Mahoning County Commissioners

Sewer system to improve

Sewer line renovations were approved Thursday by Mahoning County Commissioners.…
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Man dies from fall

A Youngstown died Thursday after he fell and struck his head possibly caused by his sagging pants, according to police.…

Iraq sees highest monthly death toll in 5 years

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows rapidly deteriorating security as sectarian tensions soar nearly…

Google-funded sea research vessel sets sail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $60 million research ship funded by a Google executive was scheduled to set sail from San Francisco on Thursday, on its way to study a “dead zone” in the Pacific Ocean and other…

Witnesses say Sri Lanka military kill protester

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — One person was killed Thursday and about 15 were wounded when Sri Lanka’s military shot at a protest demanding clean drinking water. At least 4,000 protesters had gathered in Weliweriya, some 12 miles…

Nigeria: Islamic extremists kill 8 in northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses and Nigeria’s military say Islamic extremists killed eight people in an attack targeting teachers and Muslim clerics. The military spokesman warned Thursday the Boko Haram terrorist network plans more “massive attacks” aimed at…

Mom: Pa. girl, lung transplant patient, recovering

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl recovering from two double lung transplants says the girl will soon move out of intensive care. Janet Murnaghan (MUR’-nuh-han) wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday that her daughter…

Texas prison system running out of execution drug

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The nation’s most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Thursday that its remaining supply of pentobarbital expires in September and that no…

Drama veteran Andre Braugher loves getting laughs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Andre Braugher has had two decades of acclaim for his serious TV roles, ranging from “Homicide” to “Last Resort.” Now he’s playing it for laughs on the new Fox cop comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”…

Israeli Bedouins fight resettlement plan

AL-SIRA, Israel (AP) — Khalil Alamour’s comfortable house in the Bedouin village of al-Sira boasts many things: a well-tended garden, a clutch of chickens, a complex home-built water system. There’s also a government demolition order pasted to the…

Chile’s rescued miners case dropped

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean prosecutor has ended a probe of possible responsibility for the mine collapse that trapped 33 men for more than two months in 2010, and the rescued miners expressed anger at the decision…

‘Rent’ star Anthony Rapp joins ‘If/Then’

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Rapp has joined “If/Then,” the new musical led by Idina Menzel from the creative team behind “Next to Normal.” Previews begin March 4 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Opening night is set for…

HUD awards $900K grant to Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The city of Galena, Alaska, has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the federal government to help the remote village recover from last spring’s devastating flooding. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…

Playboy, Penthouse get the ax at military stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Playboy, Penthouse and other sex-themed magazines will no longer be sold at Army and Air Force exchanges — a move described by the stores’ operators as a business decision based on falling sales, and…

Big cruise lines post onboard crime data

MIAMI (AP) — For the first time, the three largest U.S.-based cruise lines on Thursday began posting on their websites more comprehensive data about allegations of serious crimes committed aboard ships. The disclosures were made voluntarily but come…

Cuba’s 1st solar farm a step toward renewables

CANTARRANA, Cuba (AP) — It’s like a vision of the space age, carved out of the jungle: Thousands of glassy panels surrounded by a lush canopy of green stretch as far as the eye can see, reflecting the…

Joe Pantoliano cast as which New York Yankee star?

NEW YORK (AP) — A new play about the New York Yankees will star “The Sopranos” star Joe Pantoliano as Yogi Berra, Francois Battiste as Reggie Jackson, Chris Henry Coffey as Joe DiMaggio, Christopher Jackson as Derek Jeter…

Gambling probe targets Internet cafes in Ohio

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities investigating gambling in Ohio have served search warrants at numerous Internet cafes and other locations in seven counties in c……

W. Pa. couple robbed, shot after visiting ATM

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Police were searching for two suspects charged with robbing and critically wounding a western Pennsylvania couple as they returned home from an e……