Obama’s remarks on race resonate with many

MIAMI (AP) — When President Barack Obama told the nation on Friday that slain black teenager Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago, many black Americans across the nation nodded their head in silent understanding. Like…
WaterFire Sharon

Preps intensify for WaterFire

Friday night was a practice run for WaterFire Sharon, which will take place Aug. 3 as part of a Sharon art festival. …

Boat rolls backward at Ohio amusement park; 7 hurt

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — All seven people injured when a boat on a ride at an Ohio amusement park accidentally rolled backward down a hill have been treated and sent home. Th……
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Niles festivities in full swing

The Eastwood Rib Fest returns, and the Lady of Mount Carmel Festival in Niles were in full swing Friday night.…
Campbell decoy cruiser

Decoy cruiser targets speeders

A cruiser parked at the intersection of Coitsville Road and 12th Street is actually a decoy car, which is an idea the Campbell police chief came across when researching cost effective ways to cut down speeding.…

Woman dies while riding Six Flags roller coaster

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A woman has died while riding an amusement park roller coaster in North Texas. The incident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. A statement issued by park…

Truck hits car, sends it over Md.’s Bay Bridge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A collision involving a tractor-trailer and two vehicles sent a car and its driver over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and down 40 feet into the water on Friday night, but the…

Boat rolls backward at Ohio amusement park; 7 hurt

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A boat on a ride at an Ohio amusement park has accidentally rolled backward down a hill, injuring all seven people on it. The Cedar Point amusement park says operators stopped the Shoot the…

Cannonball could have been shot into Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A day after workers unearthed a cannonball from a construction site in downtown Atlanta, an expert on the American Civil War said there are at least two possible scenarios for how it got there. The…

Hawaii court rules in case of woman’s duct death

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu mall had an obligation to care for a pregnant woman after she got stuck in an exhaust duct at the shopping center in 2005 and later died, even if she was trespassing on…

Hank Aaron’s Atlanta home burglarized while away

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are investigating the burglary of baseball great Hank Aaron’s Atlanta home while he and his wife Billye were away. A police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1dKoZeG ) says the 79-year-old Aaron…
Canfield Little League

Canfield LL drops tournament finale

Canfield's 8 & under little league team lost to Butler, 10-2, on Thursday night in the Championship game of the Boardman tournament…

Andie MacDowell stars in Hallmark Channel show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andie MacDowell says she hesitated when she was offered a chance to star in a new Hallmark Channel series. MacDowell was eager to work on the drama, “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,” based on novelist…

Murder charge in Wash. state drive-by shooting

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and drive-by shooting in what authorities describe as a night of random shooting around Snohomish County. Snohomish County prosecutors say 27-year-old…

Rapper Kanye West scuffles with paparazzi at LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating a scuffle between rapper Kanye West and a cameraman at Los Angeles International Airport, where paparazzi are known to lurk in hopes of snapping shots of celebrities. LAX Police Sgt. Steve…

Saturday, July 27

Today is Saturday, July 27, the 208th day of 2013. There are 157 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1563 – French army regains Le Havre, France, where English garrison is stricken with…

FAA wants Dreamliner transmitters inspected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines should inspect the emergency locator transmitters of all Boeing 787 “Dreamliners,” the Federal Aviation Administration urged Friday following a fire earlier in the week aboard one of the airliners while parked at London’s Heathrow…

Ex-San Fran crime tech sentenced in cocaine case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco crime lab technician at the center of a scandal that resulted in hundreds of drug cases being dropped has been sentenced to home confinement on a cocaine charge. Deborah Madden…

‘Game of Thrones’ pays tribute to dead characters

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s wasn’t hard for “Game of Thrones” to say goodbye to several characters at Comic-Con. The panel for the fantasy HBO series kicked off Friday with an “in memoriam” segment set to Boyz II…