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Thu. 8:49 a.m.: Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies. In prepared remarks for an appearance 11 a.m. today at the Hudson Institute, Pence ...

Thu. 8:46 a.m.: HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Doctors in South Africa say they transplanted part of a liver from a mother with HIV to her critically ill but HIV-negative child, concluding that the chance to save a life outweighed the risk of virus transmission. The mother and the child recovered after the 2017 ...

Wed. 12:20 p.m.: GM, Honda team up to produce self-driving vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors and Honda will team up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation. Japan's Honda Motor Co. will invest $2.75 billion in the autonomous vehicle unit run by General ...

Wed. 12:05 p.m.: Indonesian quake toll raised to 1,407

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has increased to 1,407. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta today that 519 of the bodies had been buried. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake and the tsunami it generated ...

Tue. 8:16 p.m.: Tornado prompts Pa. nursing home evacuation

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A tornado struck a nursing home in Crawford County this afternoon, blowing a roof off one building and causing moderate to heavy damage, authorities said. No serious injuries were reported. Meteorologist Mike Griffin of the National Weather Service office in ...

Tue. 9:13 p.m.: Lawyers for Kavanaugh accusers question FBI’s thoroughness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week. Attorneys for Christine Blasey ...

Tue. 8:11 p.m.: Suspicious envelopes sent to Trump, military officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities were investigating two envelopes suspected of containing a suspected poison that were addressed to top military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to President Donald Trump. In a statement this evening, the Secret Service confirmed that a suspicious ...

Tue. 8:01 p.m.: 2 women arrested with Stormy Daniels sue Ohio police officers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Two women who were arrested at an Ohio strip club along with porn actress Stormy Daniels sued four Columbus police vice detectives today, accusing them of retaliating against Daniels for her sex allegations concerning Donald Trump before he became president. The women also ...

Tues. 4:15 p.m.: EPA moving to loosen radiation limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance says that any ...

Tues. 4 p.m.: Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly song fame, dies in Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" has died at a Lubbock hospital. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday at University Medical Center, according to UMC spokesman Eric Finley. She was 78. The family gave the hospital permission ...

Tue. 12:01 p.m.: Police looking for man who tried to rob Payless in Champion

CHAMPION - Police are looking for the man who tried today to rob the Payless shoe store on Mahoning Avenue. The attempted robbery led police to stop a vehicle on Youngstown Warren Road near Dunkin' Donuts that matched the description of one involved at the store. The motorist stopped the ...

Mon. 8:27 p.m.: Shinedown sets return to Youngstown

Shinedown, which was part of the first concert at the downtown Youngstown arena, will return to the Covelli Centre in 2019. Shinedown brings its Attention Attention world tour to the venue on March 5 with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria opening. Shinedown was the opener on Oct. 29, 2005, ...

Mon. 8:19 p.m.: Trump hails revamped trade pact with Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hailing his revamped North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as a breakthrough for U.S. workers, vowing to sign it by late November. But it still faces a lengthy path to congressional approval. Trump notes that the agreement would ...

Mon. 2:16 p.m.: Ex-JFS employee gets house arrest, community service

WARREN - A former employee at the Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services who gave friends and family more benefits than they deserved was placed on 30-days house arrest when she was sentenced today in court. Amy Clauss, 43, of Gretchen Drive NE, Warren, was also given on five ...

Sat. 11:17 p.m.: Trump touts economy, record in W.Va. speech

By JOSELYN KING Special to the Tribune Chronicle WHEELING, W.Va. — President Donald J. Trump announced tonight night that he must change his iconic "Make America Great Again" slogan in time for the 2020 election. As economy and employment numbers start to improve, he suggested two years ...

Sat. 11:13 p.m.: Protesters outnumbered by Trump supporters

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Special to the Tribune Chronicle WHEELING, W.Va. — The "Friendly City" was witness to some terse words between supporters and non-supporters of President Donald Trump as hundreds of people lined Main Street on xxxxxx today hours before his arrival at WesBanco ...

Sat. 3 p.m.: Hundreds line up to see Trump in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. - Downtown Wheeling had taken on a festival atmosphere as hundreds of people have gathered already on Main Street as they await tonight's appearance of President Donald Trump. The President is slated to speak at 7 p.m. at WesBanco Arena as he stumps for West Virginia Attorney ...

Fri. 3:55 p.m.: GOP delays Kavanaugh vote for investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican leaders have agreed to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican, says, "There's going to be a ...

Fri. 2:20 p.m.: GOP advances Kavanaugh after Flake calls for FBI probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for a one week investigation into sexual assault ...