awaited ABC sci-fi drama, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The prolific Whedon said Sunday that both ABC and…

Ramos welcomes chance to go beyond bad-guy roles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Luis Antonio Ramos, starring in the new ABC series “Lucky 7,” became emotional talking about the chance to play something other than a stereotypical Latino character. “I was tired of playing bad guys…

Amnesty names 5 Cubans ‘prisoners of conscience’

HAVANA (AP) — Amnesty International designated five Cubans detained on the island as “prisoners of conscience” on Sunday and called for their immediate release. The New York-based human rights watchdog highlighted the cases of Rafael Matos Montes de…

‘Idol’ judge Keith Urban lines up for NFL duty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban will help the NFL kick off the 2013 season. Urban is scheduled to perform live during NBC’s pregame show before the Baltimore Ravens open the season at the Denver Broncos on Thursday,…

Hundreds attend viewing for baby killed in crash

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to mourn the death of an infant killed when an out-of-control bus knocked over a light pole, which then fell into her stroller. A viewing for 8-month-old Angelie…

AP source: A-Rod can play during suspension appeal

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with deliberations tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has informed the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday but can play while he appeals the penalty.…

Police: vandalism at gay activist’s La. home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A gay activist in New Orleans says somebody tore a rainbow flag from his balcony and spray-painted a slur on the house he and his partner share. Police say they and the FBI are…

4-year-old mayor is re-elected in northern Minn.

DORSET, Minn. (AP) — Robert “Bobby” Tufts hasn’t made it to preschool yet, but he’s already been elected twice as mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. Mayor Tufts’ name was picked Sunday during annual Taste…

BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bay Area Rapid Transit managers and union leaders are back at the bargaining table in hopes of heading off a strike that would create traffic nightmares for San Francisco area commuters for the second…

Diplomatic posts scheduled to stay closed, reopen

The State Department released the following list announcing some U.S. consulates and embassies that are scheduled to be closed through Saturday, Aug. 10, and some that were closed Sunday, Aug. 4, and scheduled to reopen Monday, Aug. 5:…

4-day bus strike in suburbs east of Phoenix ends

PHOENIX (AP) — Bus drivers in the suburbs east of Phoenix tentatively reached an agreement Sunday with a national bus company to end a four-day strike by the drivers. Bob Bean, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433,…

Police boost presence in rural town amid gang feud

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s top police official and a group of commanding officers have toured a small farming town in the south of the island after an uptick in violence resulted in three homicides in recent days.…
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Kayakers take to Mahoning River

The Trumbull Canoe Trails Kayak Club hit the Mahoning River near downtown Youngstown at the B & O station.…

4-year-old mayor is re-elected in northern Minn.

DORSET, Minn. (AP) — A 4-year-old has been re-elected as mayor of the tiny tourist town of Dorset in northern Minnesota. Robert “Bobby” Tufts’ name was picked Sunday during annual Taste of Dorset festival. Bobby was only 3…

Time Warner, CBS draw viewers into fee spat

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Time Warner Cable can’t work out their differences, so they want viewers to help settle the fight. Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and other cities…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, August 04, 2013. Wet weather diminished for the Eastern states on Sunday, while showers and thunderstorms persisted across the Plains. A low pressure system continued strengthening as it moved off the Central…

Gunmen kill intelligence official in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say suspected al-Qaida gunmen have killed a military intelligence official in central Yemen. Officials say Lt. Col. Mohammed el-Mamari was shot on his way home Sunday. He was walking to his car…