Union: Plain Dealer cuts third of newsroom staff

CLEVELAND (AP) — The publisher of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland says layoffs at the newspaper will help position it for future growth. Union leaders at the newspaper sa……
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Suspect could be extradited

Update A woman accused of murdering her husband, a military and commercial pilot, in 2007 then fleeing to Brazil has had her Brazilian citizenship revoked, possibly clearing the way for her to be extradited to Trumbull County to face charges.…

US shifts course on NSA data in Fla. terror case

MIAMI (AP) — The Justice Department has shifted course on whether terrorism defendants deserve notice about evidence derived from formerly secret government surveillance programs. Prosecutors in a Miami case involving two Pakistani-born brothers now acknowledge they must notify…

Pa. ending computer system contract with IBM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s state Department of Labor and Industry is ending a multi-year contract with IBM to modernize Pennsylvania’s u……

Mexican president’s thyroid surgery successful

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A top aide says the surgery on President Enrique Pena Nieto to remove a thyroid nodule went smoothly and exactly as planned. Chief-of-Staff Aurelio Nuno says Pena Nieto is awake and has returned to…

AP Exclusive: Documents detail ex-QB’s final days

DETROIT (AP) — A former Division II college football star who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness during an impromptu late-evening fishing trip had a number of alcoholic drinks on the day he died and told relatives in two…
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Semi rolls over in Lordstown

Lordstown police and emergency crews are at the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover in Lordstown. …

W. Pa. worker dies in industrial accident

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) — A worker has died after an industrial accident at a western Pennsylvania coal mining company. State police Trooper John Matchik says the acciden……

‘Dueling Dinos’ found in Montana to be sold in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006 are coming up for sale in New York City. The nearly complete skeletons are billed as the Montana Dueling Dinosaurs. They’ll be offered…

Leiderman picked to be Israel central bank chief

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has appointed economist Professor Leonardo Leiderman as central bank chief following the withdrawal of the former candidate. A statement from the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office Wednesday says the appointment still has…
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Woman robbed at gunpoint

A Warren woman told police she was forced at gunpoint to withdraw nearly $500 from two ATMs.…

Inmate shoots deputy sheriff at Boston hospital

BOSTON (AP) — Police say an inmate being taken for treatment at a specialty hospital in Boston has shot a deputy sheriff after a struggle over the officer’s gun. Another office then fired at the prisoner, critically wounding…

Simpson wins parole in robbery case

O.J. Simpson has been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.

Analysis: Pope’s revolution; not all are pleased

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up a dusty, doctrinaire…

Libya: Gadhafi-era minister sentenced to execution

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A criminal court in Libya’s western city of Misrata sentenced a Gadhafi-era education minister to death on Wednesday for murder and for inciting violence during the 2011 civil war. It was the second such…

O.J. Simpson wins small victory in bid for freedom

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his convictions in a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of…

Kerry in Pakistan to discuss drones, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A new set of players but the same lingering issues are confronting John Kerry on his first visit to Pakistan as U.S. secretary of state: the fight against extremism, American drone attacks inside the country…

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Ariel Castro was first arrested and charged with imprisoning and raping three women in his house on a tough Cleveland street over a decade, his attorneys said evidence would show that he was not…

DuPont wins fight for South African seed company

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After a nearly three-year battle with South African regulators, DuPont Co. said Wednesday that it has completed the purchase of a majority stake in South Africa’s Pannar Seed. The deal greatly expands the…