FAA investigates aborted landing in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after an Alaska Airlines jet was told to abort its landing because another plane crossed the runway. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says an air traffic controller had Flight…
Heavy rains in Lawrence County

High water closes road

High water from the drenching rains closed a road for a short time in Taylor Township Monday evening. …
Thalia Ave. crash

One injured in car accident

Police and fire departments responded to an accident on Youngstown's South Side Monday evening. …

Congress to weigh limits on surveillance programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation that would cut off funds for the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and impose limits on their operations. The chamber’s Rules Committee voted late Monday to allow…

Six Flags investigating roller-coaster death

DALLAS (AP) — Nearly a dozen people reported being injured in the last five years while riding the Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death last week, though the most serious injuries appear to…

Man accused of threatening anchors over coverage

PHOENIX (AP) — A New York man has been arrested on allegations that he made threats on Twitter against two Turner Broadcasting anchors who angered him with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial, Arizona authorities said Monday.…

Court stops Dallas suburb’s immigrant renters law

DALLAS (AP) — A federal appeals court again has stopped a Dallas suburb from enforcing a law that bans immigrants in the United States without legal permission from renting apartments. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in…

Indians ask Chile justices to reverse Barrick’s OK

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s Diaguita Indians are asking the country’s supreme court to require the world’s largest gold mining company to prepare a new environmental impact study for an $8.5 billion mine that straddles the mountaintop border…

Man charged with firing shots at Missouri church

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of firing two shots inside a southern Missouri church before he was tackled faces first-degree assault and other charges. Forty-eight-year-old Earnest Smith of Hartville was charged Monday. No attorney is…

Democrat Michelle Nunn enters Ga.’s US Senate race

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn says she is running for the U.S. Senate from Georgia in 2014. Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia, said Monday evening that she is seeking the…

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. The Boston Globe reported (http://bo.st/1aF1Ydz ) that Andris Nelsons recently…

Full dinosaur tail excavated in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican paleontologists say they have uncovered 50 vertebrae believed to be a full dinosaur tail in the northern desert of Coahuila state. The National Institute of Anthropology and History says the tail is about…

Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart…

MLB star Ryan Braun suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the first penalty from baseball’s investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic…

Official: 10 hurt as landing gear collapses at NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say the nose gear of a plane landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport collapsed as the aircraft touched down on the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed safely and no…

Purdue profs blast Daniels on academic freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of Purdue University professors questioned their new school president’s commitment to academic freedom Monday following the release of emails showing that as governor Mitch Daniels tried to keep a liberal historian’s textbook out of…

Church, junior high help out Moore, Okla., schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School officials in the Oklahoma city of Moore say students whose schools were destroyed in the deadly May tornado will attend classes next month in a refurbished junior high school building and a local…

Former school counselor pleads in heroin case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Catholic high school guidance counselor has pleaded guilty to drug and fraud charges. Under the plea deal reached Monday 36-year-old Kelly……

‘The Conjuring’ tops box office with $41.9M

“R.I.P.D.” was dead on arrival at the box office. Sony’s ghost-busting crime caper starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges opened in seventh place with $12.7 million, while the Warner Bros. haunted house thriller “The Conjuring” spooked up $41.9…
Market Street CCA signs

Market Street Revitalization

For more than a decade, a Youngstown association has been focused on rehabilitating a two-mile stretch of Market Street, from the bridge in downtown Youngstown to Indianola Avenue on the South Side. …