Fire rages across Buenos Aires ecological reserve

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fire has raged across an ecological reserve in the capital of Argentina, just a few blocks from the city’s political and financial center. Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri says there are suspicions…

Protesters invade Rio de Janeiro city building

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators briefly invaded the city council building in Rio de Janeiro in the latest in a wave of protests that have hit Brazil. Police say they repelled about 50 protesters who gained…

Pa. police chief suspended after video profanities

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — A small-town police chief who appears in online videos using profanity and shooting automatic weapons has been suspended for 30 days without pay. The borough council of Gilberton voted 5-1 at a meeting Wednesday…

Official says gangs in 40 percent of Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran gangs have expanded in the last decade and are now in 40 percent of the Central American country’s territory, with gang members increasingly targeting people in the middle class, an official said Wednesday.…

NYC mayoral hopefuls adjust to Weiner collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn suddenly finds herself in demand on national political television talk shows, and they all want to ask her the same question: Should Anthony Weiner drop out of the race? Quinn,…

Mississippi mayoral election case ends in mistrial

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A jury trial over a lawsuit contesting the results of a Mississippi mayoral election has ended in a mistrial and left incumbent Johnny DuPree, who was the 2011 Democratic nominee for governor, in office…
Youngstown Police

YPD conducts curfew sweep

The Youngstown Police Department conducted a curfew sweep Wednesday night as part of Mayor Chuck Sammarone's "Do you know where your children are?" campaign. …

Rare foul flower spreads stench at Calif. college

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The corpse flower has come alive. The huge, rare and famously putrid Indonesian flower is blooming for one day Wednesday, spreading its stench across the University of California, Santa Barbara. The university said…

Former US ambassador to Venezuela files bribe suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. ambassador to Venezuela and an outspoken critic of public corruption in that country has sued three Venezuelan businessmen in New York, claiming they secured lucrative power plant construction contracts by paying…

Illinois governor to sign medical marijuana bill

CHICAGO (AP) — After months of keeping his decision-making close to the vest, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Thursday that will make the state the 20th in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical…
Vietnam vet honored

Vietnam vet honored

The VFW Post in Hubbard honored Hubbard native Richard Choppa, an Army medic who died while tending to an injured comrade in Vietnam in 1967.…

No word yet if Bulger will testify at own trial

BOSTON (AP) — A retired FBI agent told jurors in James “Whitey” Bulger’s racketeering trial that the mother of one of defendant’s alleged victims suspected his longtime partner in crime, not Bulger, may have killed her daughter. Wednesday’s…
Youngstown council

City discusses ward redraws

The city's boundaries have not been redrawn since 1980 despite major population declines and shifts.…

Country star Randy Travis discharged from hospital

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Country music star Randy Travis is out of the hospital three weeks after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke. A statement Wednesday says Travis has been discharged from…

Review: There’s way too many guns in ’2 Guns’

“2 Guns”? Please. There are enough guns in this movie to arm a small country. Maybe a medium-sized one. There are plenty of jokes in “2 Guns,” this summer’s latest variation on the buddy-cop theme, starring the engaging…

UK files include queen nuclear war speech

LONDON (AP) — British officials drafted an emotional rallying cry for Queen Elizabeth II as part of an exercise simulating the outbreak of nuclear war, records released Thursday show — though the monarch never uttered the words and…

Liam Neeson spotlights child abuse for UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Liam Neeson is highlighting violence against children in a video to launch a UNICEF initiative on what the actor calls a largely “invisible” global scourge. The video shows scenes that hint at a child’s…

Wife of 85-year-old ex-Louisiana governor in labor

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards’ wife, Trina, has gone into labor. Edwin is 85 years old; his wife is 34. On Trina Scott Edwards’ Facebook page was a post: “Eli’s coming!!!!” Also on…

Pittsburgh man sentenced for bomb threats

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who made a series of bomb threats has been sentenced to two years in prison. Authorities say 23-year-old Termaine Washington used a s……