US, EU urge calm after S Sudan political upheaval

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United States and Europe are urging political leaders in South Sudan to maintain calm after the president dismissed his vice president and entire cabinet. The EU delegation to South Sudan on Thursday…

Train derails at Port of Tampa, spilling ethanol

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida are using foam to clean up ethanol that leaked from a CSX train that derailed at the Port of Tampa. Tampa Fire Rescue officials say 15 rail cars derailed early Thursday.…
Powers Way accident

1 injured in crash

A man was injured after crashing the car he was driving on Youngstown's South Side.…

At 112, NY man is world’s oldest; oldest woman 115

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York is the world’s oldest man, according to Guinness World Records Ltd. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when…

Recent deadly train accidents in Europe

At least 77 are dead and 140 injured following a train derailment in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night. Here are some recent deadly train accidents in Europe. — July 12, 2013: Six people are killed and nearly 200…

Eldest son of Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The eldest son of Martin Luther King Jr. says civil rights are not dead in the United States, but that there are still many issues the country needs……

Sediment clogs wild natural gas well in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of a natural gas drilling rig aflame off of Louisiana’s coast said preparations were under way for the possible drilling of a relief well to divert gas from the site and bring…

UK recovery gains steam with 0.6 pct growth in Q2

LONDON (AP) — The British economy grew by 0.6 percent in the first quarter compared with the previous three months, amid strong performances from nearly all the country’s main industries. The increase in annual gross domestic product, as…

Militants in Iraq ambush truck convoy, kill 14

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants ambushed a truck convoy with Iraqi Shiites in a remote area in the country’s north and killed 14 drivers, police said Thursday, the latest in a series of brazen attacks aiming to further destabilize…

Europe court: Khodorkovsky case not political

PARIS (AP) — Europe’s top human rights court on Thursday dismissed claims that Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was prosecuted for political reasons, but said that parts of the trial against him were unfair. The Strasboug-based European Court of…

China plans to spend $275B to cut air pollution

BEIJING (AP) — A state newspaper says China will spend $275 billion to tackle air pollution over the next five years. The China Daily said Thursday the plan targets Beijing, the neighboring city of Tianjin and densely populated…

North Korea to put captured US spy ship on display

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If there was ever any doubt about what happened to the only U.S. Navy ship that is being held by a foreign government, North Korea has cleared it up. It’s in Pyongyang. And…

German economic survey points to modest growth

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German business optimism rose slightly more than expected in July, a closely watched survey revealed Thursday, the latest in a series of signals indicating moderate growth ahead for Europe’s biggest economy. The Ifo institute’s…

Japan concerned about Chinese military activity

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo expressed unease Thursday over Chinese military and maritime activity near disputed islands that Japan controls, as China defended a flight by one of its fighter jets near Japanese airspace. Japan had scrambled fighter jets…

Tropical Storm Dorian weakens some in Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian has gained some strength as it moves across the Atlantic, far from land. The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased to near 60 mph (95 kph) early Thursday. Dorian is centered about 700…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, July 25, 2013. A developing storm will roll out of the Rockies and into the Plains on Thursday, ushering active weather into the middle of the country. This active weather could be in…

Obama economic tour attracts low expectations

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s hard to find anyone who thinks President Barack Obama’s series of heavily promoted economic speeches will be the flash point that unclogs the system in Washington — including the president. A day after he…

Calif. judge to hear case of slain Iraqi-American

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A note found next to the Iraqi-American woman’s bludgeoned body read “Go back to your country, you terrorist,” sparking outrage from the large Iraqi community in this working-class city east of San Diego…

O.J. Simpson regrets going after memorabilia

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson goes before a Nevada parole panel Thursday to plead for leniency in his 2008 kidnapping and robbery case, but even a favorable decision won’t spring the former football star from prison.…

Rig owner eyes relief well to divert gas off coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of a natural gas drilling rig aflame off Louisiana’s coast says preparations are under way for the possible drilling of a relief well to divert gas from the site and bring the…