Pakistani lawmakers elect new president

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers have begun voting for the country’s new president in an election that has been marred by controversy over procedures despite widespread agreement that the ruling party’s candidate will likely win. Pakistan’s largely ceremonial…

Oil slips below $104 ahead of Fed, jobs data

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell Tuesday as traders await some key data releases later in the week, including U.S. employment figures. Benchmark oil for September delivery was down 23 cents to $104.32 per barrel at…

Massive explosions rock central Fla. gas plant

TAVARES CITY, Fla. (AP) — A series of major explosions at a Florida gas plant has injured several workers and left others missing. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1bDP0kb) reports Monday night Tavares City Administrator John Drury says 10 of…

Bahraini banker shot to death in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Bahrain-born banker who founded Malaysia’s fifth-largest bank was shot to death in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Tuesday, fueling concerns about rising crime in the Southeast Asian country. The death of Hussain…

Radio’s Art Bell returning with Sirius XM show

NEW YORK (AP) — Art Bell, radio’s master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone on Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio. Bell was one of radio’s…

Militants attack prison in northwest Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of Taliban militants armed with guns, grenades and bombs attacked a prison in northwest Pakistan, freeing more than 250 prisoners, including 25 “dangerous terrorists,” officials said. The militants killed six policemen,…

Investors look to Fed for further clues on rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve offers its latest word on interest rates this week, few think it will telegraph the one thing investors have been most eager to know: When it will slow its bond purchases,…

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2013. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1863, American automaker Henry Ford was born in Dearborn Township, Mich. On this…

It’s turtle-nesting season in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — It’s turtle-nesting season in Florida, when sea turtles lay their eggs and hatchlings head for the water. A number of parks, beaches and conservation groups around the state run programs where nature-lovers can learn about…

Bus on Bieber tour in border pot bust

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. border agents found marijuana on a bus with singer Justin Bieber’s tour as it crossed into Detroit from Windsor, Canada. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/18O0eS3) that U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ken…

Dual bids to recall San Diego mayor get underway

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dueling efforts to recall Mayor Bob Filner came into sharp relief Monday as the leader of the nation’s eighth-largest city ignored mounting calls to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment. The recall drives began…
Cambridge Ave. Fire

Crews battle fires

Firefighters worked to contain two fires that started within minutes of each other on Youngstown's South Side.…

Ala. pilgrimage to honor slain civil rights worker

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A civil rights activist who died shielding a black teenage girl from a white gunman in central Alabama in 1965 will be remembered Aug. 10 with a pilgrimage in the town where the shooting…
Columbiana County Fair

County fair opens in Lisbon

The 168th Columbiana County Fair is officially open for business at the fairgrounds in Lisbon. …
Yell for the Well

Music fest to help Haitians

A Canfield High School senior is spearheading a project to purchase a water well for a part of Haiti damaged by the 2010 earthquake.…

Familiar cast as US launches new Mideast peace bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a cast of characters that has presided over numerous failed Middle East peace efforts, the Obama administration launched a fresh bid Monday to pull Israel and the Palestinians into substantive negotiations. Despite words of…

Crime novelist Leighton Gage dies from cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — A crime novelist whose books were inspired by Brazilian law enforcement has died. Leighton Gage was 71. His daughter Melina Gage Ratcliffe says he died Friday evening at his home in Ocala, Fla., from…

Police: Woman arrested in DC cathedral vandalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday after green paint was found splattered inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral, and police were investigating her in connection with two similar incidents on the National Mall, authorities…