Moonshine moves out of the hills and into stores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tim Smith, the clandestine star of Discovery’s unexpected reality hit “Moonshiners,” doesn’t have anything against the growing legion of legal distillers who are plying their brands at your local liquor store. He just doesn’t…

What’s a tourist to do on a Sunday in Paris?

PARIS (AP) — A great debate rages in France over whether more shops should open on Sundays. In the meantime, here are some ideas of what to do in Paris on a day when much is closed: —…
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Oh Wow! is growing

Oh Wow! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology in Youngstown is planning a 3,000 square foot expansion. …

Marc Anthony reminds people he’s American, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently, some people need to be reminded that Marc Anthony is an American. The New York-born singer of Puerto Rican descent touted his roots on “Live with Kelly and Michael” on Thursday after some…

Curiosity rover confirms Martian air is mostly CO2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars’ air: It’s made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases. The measurements by the most advanced spacecraft to land on the red planet closely match what…

Astronaut: Flooded helmet felt like fishbowl

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The astronaut whose helmet flooded during a spacewalk says he now knows what it feels like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Italian Luca Parmitano said in a TV interview Thursday that…

Lt. Gen. Berry, West Point chief in ’70s, dies

Sidney Berry led men into combat in two wars and was wounded in both conflicts, yet the most trying period the highly decorated officer faced in a distinguished Army career occurred during his stint as head of the…
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Harding football preview

Harding won 9 games in a row last year to make their 9th appearance in the OHSAA playoffs.…

Fantasia eyes Broadway in Duke Ellington show

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino will star in the Broadway-bound “After Midnight,” a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Thursday that Barrino, last seen on…

Palestinian leaders undecided on Kerry proposal

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A high-level meeting of senior Palestinian leaders has ended without a decision on Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest peace proposal. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas convened the gathering after a lengthy meeting with…

Stars react to nominations for 65th Emmy Awards

Stars react to the nominations for the 65th annual Emmy Awards, announced Thursday at television academy headquarters in Los Angeles: — “It just goes to show you — good things happen to bad people.” — Jimmy Kimmel, on…

Iowa governor calls agent’s firing ‘fair and just’

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says the firing of a veteran criminal investigator was a “fair and just” decision that had nothing to do with his complaint about Branstad’s speeding vehicle. Branstad on Thursday…

King Richard III to get $1.5 million burial

LONDON (AP) — He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king. British officials say they will spend 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) interring the 15th-century ruler,…

Seen and heard at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego: ___ NO JOKER; SUPERMAN THIS YEAR Keiran Castillo, 21, opted for a Superman outfit for this year’s Comic-Con, eschewing his favorite…

Colo. gun-rights rally called ‘slap in the face’

DENVER (AP) — A gun-rights group denies it’s being insensitive by scheduling a rally in the same park where another group plans to the read names of gun violence victims on the anniversary of the Colorado theater shootings.…

Parents of Trayvon Martin to join Saturday vigils

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s parents plan to participate in separate vigils Saturday. Martin’s mother and her son, Sybrina Sabrina and Jahvaris Fulton, will join Al Sharpton outside New York Police Department headquarters. Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, is…

SBA head leaving; no successor nominated

NEW YORK (AP) — Small Business Administration head Karen Mills is leaving the agency at the end of August although her successor has not yet been nominated. Mills, who had announced in February that she planned to resign,…

Reputed Boston crime boss faces once-loyal crony

BOSTON (AP) — James “Whitey” Bulger and his former partner faced each other for the first time in nearly two decades Thursday, when Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi took the stand at Bulger’s racketeering trial and told of their…

Perry signs sweeping Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the state’s clinics that provide the procedure, a final step for the Republican-backed measure after weeks of sometimes…