TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An imprisoned Tunisian member of the Ukrainian women’s group Femen told a court Monday that she intervened after witnessing prison guards mistreating a fellow inmate in her defense against new charges of insulting and
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The health of former South African President Nelson Mandela has improved, though he remains in critical condition, the government said Monday.
Mandela is “still in a critical condition in hospital but shows sustained improvement,” President
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A battle between warring ethnic groups in South Sudan saw thousands of men march to fight. After the battle, at least 200 wounded from the attacking side surfaced. But days later a mystery remains:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick hair fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of
NEW YORK (AP) — This memoir may need to be rated.
Andrew “Dice” Clay has a deal with Touchstone for a memoir titled — you’ve been warned — “The Filthy Truth.” Touchstone, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials now say hundreds of inmates escaped after insurgents launched coordinated assaults on two high-security prisons last night.
The officials say the attacks sparked gun battles that killed dozens of people.
The targets were
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants Internet service providers to automatically block access to pornography sites unless customers opt in.
Cameron is proposing the move as part of measures to stop extreme sexual
“Light of the World” (Simon & Schuster), by James Lee Burke
The themes in James Lee Burke’s lyrical, allegorical crime novels rarely change, but each new book delves more deeply into them, revealing an author who is increasingly
LONDON (AP) — A year after Britain’s golden Olympic summer, the country is basking in yet another run of global sports success.
Whether it’s cycling, tennis, golf, rugby or cricket, athletes and teams from Britain or England have
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday unveiled a new rendition of the “Arirang” mass games, the song-and-dance ensemble that has become its most famous tourist draw.
Opening night of the performance involving tens of thousands
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister will address Parliament on a slush-fund scandal that is rocking his ruling Popular Party after opposition parties threatened to present a no-confidence motion.
Mariano Rajoy said Monday he expected to make the
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high.
The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales fell 1.2
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The trial over a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania’s voter-identification law is entering its seventh day.
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley… More »
A four-hour impaired driving checkpoint and saturation patrol in Goshen Township netted one arrest on Saturday.
A North Bloomfield man died late Sunday after a horse and buggy turned in front of the ATV he was driving in Ashtabula County.
A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of stabbing three women during an argument on Youngstown’s East Side.
“Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure” (St. Martin’s Press), by David Rosenfelt
When was the last time you laughed out loud? When is the last time you cried tears of genuine
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese utility said Monday its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking contaminated water into sea, acknowledging for the first time a problem long suspected by experts.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the
TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of Japanese train passengers pushed a 32-ton train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen into the 20-centimeter (eight-inch) gap between the train and platform during the busy morning
“& Sons” (Random House), by David Gilbert
The ghost of J.D. Salinger hovers over David Gilbert’s new novel, “& Sons.” Set amid the wealth and privilege of Manhattan’s toniest neighborhood, the novel centers on A.N. Dyer, a reclusive