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Fri. 9:40 p.m.: Powerball jackpot hits $625 million

WARREN — For $2, someone could end up winning $625 million in Saturday's Powerball drawing. The odds are one in 24.9 chances of winning the Powerball, a number that doesn'tt change no matter how much the jackpot is worth, according to the Powerball website. No matter the odds, people still ...

Fri. 9:30 p.m.: Transit amendment removed from transportation bill

WARREN - A provision in the transportation budget bill crafted by local transportation officials and a local senator opposed by some senior groups, including the Ohio Association of Senior Centers, was removed from the bill before the Ohio Senate approved its version. Ohio Sen. Sean O'Brien, ...

Fri. 5:30 p.m.: Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's ...

Fri. 2:20 p.m.: Century Link outage restored

WARREN - At 1 p.m. today, Century Link technicians restored internet and phone services, including 911 service, to affected customers in northeast Ohio. According to a spokeswoman from Century Link, the widespread internet outage took place when a fiber line was cut inadvertently by a ...

Fri. 1 p.m.: GM announces jobs, electric vehicle for Michigan plant

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over the Lordstown plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million ...

Fri. 11:11 a.m.: Residents escape Cortland fire

CORTLAND - Three people in a duplex, 120 Cedar Circle, escaped a fire, first reported at 4:42 a.m. Friday. Residents on the side where the fire is believed to have started were notified of the danger by working smoke detectors in the apartment, according to Cortland firefighter Bill ...

Fri. 8:53 a.m.: Floods show national security threat posed by climate change

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days ...

Fri. 8:43 a.m.: Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico faces judge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco will scrutinize the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing set for 9:30 this morning to help him decide whether to block the practice. Civil rights groups have asked Judge Richard Seeborg ...

Fri. 8:38 a.m.: What next? Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc — or change its mind and seek a much longer delay. Here's a look at what might happen ...

Fri. 8:29 a.m.: Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting 2 p.m. today with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump is hosting the ...

Fri. 8:27 a.m.: US targets Chinese firms for alleged NKorea sanctions dodge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without ...

Thur. 4 p.m.: Internet outage caused by damage to fiber line

WARREN - Century Link is attributing today's widespread Internet outage to a fiber line cut inadvertently by a third-party contractor. The incident occurred this morning. The damage is affecting both internet and voice call services, according to a spokeswoman from Century Link. She said in ...

Thur. 2 p.m.: 9-1-1 service affected by Century Link internet outage

WARREN - A widespread northeast Ohio internet outage has led to problems with 9-1-1 emergency calling in some parts of Trumbull County. Trumbull County 9-1-1 dispatch is advising that if your emergency 9-1-1 service is not working, use the following numbers: Niles: 330-652-9944 Girard ...

Thu. 9:28 a.m.: Elevated benzene levels near Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON (AP) — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early today near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris County officials said the Guard and hazardous ...

Thu. 8:53 a.m.: Trump’s invective at John McCain dismays some Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president ...

Wed. 8:15 p.m.: Liberty police seek tips about hotel prostitution

LIBERTY - Township police are asking for help from residents and businesses to help catch human trafficking and prostitution going on at the six hotels surrounding the Interstate 80 and Belmont Avenue exit. Police Chief Toby Meloro said the action is coming in the wake of the March 14 arrest ...

Wed. 8 p.m.: Survey shows young people still live in Warren

WARREN - The city has not lost its youth, and residents want places to get fresh food along Youngstown Road, according to a study released by Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership on Wednesday. The TNP survey found that nearly 12,000 vehicles travel on Youngstown Road between Laird Avenue and ...