SUV slams into store

SUV slams into store

An SUV slammed into the front of a convenience store in Lawrence County.…

California student film nearly turns tragic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a few harrowing seconds, eight officers from a suburban Los Angeles police department had their guns drawn and pointed at a group of college filmmakers shooting a robbery scene at a coffee shop.…

Italy tries to spare ancient Pompeii from ruin

ROME (AP) — Italy’s government is trying to spare the ancient ruins of Pompeii from further neglect. Premier Enrico Letta told reporters that his Cabinet on Friday approved the appointment of a special superintendent to ensure that millions…

US detains 84 Haitians abandoned off Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection says smugglers abandoned 84 men and women from Haiti on a deserted island off the west coast of Puerto Rico. Jeffrey Quinones says the…
Youngstown Italian Festival

Italian fest kicks off

Streets throughout downtown Youngstown will be blocked off for the next few days for the Greater Youngstown Italian Festival.…

Southwest Ohio couple sentenced for animal cruelty

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after the deaths of two horses on his property has been ordered to spend 60 days……

Pa. teen loses Facebook harassment charge appeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court is upholding a teen girl’s conviction for harassment because she posted on Facebook that another girl had h……

Pa. same-sex partner ruling raises pension issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania is granting retirement benefits to the female spouse of a woman who died three years ago in Illinois. The case rai……

DA shuts down Pittsburgh bar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have shut down a Pittsburgh bar that had a history of criminal complaints. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. says……

Bills passed by Congress this year

Major bills passed by Congress so far this year: — Disaster aid totaling $50.5 billion for victims of last fall’s Superstorm Sandy. — Expanded Violence Against Women Act. — Omnibus spending legislation to keep the government going in…

France’s top cop assures tourists Paris is safe

PARIS (AP) — Visitors to Paris take note: Interior Minister Manuel Valls assures you that the City of Light is dealing with the pickpockets and petty criminals that have recently targeted tourists. France’s top cop toured some major…

Jury recommends life sentences for Somali pirates

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — A U.S. jury has recommended that three Somali pirates be sentenced to life in prison in the killing of four Americans aboard their yacht off the east coast of Africa. Prosecutors had sought the…
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Bill would expand Delphi benefits

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced a bill Friday that would permanently expand and extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit.…

High court won’t delay release of Calif. inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons. The court rejected a plea from Gov. Jerry…

Choices: Closer look at 2 plans for Dell’s future

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dell Inc. delayed Friday’s vote on founder Michael Dell’s plan to take the computer maker private. The postponement came after Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners added a special dividend of 13 cents per…

Health care fix spares insurance hike for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a forthcoming fix from the Obama administration, American taxpayers will continue paying for most of the health benefit costs for members of Congress and their aides who are being marshaled into new insurance exchanges.…

Jury recommends life sentences for Somali pirates

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A jury recommended Friday that three Somali pirates be sentenced to life in prison in the slayings of four Americans aboard their yacht off the coast of Africa. Prosecutors had sought the death penalty.…

Jackson Jr. gets more time to pay restitution

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has given former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. additional time to pay $750,000 in restitution. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., issued an order Friday. It grants a request from prosecutors…

Martin’s parents taking no stance on Fla. boycott

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of Trayvon Martin said Friday that they are taking no stance on a proposed boycott of Florida following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of their son. Martin’s mother,…