Airline donates to coral reef restoration project

HONOLULU (AP) — Alaska Airlines is partnering with The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii to restore near-shore coral reefs. The airline says in a release that it will donate $1 to the conservancy for every download of its mobile…

Bride-to-be killed in NY boat crash is remembered

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of a bride-to-be killed in a suburban New York boat crash is urging the grieving groom to use the wreck as “a source of strength.” Carol Stewart-Kosik (KOH’-sihk) spoke Thursday at…
Bottom dollar opening

New grocery store opens

A discount grocery store chain opened a new store Thursday in Warren.…

Anthony paying $25,000 to avoid writing life story

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony has agreed to pay $25,000 to her bankruptcy estate to avoid having to sell her life story. A judge in her bankruptcy case in Tampa approved the agreement between Anthony and her…

Coal conveyor from 2 W. Pa. Consol mines fails

WEST FINLEY, Pa. (AP) — Consol Energy Inc. says an above-ground conveyor system has failed in southwestern Pennsylvania, idling longwall coal mining at two mines. Co……

Natalie Cole to kick off Newport Jazz Festival

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Jazz Festival is poised to kick off with performances from Natalie Cole, her uncle Freddy Cole and the Bill Charlap Trio. The venerable music event returns Friday at the International Tennis Hall…
Youngstown House Explosion

Thieves caused explosion

The house explosion Wednesday on Youngstown’s South Side was caused by thieves who stole a stove, allowing the house to fill with gas.…

Nevada brewpub shames patron online for unpaid tab

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada brewpub has turned to Facebook to publicly shame a patron who left the restaurant without paying his $100 tab. Employees of the Brewer’s Cabinet in Reno posted a picture of smiling patron…

‘Captain Phillips’ to open London Film Festival

LONDON (AP) — Tom Hanks looks set to have a busy autumn. Maritime piracy drama “Captain Phillips,” in which he stars, is set to open the London Film Festival, as well as cinema fests in New York and…

Archaeologists go back to historic Pa. cave

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A team of archaeologists is doing a new dig at a historic Pennsylvania cave dwelling to assess damage from recent heavy rains. The Meadowcroft Rocksh……

FBI agent describes conditions in Cleveland house

CLEVELAND (AP) — An FBI agent has described some of the conditions found inside a Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned for a decade, include a makeshift fr……
warren police car

Man charged in shooting

A 20-year-old Warren man is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on $275,000 bond on charges that he shot a man last month. …

Singer Louis Tomlinson signs with soccer team

DONCASTER, England (AP) — One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s career in heading in a new direction. The boy band star has signed up to play a game for English soccer club Doncaster, a team that plays in the…

Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Roger Herrin, of Harrisburg, was ordered by an appellate court…

Inmate wounded in Mass. hospital is charged

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say the prisoner who was shot during a struggle with deputies in a Boston hospital emergency room is being treated and is unlikely to be arraigned Thursday. The Suffolk District Attorney’s office says 36-year-old…

Rights group: No justice yet in Sri Lanka massacre

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A human rights group has accused Sri Lanka’s government of failing to make real progress in punishing those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 workers for a French aid agency seven years…

Norway mass killer wants to go back to school

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has applied for admission to the University of Oslo, testing the limits of Norway’s commitment to rehabilitate criminals rather than punish them. The right-wing extremist, who killed 77 people…

Vince Gill, Paul Franklin revisit Bakersfield era

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vince Gill, country music’s modern ambassador, and Paul Franklin, Nashville’s most sought after steel guitar player, are bringing the twang back to country with a new collection of songs from the Bakersfield era. The…