Oil spill in Thailand’s sea reaches tourist island

BANGKOK (AP) — An oil spill has reached a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean it up over the weekend. About 50 tons of crude oil spilled into the sea off Rayong…

Asia stock markets fall ahead of Fed meeting

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as traders await a packed schedule of data releases this week in the U.S. and a key meeting of the Federal Reserve. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 2.5 percent to…
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen

Kitchen playing big with Browns

Cardinal Mooney grad Ishmaa'ily Kitchen looks to improve as he enters his second season with the Cleveland Browns.…

La. city police arrested men under sodomy law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office task force arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law invalidated a decade ago the U.S. Supreme Court, a newspaper reported Sunday. The…

NZ disputes report that it spied on journalist

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government says the defense force is investigating a report it collected phone metadata to spy on a journalist in Afghanistan who was freelancing for U.S. news organization McClatchy. And the country’s…

AP NewsAlert

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand probing report its military spied on McClatchy freelance journalist in Afghanistan.…
Daniel Watkins

Slain student remembered

The community gathered Sunday to remember the life of Daniel Watkins.…

Unsealed birth records give adoptees peek at past

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Maura Duffy spent a day in Chicago last September with her mother: A walk along Lake Michigan, shared meals, a boat tour highlighting Second City architecture. But this was no typical mother-daughter outing. It…

5 dead, including child, in Pa. helicopter crash

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) — State police say five people are dead after a helicopter crash in northeastern Pennsylvania. Trooper Adam Reed says troopers and officials from the Federal Aviation Administration are still on the scene in a heavily…

Tour bus flips over in wash amid Ariz. rain storm

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A tour bus carrying 31 people was pushed into a wash before flipping over amid heavy rains in northern Arizona on Sunday, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries after the accident near…

Rand Paul hits back at Christie over surveillance

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is hitting back at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the two Republicans’ ongoing spat over national security. Christie last weak criticized Paul’s opposition to warrantless federal surveillance programs as…
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Canfield hosts 'Farm to Fork'

White House Fruit Farm in Canfield hosted an event that aims to promote food from our region.…

ReelzChannel to re-examine Kennedy killing

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Weeks before the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination this fall, ReelzChannel will take another look at the killing in a docudrama that suggests a Secret Service agent fired one of…

Exclusive: 4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data…

Today in History

Today is Monday, July 29, the 210th day of 2013. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in…

Mexico’s navy vice admiral killed in ambush

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen ambushed and killed one of Mexico’s highest ranking navy officials and the officer escorting him Sunday in the rough western state of Michoacan, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the shooting.…
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Ellsworth community holds softball benefit

Members of the Ellsworth Fire Department organized the softball tournament benefit for 16-year-old Danielle Grim and 21-year-old Dylan Crump, both of whom passed away fairly recently.…

Rescuers say 37 dead in Italy bus plunge

ROME (AP) — Rescuers are saying that at least 24 bodies have been pulled out of the mangled wreckage of a tour bus that plunged dozens of yards (meters ) off a major highway in southern Italy after…