Olbermann says he’s all about sports now

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Keith Olbermann isn’t planning to talk politics on his new late-night sports show, although he will make an exception for a certain New York mayoral candidate. Asked about Anthony Weiner’s new sexting scandal…

Spain official says train accident leaves 35 dead

MADRID (AP) — Spanish official Alberto Nunez Feijoo says that at least 35 people have died after a passenger train derailed in the northwest of the country. Feijoo, regional government president of northwestern Galicia, told Cadena SER radio…

Ships to guard Copacabana Beach for pope’s Mass

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Defense Ministry says four navy ships will watch over Copacabana beach when Pope Francis celebrates Mass there Friday. The ships will cruise the length of the famed beach checking boats near where Francis…

Kate applauded for not hiding new mommy tummy

NEW YORK (AP) — As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge’s post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump…

Panel: More than 220,000 dead in Colombia conflict

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A much-awaited report by a Colombian government-created historical commission says the country’s long internal conflict has claimed at least 220,000 lives since 1958, with civilian noncombatants accounting for more than four of every five…
posta service cuts

Postal proposal draws critics

The latest money-saving proposal by the U.S. Postal Service is to eliminate door-to-door delivery by 2015 in favor of cluster boxes. …
Trumbull flooding cleanup

Cleanup begins after flooding

Residents in Trumbull County began the long process of cleaning up after Tuesday’s storms. …

Spain passenger train derails, killing at least 40

MADRID (AP) — A train traveling in northwestern Spain derailed Wednesday night, toppling passenger cars on their sides and leaving at least one torn open as smoke rose into the air. It was not immediately clear how many…

NYC council OKs National Tennis Center expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council has approved plans for a $500 million expansion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. The council voted 47-1 Wednesday to expand the site of the…

Last hospitalized marathon victim heads home

BOSTON (AP) — The last hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing victim went home Wednesday, exactly 100 days after the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Marc Fucarile lost his right leg above the knee, broke…

Egypt imposes toughest Gaza restrictions in years

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt’s new government has imposed the toughest border restrictions on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in years, sealing smuggling tunnels, blocking most passenger traffic and causing millions of dollars in economic losses. Some…

Woman drives car into creek at W. Pa. golf course

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rescue crews were called after an elderly woman drove her car into a golf course creek near Pittsburgh. Police say the woman was at the golf course to pl……

Survey: States sticking with Common Core standards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Education officials in most of the states that have adopted Common Core standards say they will go forward with the benchmarks for reading, writing and math despite objections, according to a survey released…

Ohio gov.: No clemency despite prosecutor’s plea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor rejected clemency Wednesday for a condemned Cleveland killer who stabbed his victim 17 times, overruling a rare plea for mercy from the prosecutor overseeing his case and support from nearly half of…

Pilot Flying J revises class action settlement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has revised a class action settlement that some trucking companies had criticized as a bad deal. The original settlement,…

AP: Lawyer says NH teen disappearance plea coming

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who allegedly lied to police about the disappearance of a University of New Hampshire sophomore last fall says she will plead guilty to all charges connected to her death.…
Ox Roast money

Commissioners support ox roast and parks employee

A Trumbull County Metro Parks employee was honored and a local church received a check from county employees at the Trumbull County Commissioner's meeting on Wednesday. …

Some kingly history behind Prince George’s name

LONDON (AP) — In choosing to call their first child George Alexander Louis, Prince William and his wife, Kate, selected a first name steeped in British history. While “George” means farmer and earth worker — not trades typically…

Last hospitalized marathon victim heads home

BOSTON (AP) — The last hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing victim went home Wednesday, exactly 100 days after the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Marc Fucarile lost his right leg above the knee, broke…