National Headlines

Michael Brown Sr., the father of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot dead by a police officer, distributes Thanksgiving turkeys Saturday to neighbors where his son was killed in Ferguson, Mo., this past August.

Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

As a grand jury considers whether Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges over the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, many in the St. Louis suburb are calling for calm, even as they prepare for what could be a sharp public reaction to the jury's decision.

Saying "the grand jury is still gathering information," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the jury will meet next week.

Saying she is acting out of ""great sorrow, great rage," University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, seen here in April, is suspending all the school's fraternities until January.

UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

Citing "great sorrow, great rage" and "great determination," University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says she's suspending all the school's fraternities until Jan. 9. The move comes days after a Rolling Stone article in which a woman described being gang-raped when she was a freshman in 2012.

Local Headlines

Friday, November 21, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Local philanthropy leaders are encouraging Mahoning Valley residents to observe “Giving Tuesday” by donating to their favorite nonprofit organizations on Dec. 2, the Tuesday that follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” “While shopping for the people you love, think about a charity or cause that’s close to you,” says Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, which supports local nonprofits and manages donor funds. “Your gift will be highly appreciated there as well.” Giving Tuesday was established in 2012 by...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- As you drive down the hill to the borough of Volant, Pa., you see one building stand out: Volant Mills. You can’t miss it. It sits at a bend in the road, a three-story white building with a blue sign proclaiming its name. It has been the center of commercial activity in Volant since it was built in the early 1800s. Today the building, which is mostly a gift store, is one of the town’s top tourist attractions. “It’s a step back to a simpler, less stressful way of life,” says Karen Rockenstein, a...