Zimbabwe PM: No trust in free and fair poll

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Monday he doesn’t trust the nation’s state electoral body to conduct free and fair elections on Wednesday and called for their resignation. Speaking to more than 50,000 supporters…

Time Warner drops CBS, then halts decision

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A dispute with Time Warner Cable was unresolved as a deadline loomed involving the availability of stations in three major markets, CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves said Monday. If it’s not settled,…

Funeral, processions honor fallen Vegas officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dozens of police motorcycles drove two-by-two down the Las Vegas Strip, leading the flag-draped coffin of a search-and-rescue officer past massive electronic casino marquees bearing his photo. The procession was the first of a…

Congresswoman’s baby born without kidneys

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s first child has survived two weeks after birth despite a pregnancy problem that is usually fatal. Herrara Beutler (BUT’-ler) announced Monday that her daughter, Abigail Rose Beutler, was born…

Pa. row house collapse injures 2 babies, 6 others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A row house collapse Monday severely damaged neighboring houses and hurt eight people, including a baby and a critically injured contractor. The collapse happened shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at an unoccupied home being remodeled…

Gulf ‘dead zone’ above average but not near record

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This summer’s low-oxygen “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is bigger than average, but doesn’t approach record-size as scientists had predicted. Scientists led by Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium say…

Fatal shooting of young Toronto man sparks outrage

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s police chief said Monday multiple investigations are looking into the circumstances surrounding the police shooting of an armed man in an empty streetcar that was caught on video. The shooting, posted on YouTube, has…

Thumbnails of Israeli, Palestinian negotiators

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli and Palestinian delegates sitting down for preliminary peace talks in Washington are veterans of on-and-off negotiations that began more than two decades ago. The chief Palestinian negotiator has joked that he has spent…

2 more plead guilty in truck-stop chain probe

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two more members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff have pleaded guilty to defrauding customers at the truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill…

Bernanke to give deposition in AIG bailout lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can be questioned in a lawsuit against the government filed by the former head of American International Group Inc. It is rare for a…

Court dismisses 1 charge against Tunisian feminist

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The defense lawyer for the Tunisian member of Ukrainian women’s group Femen says one of the charges against her client has been dismissed. Leila Ben Debba said that the court Monday tossed out the…

Trayvon Martin’s mother: Repeal stand-ground law

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and a prominent black lawyers’ organization are keeping up the pressure for repeal of “stand your ground” self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton joined the call Monday…

Child prostitution: Raids rescue 105 young people

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 American cities, the FBI said Monday. The victims, almost all girls, range…

Philadelphia row house collapses

The collapse happened late Monday morning in the middle of a block of connected brick homes. Police say witnesses report hearing an explosion.

Dead fans keep on truckin’ at summer festivals

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Gathering of the Vibes festival raises some challenging aesthetic questions: Among them, is it possible for a 1960s veteran with a long ponytail to wear tie-dyed shirt, shorts and socks without looking slightly…
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Man dies after shooting

The 39-year-old man who was shot Saturday on Youngstown’s East Side has died.…
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YSU tabbed fifth in MVFC poll

Offensive lineman Chris Elkins was named preseason All-MVFC, the league announced on Monday.…

Celeb birthdays for the week of Aug. 4-10

Aug. 4: Singer Frankie Ford is 74. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 69. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 58. Actress Kym Karath (“The Sound of Music”) is 55. Actress Lauren Tom (“Joy Luck Club,” ”Men in Trees”) is 54.…

Bryce Pinkham joins ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ on B’way

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Pinkham has nobly decided to join “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” on Broadway. Producers said Monday that Pinkham will star opposite Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays when the musical begins performances on…