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UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

The information includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:47 am

Flood waters rise, streets and yards soaked

Heavy rains Wednesday and early Thursday have flooded many areas across the Valley.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:08 am

Dr. Shayesteh: Food additives and health risks

Food additives can be harmful to our health, especially for children.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:59 am

E. Liverpool nurses union rejects tentative deal

A tentative deal was reached last week between hospital administrators and the negotiating team for the East Liverpool Nurses Association.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:57 pm

Canfield enrollment up due to all-day kindergarten

District officials discussed bus routes, higher enrollment

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:05 am

Proposed Charter amendment to create five wards is still alive

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown City Council unanimously approved

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:05 am

Struthers detective on leave says allegations are false

Detective Ray Greenwood's personnel file contains several letters of commendation

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:05 am

For Inner Circle owner, employees, Ice Bucket Challenge takes on a personal meaning

For Inner Circle owner, employees, Ice Bucket Challenge takes on a personal meaning

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:05 am


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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in GazaBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group's armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, the three highest-ranking casualties it has announced since Israel started its offensive six weeks ago. All three, killed in the bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah, had led operations against Israel over the past 20 years, the Islamist movement said. The Israeli military and Shin Bet, the internal security service, confirmed it had targeted two of the men.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:57 am

Berlin blocks unearthing of giant Lenin statue head

A statue of Soviet state founder Lenin stands in yard of removal company on Western side of former Berlin Wall borderlineBy Helen Cahill BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities have blocked plans to excavate a 3.5 tonne granite head of Vladimir Lenin for display in a new Berlin museum due to logistical and cost concerns, the organizers of the exhibition and local media said. The head was part of a famous 19-metre high statue of Lenin, founder of the Soviet state. Monuments from Germany's Nazi and Communist eras are due to go on show in 2015 in the Spandau Citadel, a fortress in western Berlin, alongside other artifacts dating back to Prussian times in an exhibition of unpopular political monuments. "The department of monument protection thinks it is not possible to find the location of the head," said exhibition organizer Andrea Theissen.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:55 am

After Russia targets McDonald's, businesses wonder who's next

A man walks past a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in MoscowBy Polina Devitt and Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald's restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread to other symbols of Western capitalism. Russia's food safety watchdog said it was looking at possible breaches of sanitary rules at McDonald's, but many in the business community said it was a reflection of the deterioration in relations between Russia and the West over Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country are fighting against government forces.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:55 am

Hunt for German neo-Nazis was 'complete disaster'

FILE - In this Aug, 6, 2014 file picture defendant Beate Zschaepe , center, enters the court room at the Higher Regional Court in Munich, Germany. Beate Zschaepe is accused of being a founding member of the far right National Socialist Underground (NSU) terror cell and faces charges of complicity in the murder of nine Turkish and Greek immigrants and a policewoman between 2000 and 2007 An official inquiry has concluded that police and security services in Germany bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree. Lawmakers in the eastern state of Thuringia say efforts to find the fugitive trio after their disappearance in 1998 were a “complete disaster.” A 1,895-page report published Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 lists a string of errors by investigators who failed to follow up leads that could have led to the arrest of the group calling itself National Socialist Underground. (AP Photo/dpa, Peter Kneffel,file)BERLIN (AP) — An official inquiry has concluded that police and security services in Germany bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:54 am



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Scott returns to make amends at Australian Open

Adam Scott of Australia watches his tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in LouisvilleAdam Scott has confirmed he will return to Sydney for the Australian Open in November with the intent of making amends for his final-hole disappointment last year. Scott's return is a major coup for organizers after world number one Rory McIlroy committed to returning to defend his title at The Australian Golf Club from November 27-30. McIlroy snatched the Stonehaven Cup from Scott at the final hole last year, depriving Scott of a rare "triple crown" of Australian titles after he won the Australian Masters and Australian PGA Championship in an end-of-year swing through his home country. "I finished such an amazing month on such a disappointing note, and the result just gutted me for weeks in not winning the Australian Open," Scott said in a media release on Thursday.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:25 am

Your Top Plays for Today

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards grimaces as he is attended to on the field after an injury during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:06 am

USA basketball team thrash Dominican Republic

Damian Lillard (No. 16) of the USA drives to the basket against the Dominican Republic during their game at Madison Square Garden in New York, on August 20, 2014The United States hammered the Dominican Republic 105-62 in a basketball World Cup tune-up at Madison Square Garden in New York. Wednesday's lopsided contest gave US coach Mike Krzyzewski a prime opportunity to tinker with his star-studded lineup. He was without Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, who was a late scratch after returning to the game for the first time in eight months on Saturday in an exhibition win over Brazil in Chicago.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:08 pm

Giants protest upheld, will finish Cubs game

The San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan (R) and Michael Morse during their game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Illinois on August 20, 2014The San Francisco Giants became the first team in 28 years to win a Major League Baseball protest, and will finish out a rain-shortened game at the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs were leading 2-0 on Tuesday night after four-and-a-half innings -- the minimum for a regulation game. The Giants, who are in the thick of the playoff race, claimed that not enough was done to dry the infield in a timely manner. "We appreciate Major League Baseball's careful review of our protest that will allow last night's game to be continued tomorrow," Giants president Larry Baer said in a statement.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 10:41 pm


Johnny Manziel: ‘There’s still a lot for me to go through’

Rookie quarterback needs to take advantage of opportunities to develop his game.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:40 am

Brian Hoyer: 'Here's my shot'

Browns' starting quarterback earned his chance.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:25 pm

Justin Gilbert’s first NFL game as a Cleveland Brown a success

Rookie cornerback showed up against top-notch Redskins receivers

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:04 pm

Brian Hoyer named Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback

Coach Mike Pettine announced that Brian Hoyer will be the Browns’ starter for the regular season.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:43 am