Criticism alters US drone program in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has drastically scaled back the number of drone attacks against militants in Pakistan and limited strikes to high-value targets in response to growing criticism of the program in this country. Those actions…

Speed may have caused deadly train wreck in Spain

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Excessive speed may have been the cause of yesterday’s train derailment in Spain that left 80 people dead. A passenger tells a radio station that the train “traveled very fast” just before…

Hamas closes 2 media offices in Gaza for criticism

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas rulers in this Palestinian territory have shuttered two Arab media bureaus over their coverage of Gaza’s Islamist leaders. Hamas Attorney General Ismail Jaber told The Associated Press Thursday that he closed…
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Less slots planned

Declining revenues for Penn National Gaming’s casinos and racinos have caused the company to scale back the number of slot machines at the racino in Austintown set to open next year.…

Univision says ‘Piolin’ agreed to leave radio show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Univision Radio says Spanish-language talk show host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo agreed to leave the network after a decade-long run that won him national fame. Univision said in a statement Thursday that Sotelo broadcast his…

Jimmy Fallon talks new-fatherhood on ‘Late Night’

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t quite a royal proclamation, but Jimmy Fallon shared the name of his family’s new addition: Winnie Rose. Fallon joked in his “Late Night” monologue Wednesday that he hasn’t had a chance to…

Feds keep northwest Ohio flood plan afloat

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Officials in northwest Ohio who are pushing for the completion of a flood control study got a lot less money than they wanted from the federal govern……
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Former mayor, 102, dies

A former six-term Struthers mayor died at the age of 102 on Wednesday.…
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Police looking for shooter

East Liverpool police are searching for a man they believe shot someone on Wednesday.…

Official: Body falls from Air France jet in Niger

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The body of a suspected stowaway fell from an Air France plane over Niger on Thursday and was discovered lifeless in a western suburb of the capital, Niamey, officials said. A resident of the…

‘Cloud Atlas’ author is rare novelist-translator

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest book project for “Cloud Atlas” novelist David Mitchell was released in England this summer to excellent reviews and strong sales, reaching the top 10 on Amazon.com. “The Reason I Jump,” coming out…

Aubrey Plaza looks fear in the face in new comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Aubrey Plaza had to overcome a few fears in the R-rated comedy “The To Do List” — including doing a number of hilariously awkward sex scenes. But the 29-year-old actress says she’s anything…

Florida removes all references to Aaron Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University Athletic Association says it’s removing all references of Aaron Hernandez in and around the football stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville. A statement released Thursday morning says the organization “didn’t…

Remains of WWII airman from NY ID’d in S. Pacific

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a World War II airman have been identified and will be returned to his upstate New York hometown for burial, nearly 70 years after his plane and two others slammed into…

Feds charge hedge fund SAC Capital in NY case

NEW YORK (AP) — The hedge fund operated by embattled billionaire Steven A. Cohen was hit with white-collar criminal charges Thursday that accused the fund of making hundreds of millions of dollars illegally, and a related government lawsuit…

Small plane crashes into house in central Indiana

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a house in a central Indiana, injuring two people who were on the plane. Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze says the crash happened Thursday morning in a…
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Salem man charged in thefts

A Salem man is facing charges for stealing 30 catalytic converters from an auto salvage yard in Little Beaver Township.…