Congress members head to NYC for immigration tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress debates immigration legislation, members of the House and Senate embark Thursday on a weekend tour of immigration-related sites in New York City, with stops at Ellis Island and at a naturalization ceremony. Around…

US disappointed in Yemen journalist’s release

CAIRO (AP) — The United States expressed disappointment Wednesday in the release of a Yemeni journalist who rights groups say was detained because of his reporting on al-Qaida and alleged U.S. complicity in attacks in Yemen. Abdelela Shayie…

NY regulators query 20 reinsurers about Iran ties

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s financial regulators asked 20 more reinsurance companies Wednesday for information about business with Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions, including measures they’ve taken to ensure they don’t underwrite prohibited shipping. The Department…

GOP signals it will oppose nominees to key court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week after the Senate hashed out a compromise for approving seven of President Barack Obama’s nominees to run government departments, agencies and boards, Republicans on Wednesday signaled their opposition to Obama’s plan for…

Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service…

Lowe not fazed by O’Reilly ‘Killing Kennedy’ link

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Rob Lowe, who has publicly aligned himself with the Democratic party in the past, says it was not a concern to take on a TV movie adaptation of Fox News pundit and conservative…

Analysis: A volatile summer for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — On and off screen, it’s been a bruising summer for Hollywood. Every weekend, the multiplex has been under siege like it has rarely been before. One after another, they have come: Big-budget, globe-trotting blockbusters…
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5 indicted on firearms charges

Five Valley men have been indicted for being felons in possession of firearms or ammunition.…
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Another well coming to Lordstown

Trumbull County Commissioners approved another road use maintenance agreement for a well site in Lordstown. …

Dule Hill to join Broadway’s ‘After Midnight’

NEW YORK (AP) — Dule Hill will be tapping into his dancing roots when he joins Broadway’s “After Midnight,” a musical celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Wednesday the actor…

2 killed when lightning hits Ariz. scenic overlook

FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — Two people were killed and a boy injured when lightning struck near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say the names of the man and woman who died were being…

Hezbollah chief: EU yielded to US, Israeli will

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Wednesday ridiculed a European Union decision to place the group’s military wing on a terror list, accusing the body of capitulating to U.S. and Israeli pressures by blacklisting it.…

Cuban baseball players’ matchup in Miami goes awry

MIAMI (AP) — It was the baseball game many Cubans thought might never happen: Players on both sides of the Florida Straits, separated through the years by defections and exile, reunited on the same field before a joyful…

Sheriff: SC killer randomly targeted sex offender

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man targeted a sex offender at random, killed him and his wife and later told deputies he planned to kill others on the state’s sex registry, authorities said Wednesday. Jeremy Moody…

Ex-leader of Conn. casino tribe convicted of theft

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former chairman of the tribe that owns Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino was convicted Wednesday of stealing about $100,000 from his Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to pay for limousine service trips for his…

Pope says he’ll be back to Brazil in 2017

APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Pope Francis says he’ll be coming back to Brazil in 2017. The pope spoke to Catholic pilgrims moments after saying Mass at the shrine of the country’s patron saint in the city of Aparecida…

Review: Only Jackman makes ‘Wolverine’ interesting

Don’t get us wrong. We don’t mean to take anything away from the more substantial qualities of “The Wolverine,” a fairly satisfying if not stellar installment in the saga of the famous mutant that Hugh Jackman’s been playing…

Boy buried by Indiana sand dune leaves hospital

CHICAGO (AP) — A 6-year-old Illinois boy who survived being buried by a sand dune has been released from the hospital, less than two weeks after the accident in Indiana. Officials say Nathan Woessner (WAYZ’-ner) of Sterling was…