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Mon. 9:09 a.m.: Iraq: Gulf Arab states can secure Persian Gulf waters alone

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's foreign minister says Iraq and Gulf Arab states don't need foreign powers to secure navigation in the Persian Gulf as that would only increase regional tensions. Mohammed al-Hakim tweeted today that regional states are capable of securing the strategic waterway ...

Mon. 9:06 a.m.: Troops let Muslims walk to mosques in Indian-ruled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Troops in India-administered Kashmir allowed some Muslims to walk to local mosques alone or in pairs to pray for the Eid al-Adha festival today during an unprecedented security lockdown that still forced most people in the disputed region to stay indoors on the Islamic ...

Mon. 1:15 a.m.: Authorities: Small plane crashes in Ohio, injures 3

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio — Authorities say a small plane has crashed near an airport in Ohio, injuring the pilot and two passengers. Bethel Township Fire Chief Jacob King says the plane crashed Sunday in the area of a plant nursery shortly after leaving the Andy Barnhart Memorial Airport in New ...

Sun 7:45 p.m.: Erie day care center fire kills 5 children

ERIE, Pa.— A morning fire in Pennsylvania killed five children and sent another person to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said. The victims ranged in ages from 8 ...

Sun. 9:15 p.m.: Epstein’s guards worked extreme OT shifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Guards on Jeffrey Epstein’s unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail’s operations told The Associated Press. The person said that the Metropolitan Correctional ...

Sat. 1 p.m.: Families mourn as funerals begin for mass shooting victims

DAYTON (AP) — Funerals are being held for some of the victims of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. Several funerals are set for today for victims in the attack in Dayton that killed nine people and left more than 30 injured. In El Paso, a requiem Mass will be offered for ...

Sat. 12:45 p.m.: Officials say Jeffrey Epstein dies by suicide in jail cell

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected financier accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring, killed himself while awaiting trial in a New York prison, officials said today. Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell this morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: Walmart pulls violent game displays; no change on gun sales

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, ...

Fri. 11:55 a.m.: Warren man sentenced to 60 years in drug overdose death

WARREN - A Warren man who sold heroin that resulted in the overdose death of a woman will serve 60 years in prison, a federal judge ordered this morning. A jury earlier had found John G. Simer II, 40, guilty of all 13 counts he faced, including distribution of heroin that resulted in death; ...

Fri. 11:40 a.m.: Warren man found bleeding, robbed

WARREN - An unidentified man was found bleeding and lying face-down on a northwest side Warren roadway Thursday evening. He had suffered a serious head wound and was found near the corner of Nevada Avenue and McMyler Street NW. He was taken by ambulance to Trumbull Regional Medical Center, ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: UK economy shrinks for first time since 2012 as Brexit bites

LONDON (AP) — The British economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties heaped pressure on firms, official figures showed Friday. The decline is set to raise alarm that the economy could experience its first recession in a decade. ...

Thu. 9:37 a.m.: Mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back shootings that left 31 people dead. In a ...

Thu. 9:31 a.m.: New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach — not to mention the forests, plants and animals. A new United Nations scientific report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically ...

Thu. 9:26 a.m.: Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years later

LONDON (AP) — It was 50 years ago today, that The Beatles caused a traffic delay. And hundreds of fans of the Fab Four gathered at a crosswalk in London's St. John's Wood neighborhood today to recreate the "Abbey Road" cover shot, half a century after it was shot. Spectators snapped photos ...

Thu. 9:23 a.m.: 3 killed when small plane crashes in backyard of home

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A small plane has crashed in the backyard of an eastern Pennsylvania home, killing three people aboard the aircraft. The single-engine plane went down around 6:20 a.m. today in Willow Grove, shortly after taking off from Northeast Philadelphia Airport. It wasn't ...

Wed. 9:21 a.m.: Dayton warily awaits Trump in wake of mass shooting

DAYTON (AP) — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley's stricken community will have a visitor today in President Donald Trump, who in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend has made calls for unity on the heels of his divisive political talk. White House officials said Trump's visits to Texas and ...

Wed. 9:13 a.m.: China warns Hong Kong facing biggest crisis since handover

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is facing its "most severe situation" since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations and the central government is considering what measures to take next, the head of Beijing's Cabinet office responsible for the territory said ...

Wed. 9:07 a.m.: Trump says S. Korea paying more for military protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says South Korea has agreed to pay the United States "substantially more" for protection against North Korea. He says talks have begun to further increase payments. Trump tweeted this morning that last year "South Korea paid $990,000,000." South ...

Wed. 9:01 a.m.: Kim says North Korean launches were warning to US, South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said today leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. The official Korean Central News ...