Highest-ranking convicted pirate loses appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals panel in Virginia has upheld the conviction of the highest-ranking pirate captured by the U.S. government. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the…

Ex-Ark. lottery official admits stealing tickets

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas Lottery security official has pleaded guilty to stealing and cashing almost a half-million dollars’ worth of tickets. The lottery suspended Remmele Mazyck (rah-MEL’ mah-ZEEK’) in October and fired him three…

Penn State’s board authorizes Sandusky settlements

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s Board of Trustees announced several tentative settlements have been reached with men who claim former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them, and voted Friday to authorize members of a committee…
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Show goes on at Amp

Despite flooding at the Amphitheater in Perkins Park in Warren, the show will go on for concert goers this weekend. …
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Realtor gives flooding advice

A local realty company on Friday reminded prospective homebuyers to get the home inspected for previous flood damage in the wake of severe flooding in Leavittsburg.…
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Flood victims begin cleanup

Flood victims in Leavittsburg, some of whom evacuated their homes Thursday, began cleaning up on Friday.…
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2 injured in Youngstown crash

Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident Friday afternoon on the Youngstown's West Side.…

2 brothers plead guilty in Pa. fatal home invasion

DRUMORE, Pa. (AP) — Two brothers have pleaded guilty to a Pennsylvania home invasion slaying authorities say netted them about $200,000 in cash. Cody and Kyle Wunder o……
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Slovenefest kicks off

The largest Slovenian cultural festival in North America takes place this weekend in Lawrence County.…
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Big weekend planned

More than 10,000 people are expected to be in downtown Youngstown this weekend. Organizers are calling it the biggest weekend of the summer. …

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Reps. Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Tom Cole, R-Okla., former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, D-N.Y. ___ NBC’s…
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Scouts get civics lesson

Mahoning County Commissioners played host to some special guests at their weekly meeting Friday. …

Montana man sentenced in fake cancer drug scheme

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man will serve no prison time for his role in distributing unapproved, misbranded and counterfeit drugs to U.S. physicians. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen on Friday sentenced 48-year-old Paul Bottomley to six…

Depp’s interest in Wounded Knee causes a stir

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For months, questions have swirled about whether developers, activists or tribes would be willing to plunk down millions to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. Now there’s a new…

NC judge’s widow wants rip current warnings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Beth McLean had just greeted her husband, a judge who was finally off work and able to join the family vacation at Sunset Beach. After days of rain, beachgoers were ecstatic at the sunny…

FDA approves Boehringer drug for lung cancer

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it approved a new drug from Boehringer Ingelheim for patients with a genetic variant of advanced lung cancer. The agency said it approved the company’s Gilotrif for lung cancer patients…

Fan security to be tight for Vegas soccer match

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soccer fans in Las Vegas will see stepped-up security for an exhibition match Saturday featuring Monarcas Morelia of Mexico and Luis Angel Firpo of El Salvador, following brawls at a match between intense Mexican…

Virus-hit Saudi Arabia asks pilgrims to wear masks

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of a new respiratory virus, asked Friday that pilgrims coming from across the Muslim world to visit its holy sites wear face masks in crowded places. The list of…