Hopi tribe gets sacred mask purchased at auction

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A tribal rights organization says Hopi tribal officials have been presented with one of dozens of Native American sacred masks sold during an April auction in France that drew protests. Survival International spokeswoman Kayla…

Asylum requests from immigrants on the rise in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal Homeland Security document shows that requests for asylum in the United States have nearly quadrupled in the last five years. According to the document, a draft of congressional testimony for U.S. Citizenship and…

National Zoo taking no chances of another escape

WASHINGTON (AP) — A red panda’s escape and wanderings through residential sidewalks and backyards last month has prompted a new plan to inspect trees, bushes and other vegetation around every exhibit at the National Zoo. An investigation determined…

NY man pleads not guilty in Deen extortion plot

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to extort embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen. Federal court documents show Thomas George Paculis of Newfield, N.Y., appeared in Chatham County Superior…

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,112

As of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at least 2,112 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP…

Hagel: Top military brass to be cut 20 percent

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Defense secretary says his staff and that of his top brass will be trimmed by 20 percent in coming years. The comments Tuesday by Chuck Hagel came on the second day of…

Romania: Museum checks if paintings burned

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian museum is analyzing ashes found in a stove to see if they are the remains of seven paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others that were stolen last year from the Netherlands,…

South Dakota’s Corn Palace renovations get city OK

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A quirky eastern South Dakota landmark dedicated to all things corn is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, including lit domes resembling ears of corn, in an effort to draw in more maize-curious visitors. The…

Video shows Milwaukee man, 76, shooting teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors say jurors will actually witness a Milwaukee man gunning down his 13-year-old neighbor whom he suspected of stealing. Prosecutor Mark Williams said Tuesday the defendant’s own security cameras captured the May 2012 shooting. He…

Hagel: Top military brass to be cut 20 percent

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Pentagon chief says his staff and that of his top brass will be trimmed by 20 percent in coming years. The comments Tuesday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel came on the second day…

Skin Care Review: Fragrance or Unscented?

Are you down with fragrances, or is it sometimes too much? Check out these reviews of skin care products by PrettyIndy writer Tiffany Schutt and decide if you agree.

Accused airline groper: Woman came on to me

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of sexually abusing a woman sitting next to him on a cross-country flight last year told authorities the woman came on to him after telling him he was…

Iraq attacks make for deadly start to holy month

BAGHDAD (AP) — Ramadan this year is shaping up to be the deadliest in Iraq since a bloody insurgency and rampant sectarian killings pushed the country to the edge of civil war in the wake of the U.S.-led…

Miss. blues guitarist, singer ‘T-Model’ Ford dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Lewis Carter “T-Model” Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville,…

More long-sealed Watergate court records released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Court records detailing the personal histories and statements of four men involved in the Watergate break-in are now open to the public, 40 years after they were filed under seal. The National Archives and Records…

Rapper Nas gets fellowship in his name at Harvard

NEW YORK (AP) — Nas has rapped his way to Harvard University. The Ivy League school announced Tuesday that the 39-year-old rapper is being honored with the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at its W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. It’s…

Miss. blues guitarist, singer ‘T-Model’ Ford dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Lewis Carter “T-Model” Ford, a hard-living Mississippi blues singer who taught himself to play guitar at 58, has died at his home in Greenville. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson tells The Associated Press…
Liquid Blu

New club set to open

Liquid Blu NightClub is set to open Friday in downtown Youngstown. …
Youngstown & Southern Railroad

Railroad deadline passes

An affiliate of Aqua Ohio, a water delivery and wastewater company, passed Monday’s deadline to purchase the old Youngstown & Southern Railroad.…

Investors to scrutinize Bernanke’s latest remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke’s sway over financial markets has been on full display in recent weeks. When the Federal Reserve chairman speaks Wednesday to Congress, investors will once again parse each word for any subtle shift in…