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Wed. 9:05 a.m.: US Border Patrol searching Rio Grande for missing toddler

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents are searching for a missing 2-year-old girl in the Rio Grande near the Texas town of Del Rio. According to a news release on Tuesday, agents from the Del Rio Border Patrol Station detained a woman from Haiti shortly after she crossed the Rio ...

Tues. 4:30 p.m.: Bishop Murry’s leukemia has returned

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Diocese announced today that Bishop George Murry, who battled leukemia last year, will be seeking chemotherapy treatment this week because the cancer has returned. Diocese officials said the leukemia this time is not as intense, but still needs attention. Murry ...

Tue. 9:14 a.m.: Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't taking "no tanks" for an answer on the Fourth of July. He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he's headlining July 4 in Washington, and an Associated Press photographer saw at least two M1A1 Abrams ...

Tue. 9:03 a.m.: NASA launches Orion crew capsule to test abort system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA conducted a full-stress launch abort test this morning for the Orion capsules designed to carry astronauts to the moon. The capsule was empty for the morning demo, which officials said appeared to be successful. Barely a minute after liftoff from Cape ...

Tue. 8:56 a.m.: All-Afghan peace summit agreed upon, but on Taliban terms

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A surprise announcement by President Donald Trump seemed to accelerate the expected timeframe for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, ahead of the all-Afghan peace summit planned for Sunday and Monday in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar — a gathering that will ...

Tue. 8:51 a.m.: Forum tonight to address Youngstown media coverage

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Press Club and the Rotary Club of Youngstown will host “What’s Next: A Community Forum on The Vindicator” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. Management of ...

Tue. 8:47 a.m.: UK Tory contenders vow to scrap Irish border Brexit policy

LONDON (AP) — The two contenders to be Britain's next prime minister both say they will scrap a contentious Irish border provision that has hamstrung efforts to approve a divorce agreement with the European Union. Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are competing to replace Prime Minister Theresa ...

Tue. 8:46 a.m.: Turkey’s Erdogan affirms importance of ties with China

BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an ostensible U.S. NATO ally, affirmed the importance of ties with key American rival China at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing today. Erdogan told Xi today that Turkey and China have "great potential to grow our ...

Mon. 1:50 p.m.: Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said today, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew ...

Mon. 7 a.m.: Country music super star Blake Shelton to headline Y Live

YOUNGSTOWN - Blake Shelton, a judge on "The Voice" and five-time winner of best male vocalist from the Country Music Association, will be the headliner for the third Y Live concert Sept. 21 at Youngstown State University's Stambaugh Stadium. Zac Brown sold more than 15,000 tickets for the ...

Mon. 1:40 p.m.: Appeal denied for deceased killer

WARREN - The 11th District Court of Appeals in a ruling issued today rejected an appeal filed by attorneys for Nasser Hamad, leaving stand the dead man's conviction on aggravated murder and attempted murder charges. Joshua Haber, 19, and Joshua Williams, 20, were killed Feb. 25, 2017, outside ...

Sun 7:30 p.m. : At least 7 dead as Sudanese stage protests

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudanás capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A government official said at least seven people ...

Sunday: 7:30 p.m.: Democrats skeptical of Trump outreach to Kim

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) —— Democratic lawmakers in the United States, including some running for the White House, say there’s little in President Donald Trump’s diplomatic track to convince them that his meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un may lead to a nuclear ...

Fri. 5:30 p.m.: Vindicator to cease production

YOUNGSTOWN - The Vindicator after more than 150 years covering news in the Mahoning Valley will close its doors in August. Newspaper executives announced the news late this afternoon through WFMJ, which is owned by the same family. WFMJ will not be affected by the closure. An employee said ...

Fri. 12:30 p.m.: Warren death ruled homicide

WARREN - The Trumbull County coroner has ruled the death of a Warren man, whose vehicle crashed into a Tod Avenue home, a homicide. Khalef Freeman, 37, 2032 Ferndale Ave. SW, was found dead inside the car that crashed into a Tod Avenue duplex just before 1 a.m., June 21. He had been shot ...

Fri. 9:05 a.m.: Trump jokes to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia's Vladimir Putin "Don't meddle in the election" in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that Moscow extensively interfered with the 2016 campaign. The tone of the president's ...

Fri. 8:57 a.m.: G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began today are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth. "A free and open economy is the basis for ...

Fri. 8:42 a.m.: Suspected militant attack on Philippine army camp kills 5

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants attacked a Philippine military camp with explosives today in the country's south, killing three soldiers and two civilians, military officials said. Regional military commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said nine other soldiers were ...

Fri. 8:36 a.m.: US economy grew at solid 3.1 percent rate in first quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1 percent rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China. The ...