Review: Conspiracies abound in ‘Hidden Order’

“Hidden Order: A Thriller” (Atria/Emily Bestler Books), by Brad Thor An organization more secretive than the FBI, the CIA or the NSA takes center stage in Brad Thor’s latest adventure featuring former Secret Service agent Scot Harvath. Harvath,…

US state has Defense Dept’s most powerful computer

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says a supercomputer up and running at an Ohio base is the most powerful in the entire Department of Defense. Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base introduced the computer Monday…

Univision cancels talk show hosted by ‘Piolin’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Univision Radio Network’s nationally syndicated Spanish-language program “Piolin por la Manana” has been canceled. Univision spokeswoman Monica Talan confirmed the cancellation in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Univision didn’t release the…

APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official probed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, The…

Attorneys for fund head Cohen refute SEC charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for hedge-fund manager Steven A. Cohen are disputing federal civil charges that he failed to prevent insider trading at SAC Capital Advisors, saying he didn’t read an email at the center of the allegations.…

Iran: US, Israel not invited to inauguration

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Israel have not been invited to attend the Aug. 4 inauguration of the country’s president-elect. Spokesman Abbas Araghchi told a press conference Tuesday that leaders…

200 in 4 states had unidentified stomach bug

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 people in at least four states have come down with a stomach bug that could be linked to foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease Control says the cyclospora infection causing diarrhea and…

Ohio has Defense Dept’s most powerful computer

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says a supercomputer up and running at an Ohio base is the most powerful in the entire Department of Defense. Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base introduced the computer Monday…

French lawmaker on defensive over Hitler reference

PARIS (AP) — A French lawmaker is defending himself against accusations that he told a group of Gypsies he wished the Nazis had killed more members of the minority during World War II. Gilles Bourdouleix, a member of…

UN Security Council to meet Syria opposition group

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain is organizing an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday so members can exchange views with senior leaders of Syria’s main opposition group. Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said Tuesday…

FBI: Tribal leader admitted to personal purchases

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has prevented prosecutors from showing jurors in a theft trial a photo of the large house of a former chairman of the tribe that owns Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino. Michael…

South Sudan to shut down oil industry next week

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s oil minister said Tuesday the country would shut down its oil production by next week ahead of the deadline Sudan set for companies in its territory to stop receiving South Sudan’s…
Gay Marriage Rally Held at YSU

Judge rules for gay couple

A federal judge has ruled in favor of two Ohio men who want their out-of-state marriage recognized as one of them nears death.…

Poster campaign launched in Germany to find Nazis

BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center is launching a poster campaign in several German cities hoping to track down the last surviving Nazi war criminals not yet brought to justice. Some 2,000 posters depicting the entrance gate…

Incoming BSO director sidelined by concussion

BOSTON (AP) — The incoming director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood after suffering a concussion following a freak accident in Germany. Mark Volpe, the orchestra’s managing director, said Monday that Andris…

Students ask feds to probe USC rape investigations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California students have filed a federal complaint alleging the school ignored or mishandled sexual assault and rape cases. Students who alleged they were raped held a news conference on Monday announcing…

Johannesburg loses eatery with star-studded past

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The name of the South African restaurant means “the back of beyond,” but it was the place to be in its heyday, drawing Nelson Mandela and other global figures who perused a menu of ostrich…

Stock market ends mixed after uneven earnings news

NEW YORK (AP) — A mix of good and bad earnings reports from big companies kept the stock market treading water in early trading Tuesday. China’s pledge to maintain its economic growth also helped. As of 10 a.m.,…

FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription. All of…
warren police car

Two robbed in Warren

Two men told police they were robbed by two men at gunpoint in Warren late Monday and early Tuesday.…