Security experts to test phone anti-theft locks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones. San…

Shareholders voting on $24.4 billion Dell buyout

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell shareholders are voting Thursday on founder Michael Dell’s plan to take the slumping computer maker private in hopes of engineering a turnaround away from Wall Street’s glare. In a sign that the…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, July 18, the 199th day of 2013. There are 166 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 18, 1863, during the Civil War, Union troops spearheaded by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer…

ESPY Awards List

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners at the 21st annual ESPY Awards presented Wednesday: Male Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat Female Athlete: Serena Williams Team: Miami Heat Coach-Manager: Rick Pitino, Louisville Cardinals Breakthrough Athlete: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers…

Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The zombies, superheroes, space aliens, pirates and time travelers taking over the streets of downtown San Diego can only mean one thing: Comic-Con is here! The 44th annual pop-culture extravaganza kicked off Wednesday with…

International custody case child returns to Sweden

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 3-year-old girl at the center of an international custody dispute boarded a plane to Sweden on Wednesday after a federal judge ruled that her mother was violating a treaty by keeping her…

$33,000 spent on sequestered jurors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — About $33,000 was spent to sequester the six female jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of any crime for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, according to details released Wednesday by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. The…

Youth brought to US illegally leave to test law

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three immigrant activists who were brought to the United States illegally as children plan to challenge immigration laws by traveling to Mexico and then trying to come back into the country. Under U.S. law,…
Youngstown park and recreation

Park commission reviewed

Youngstown City Council is considering cutting out the city's Park and Recreation Commission. …

Police beat reporter found dead in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in the southern state of Oaxaca says one of its police beat reporters has been found dead. El Imparcial newspaper condemned the killing of reporter Alberto Lopez, who was found Wednesday along…
MISSING-PERSON-LIGHTS Investigation

Missing man found

A man who was reported missing in Boardman has been found.…

NY claim: Food Network cheated reality show winner

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City resident has sued the Food Network, saying its reality show “Giving You the Business” wronged him by failing to award him a promised frozen yogurt franchise. Kris Herrera says in…

Shareholders voting on $24.4 billion Dell buyout

DALLAS (AP) — Dell Inc. is making a late push to win shareholder support for founder Michael Dell’s plan to take the slumping computer maker private, an indication that Thursday’s scheduled vote could be close. Supporters of the…

Court awards American Indian child to SC couple

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An American Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her, South Carolina’s highest court ruled…
Warren roads

Road resurfacing considered

The city of Warren is looking to secure $2.5 million to improve roads throughout the city. …

Woman found shot to death in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have identified the body of a woman found shot to death along a dead-end street in Pittsburgh. The Allegheny Cou……

Mexico checks for oil link to death of 250 rays

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities investigating the deaths of at least 250 rays found on a beach say they are studying whether work being done by the country’s national oil company in the Gulf of Mexico might…
POLICE-BODY-TAPE

Ex-Vegas prosecutor found dead after drug sentence

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former prosecutor-turned-fugitive who handled the high-profile drug cases of celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars has been found dead in his Las Vegas home. David Schubert recently completed a five-month stint in prison…

Ala. girl found in SUV pronounced dead

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Police in suburban Birmingham, Ala., say a 1-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in an SUV has died. Homewood police say the girl was found inside a white Lexus SUV Wednesday afternoon before being…

Obama honors Mandela on 95th birthday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say the world can honor Nelson Mandela by heeding his example and serving others. The Obamas are sending their wishes and prayers to the former South African…