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Sun. 8:16 p.m.: Sanders stumps in Lordstown

WARREN - General Motors said it would be too costly to invest $100 million in the Lordstown plant, but chose to give $25 billion in stock buybacks at the urging of hedge fund managers, padding the pockets of the already rich and whisking away well-paying jobs people depended on, said Vermont ...

Sun. 7:23 p.m.: ‘Mayor Pete’ joins 2020 Dem race

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country. "I ...

Sat. 9:45 p.m.: Niles mayoral incumbent faces former service director

NILES - Incumbent Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz will face former Niles City Service Director Jimmy DePasquale in the May 7 Democratic primary. Mientkiewicz, 35, who served as 2nd Ward councilman for several years before being appointed mayor in August, said he was active in establishing the ...

Sat. 9 p.m.: Area churches struggle with declining attendance

WARREN - Making church relevant to families is a key many pastors say is essential for drawing younger couples and youth into the pews. While some churches are able to maintain their membership numbers, other churches have seen a decline in attendance over the past decade. Church leaders ...

Fri. 8:59 a.m.: Labour Party says UK should oppose Assange extradition to US

LONDON (AP) — Key figures in Britain's opposition Labour Party said today the government should oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a tweet that the U.S. is trying to extradite Assange because he exposed "evidence of atrocities ...

Fri. 8:49 a.m.: Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban announced today the start of their spring offensive despite talking peace with the United States and ahead of a significant gathering of Afghans meant to discuss resolutions to the protracted war and an eventual withdrawal of American troops from the ...

Fri. 8:39 a.m.: Chevron buying Anadarko for $33B as crude prices rise

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron will buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in a cash-and-stock deal as the company seeks to grow stronger in deep water exploration in the gulf and the energy-rich southwest region of Texas called the Permian Basin. The deal, announced this morning, arrives ...

Fri. 8:33 a.m.: Iranians rally against US move against paramilitary force

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Burning American and Israeli flags, Iranians rallied after Friday prayers today against the U.S.'s decision to designate the country's powerful Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization. Thousands of worshippers came out of the mosques chanting traditional ...

Fri. 8:26 a.m.: Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won’t rule out summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong Un or taking steps to ease food or other shortages in the repressive nation. "We want ...

Fri. 8:23 a.m.: Sudanese army says it holds president, won’t extradite him

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese army will not extradite deposed President Omar al-Bashir but will put him on trial at home, before the nation, the military said today as it defended its ouster of the longtime ruler, saying it was in response to the demands of the people. "This was not a coup," ...

Thurs. 3:44 p.m.: DeWine signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio's governor has signed a bill imposing one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine followed through Thursday on his pledge to sign the heartbeat bill. It cleared the state Legislature on Wednesday. DeWine's signature makes Ohio the ...

Thurs. 1:55 p.m.: Aeronautics school did not violate FAA rules

VIENNA- The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled there were no regulatory violations March 27 at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics where two students were injured. "The school did not violate any FAA regulations," Tony Molinaro, a FAA spokesman, said. "There have been some discussions ...

Thurs. 11:46 a.m.: Public can attend Sanders’ visit

LORDSTOWN - The public is welcome to a "town meeting" with Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to the Vermont senator's presidential campaign website. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. at Lordstown High School, 1824 Salt Springs Road, as Sanders' campaign tour makes a stop in Trumbull County. The event is ...

Thu. 11:01 a.m.: Applications for jobless aid fall to lowest in 50 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment aid fell last week to its lowest level in nearly five decades, solid evidence that the job market is healthy and layoffs scarce. The Labor Department said this morning that weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped ...

Thu. 10:57 a.m.: US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.12 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose moderately this week, remaining at historically low levels that can lure potential purchasers in the spring homebuying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.12 percent ...

Thu. 10:56 a.m.: Attorney Avenatti faces new criminal charges in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors said this morning that attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment in Southern California. Avenatti tweeted this morning that he intends to fight all of the charges and says he looks forward to the truth being known, as ...

Thu. 8:15 a.m.: UK arrests WikiLeaks’ Assange

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London today, after the South American nation decided to revoke the political asylum that had given him sanctuary for almost seven years. London police say they arrested Assange on extradition ...

Thu. 8:11 a.m.: Sudanese officials say army forced president to step down

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched toward the center of the capital Khartoum today, cheering, singing and dancing in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. The ...

Thu. 8:09 a.m.: Final Israeli election results could boost Netanyahu’s lead

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is hours away from announcing the final results of this week's election, while the nationalist New Right party, led by Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, is still fighting for its political life. Results tricking out of Israel's ...

Wed. 10 p.m.: Developer criticizes recovery center proposal

WARREN -- Developer Mark Marvin threatened to seriously reconsider future investments in downtown Warren if the city allows a recovery center to go into the Reeves Apartments building in the peninsula across from the future home of a winery Marvin is scheduled to open this summer. "It has ...