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……

FBI: Man at Mich. theater had armor, gun, CIA ID

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI says a man was arrested at a Michigan movie theater wearing body armor and carrying a gun. Cassidy Delavergne wasn’t charged with crimes related to the gun or 34 rounds…

Origin of salad-linked outbreak remains a mystery

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 400 people across the country have been sickened by cyclospora, a lengthy intestinal illness usually contracted by eating contaminated food. But if you’re looking to find out exactly where it came from, you…

Puerto Rico sees more rain, wetter times to come

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans are used to wet tropical weather, but the past few weeks have unleashed a series of storms of almost biblical proportions, destroying hundreds of homes, sweeping away cars and leaving…

House approves lower rates on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation links student loan interest…

Palin PAC raises $460K in first half of year

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin’s political action committee brought in just over $460,000 during the first half of 2013, well short of its fundraising totals for the same period in previous years. Campaign finance disclosures show Palin’s…