IG: Problems in US justice program in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — An award made to an organization to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan does not appear to contain basic provisions that would allow the State Department to ensure proper oversight of a project expected…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 25, the 206th day of 2013. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 1963, the United States, the Soviet Union and Britain initialed a treaty in…

AP PHOTOS: Crowds turn out for pope despite rain

It was a rainy day, but the Roman Catholic faithful turned out in droves for Pope Francis on Wednesday. He started the day in the town of Aparecida, to attend Mass at the mammoth Basilica of the Shrine…

Wildfire near Lander, Wyo., 47 percent contained

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters are making some progress against a wildfire burning near about 50 summer homes in Wyoming. The 3-square-mile Fairfield Fire was 47 percent contained Wednesday night as crews patrolled containment lines around the blaze…

Private memorial service held for Asiana victims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The victims of the Asiana Airlines crash are being remembered with a memorial service south of San Francisco. A spokesman for Mayor Ed Lee says he attended Wednesday’s private service in Colma for the…

Homicide trial set for Indian actor Salman Khan

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian movie star Salman Khan will face trial next month on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago. One man was killed and four people were injured when…

Mexico’s drug war boils over again in Michoacan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s rough western state of Michoacan, producer of avocados and waves of migrants, is proving just as painful a thorn in the side of President Enrique Pena Nieto as it was for his predecessor,…
Columbiana County EF-O tornado

Tornado hit Col. County

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-O tornado touched down Tuesday in extreme northeast Carroll County and ended just inside the Columbiana County line. …

Imax, Chinese partner plan 120 new cinemas

BEIJING (AP) — Imax and a Chinese partner plan to open up to 120 giant-screen cinemas in China’s fast-growing film market. Imax Corp. and Wanda Cinema Line Corp., Asia’s biggest cinema operator, said Thursday the agreement will make…
Wells Building

Wells Building will be renovated

Update City Council approved a development agreement for a proposed $4 million renovation of the old Wells Building, at 201 W. Federal St. …

Mexico leader to have thyroid nodule removed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s office says he will undergo surgery next week to remove a thyroid nodule. A Wednesday statement from the office says the president will have the operation at the Central…
motorcycle ax

Man dies from injuries

Nicholas Cost, 56, of Warren, died Monday from complications associated with a motorcycle crash earlier this month. …

SC denies requests to rehear adoption case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday refused to rehear a case involving a South Carolina couple’s attempts to adopt a girl of Cherokee heritage, setting up a family court action — and potentially a…

Recent deadly train derailments in Europe

At least 40 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…

Motorist faces trial in electrocution deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aman Samsonian was speeding, passing cars and driving in a left-turn lane in a rush to get to the gym before he executed a turn and crashed into an electrical pole and fire hydrant,…
texting while driving

Does texting law do enough?

It's only a secondary offense for adults, which means an officer can only cite a driver for it if they pull them over for another reason. Because of that, police have not issued very many citations since the law took effect earlier this year. …

Ohio teen gave birth to baby found dead in car

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says a 17-year-old told officers that she was the one who gave birth to a baby whose remains were found in a box in the trunk of a car at…

Spectator banned from Jackson trial over photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has confiscated the phone of a spectator at the civil trial over Michael Jackson’s death after he snapped a photo in a courthouse hallway that includes jurors hearing the case. Bailiffs ordered…