DIGITS: 63 percent back path to citizenship

Poll after poll show that a majority of Americans favor allowing immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to remain here legally and, further, to apply for citizenship. But the level of support for changes in immigration laws varies…

Dallas suburb’s renting ordinance blocked

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas suburb’s law banning immigrants who are in the United States without legal permission from renting has once again been blocked by a court. In the latest ruling on a series of laws targeting…

Ex-partner accuses Bulger of pedophilia in trial

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, the former partner of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, is expected to face tough questions from Bulger’s lawyers after he acknowledged participating in sex acts with the daughter of his longtime…

Soul-searching in Cleveland after 3 slayings

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The soul-searching has begun in and around Cleveland — again — as the chilling details emerge from the latest missing-women case to send a shiver through the metropolitan area. A registered sex offender…

NYC airport fully reopens after jet’s hard landing

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials were hoping to have both runways at LaGuardia Airport up and fully functional after the collapse of a plane’s front landing gear sent it skidding along the tarmac and caused a temporary suspension…

Bus ride across Pakistan brings lost boys home

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — The boy remembered a garage where he used to help his uncle repair motorbikes. Walking home one night, he got lost and was picked up by the police. Now, more than six years later,…

Amis, Rushdie and McEwan appear together in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Put Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan on a stage and expect a night of high art and school boy humor, of reading, writing and Christopher Hitchens. And hysterical sex. The three literary…

Bus, truck collision on busy Thai highway kills 19

BANGKOK (AP) — A double-decker passenger bus caught fire after colliding with a truck on one of Thailand’s busiest highways early Tuesday, killing 19 people and injuring 23, authorities said. The bus drivers and most of the passengers…

Pope all smiles as Brazilians swarm his car in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis wants to ignite the passion of Roman Catholics for their faith while on his first international trip, and the boisterous, sometimes frenzied welcome he got on his first day in Rio…

India, China hold talks to resolve border dispute

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials from India and China have begun talks to resolve a longstanding border dispute against the backdrop of recent flare-ups of tension between the two Asian giants over their de facto boundary in the…

AP Exclusive: NKorea halts rocket launch-pad work

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An eight-month construction standstill at a North Korean site meant to launch bigger and better long-range rockets may signal Pyongyang is slowing or even stopping development of larger rockets, according to a new…

Study: Grants, scholarships top financial aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents are picking up less of their children’s college costs while grants and scholarships now have the top role in paying the bills, according to a report released Tuesday by loan giant Sallie Mae. Since…

AP PHOTOS: Francis begins first trip home as pope

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday to begin a weeklong visit to participate in the World Youth Day festival. After making a no-frills flight on a charter jet from Italy, the pontiff got a rousing,…

Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names

LONDON (AP) — Bookies cashed in big Monday as thousands of Britons placed bets on what Prince William and his wife, Kate, would name their newborn child. Ladbrokes took 50,000 bets in the hours after the Duchess of…

Mexico artist who made clay migrants dead at 49

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Alejandro Santiago, a Mexican artist who filled the streets of his hometown with clay figures to represent the migrants who left for the United States, died Monday. He was 49. Santiago died of a…
Struthers Convent

New use for old building

Struthers City Council is set to vote on a zoning change this week that could create a new use for an unused building. …

Bus, truck collision on busy Thai highway kills 19

BANGKOK (AP) — Police say 19 people were killed and at least 20 were injured when a double-decker passenger bus caught fire after a vehicle collision on one of Thailand’s busiest highways. Police Lt. Assavathep Chantanaree says an…

Woman survives plunge off Bay Bridge after crash

SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who survived a plunge off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after a crash says she swam to safety after deciding she didn’t want to die. Maryland Transportation Authority Police say Morgan…

Hearing for Hernandez associate pushed back

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A pre-trial hearing for a man charged as an accessory to murder in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been rescheduled. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter said the…

5 killed, 7 wounded in attack in western Mexico

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — At least five people were killed and seven were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a group of community self-defense members gathered Monday on a plaza in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said.…