‘Vampire Diaries’ star Paul Wesley divorcing wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two married actors from the CW series “The Vampire Diaries” are splitting up. Thirty-one-year-old Paul Wesley, who plays vampire Stefan Salvatore, is ending his marriage to Torrey DeVitto after two years of marriage. They…

Stockbroker in Broadway scam admits other crimes

A former stockbroker already facing prison after admitting he conned the Broadway producers of a failed production of “Rebecca” pleaded guilty on Tuesday to money laundering charges stemming from a separate investigation on Long Island, prosecutors said. Mark…

3rd UK serviceman dies after training exercise

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Ministry of Defense says a third soldier has died from injuries sustained in a training exercise in Wales earlier this month. The soldier had been hospitalized following the exercise on the Brecon Beacons mountain…

UN: Chile should solve land dispute with Mapuche

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on human rights and counter-terrorism is asking Chile to stop using an anti-terrorism law against the Mapuche Indians. Ben Emmerson says the situation is “volatile” in the southern regions of…

Nigeria pulls battalion of troops from Mali

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A battalion of Nigerian troops fighting Islamic extremists in Mali will return home Wednesday, where their country faces a similar challenge. Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade said Tuesday some will be redeployed…

Reality check: Criminal cases involving reality TV

The charges that Teresa Giudice of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and her husband failed to file tax returns and tried to hide their income are hardly the first time people in reality TV have made appearances…
Columbiana County economy

Fair highlights shale benefits

As the Columbiana County Fair celebrates its 168th year, it is also welcoming the benefits from the oil and gas industry. …

Tropical Storm Gil swirls in Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Gil has formed in the Pacific, far off the southern tip of California. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds on Tuesday evening are at 40 mph (65…

Flooding from ruptured duct kills girl in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was killed and 13 people injured when a water duct ruptured Tuesday in a poor suburb of western Rio de Janeiro, creating a high-pressure spurt that flooded dozens of homes,…
Community Bill of Rights

Fracking bill headed for ballot

Supporters who want to pass a Community Bill of Rights in Youngstown are trying to get the issue back on the ballot in November.…

Prison, lashes for liberal Saudi web forum founder

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The founder of a liberal-minded website in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes after angering Islamic authorities in the ultraconservative kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Raif…

Pa. sues to stop issuance of gay marriage licenses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State officials asked a court to stop a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, nearly a week after a clerk began granting them in violation of Pennsylvania law. The petition…

Obama asks Graham, McCain to travel to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama has asked him and Sen. John McCain to travel to Egypt to urge the military to move ahead on elections. Graham told reporters on Tuesday that the…

Possible suspension for Alex Rodriguez: Quick Q&A

In question-and-answer form, a look at the issues and implications of Major League Baseball’s possible suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez: ____ Q: What penalties face Alex Rodriguez and why? A: Rodriguez is among at…

Stocks edge mostly higher as traders watch the Fed

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging mostly higher on Wall Street after several companies turned in solid earnings. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than a point to close at 1,685 Tuesday. The Dow Jones…

‘Private Benjamin’ actress Eileen Brennan dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eileen Brennan, who went from musical comedy on Broadway to wringing laughs out of memorable characters in such films as “Private Benjamin” and “Clue,” has died. She was 80. Brennan’s managers, Jessica Moresco and…

Salad pegged in Iowa, Neb. cyclospora outbreak

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iowa and Nebraska health officials said Tuesday that a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that sickened more than 178 people in both states. Cyclospora is a rare parasite that…

Assange: Journalists must advocate for leakers

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the conviction of U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning shows that journalists now must to fight shoulder-to-shoulder to keep their sources safe. In an interview in London immediately following Manning’s conviction…

Pfizer to pay $491M to resolve drug marketing case

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that drugmaker Pfizer Inc. will pay almost $491 million to resolve an investigation into illegal marketing of the organ transplant drug Rapamune by a company Pfizer later acquired. Pfizer, the world’s second-biggest…

4 injured when car crashes into Missouri day care

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say an SUV rear-ended a parked car and sent the vehicle crashing through a Kansas City day care center, injuring three children and the driver of the SUV. The injuries are not…