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Mon. 3:45 p.m.: Crowd awaiting Biden arrival in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN - About 500 people are gathered in side the Chestnut Room on the campus of Youngstown State University awaiting an appearance by former Vice President Joe Biden, hoping to rally support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray. Local Democrats including U.S. Rep. Tim ...

Mon. 12:50 p.m.: CNN says suspicious package received at Atlanta post office

MIAMI (AP) — Bomb squads were called to a post office in Atlanta today about a suspicious parcel sent to CNN, just hours before a court hearing for a Florida man accused of sending packages containing explosive material to prominent Democrats. The FBI did not identify to whom the most ...

Mon. 12:40 p.m.: Browns fire Coach Hue Jackson in third losing season

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson's failed, flawed tenure with the Cleveland Browns is finally over. The team fired its embattled coach today, ending a run of futility nearly unmatched in NFL history. Jackson, who went 3-36-1 in two-plus seasons, was dismissed by general manager John Dorsey, a ...

Mon. 11:20 a.m.: Brazil elects far-right president

SAO PAULO (AP) — In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace. His left-wing rival immediately vowed to mount a vigorous opposition, while rights groups warned ...

Mon. 11:10 a.m.: Angela Merkel won’t seek 5th term as German chancellor

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Angela Merkel announced today she will step down as head of her conservative party in December after 18 years and won't seek a fifth term as chancellor in 2021, launching a leadership transition in Europe's biggest economy. Merkel has led her conservative Christian ...

Mon. 11 a.m.: Synagogue suspect leaves Pittsburgh hospita

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to authorities for a court appearance today on charges he killed 11 people and wounded six in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert ...

Sun. 7:10 p.m.: Liberty house fire closes Tibbetts Wick Road

LIBERTY - Liberty Township police have closed Tibbetts Wick Road between U.S. Route 422 and state Route 11 this evening due to an active house fire. Liberty fire crews are on the scene. The Tribune Chronicle has a reporter standing by, but no further information is immediately available. ...

Fri. 1:35 p.m.: UPDATE – Man detained in Florida in mail-bomb case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities took a Florida man into custody today in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats from coast to coast. President Donald Trump promised the man would be prosecuted to the "fullest extent ...

Fri. 2:56 p.m.: Case against Niles school officials dismissed

NILES --- The defendants who filed a lawsuit against the Niles City School District superintendent and her husband, its school board and other employees filed paperwork voluntarily dismissing the $4 million claim, according to court records. Christopher Chieffo and Abbey Chieffo, who works ...

Fri. 11:45 a.m.: Officials say man in custody linked to pipe bomb packages

(AP) A law enforcement official says a person is in custody in connection with package bombs sent to prominent Democrats. Two other law enforcement officials said the man in his 50s was taken into custody in Florida. The person's name was not immediately released. The officials weren't ...

Fri. 9:31 a.m.: Two more ‘pipe bomb’ packages found this morning

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspicious package addressed to Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, and similar to crude pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, was recovered this morning in Florida, the FBI said. A police bomb squad also is responding this morning to a ...

Fri. 9:23 a.m.: Ex-Trump campaign adviser may try to withdraw guilty plea

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who admitted lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, says he's considering withdrawing his guilty plea. In an interview this morning on "Fox & Friends," Papadopoulos said he learned new information Thursday when he ...

Fri. 9:19 a.m.: Rare $1,000 ‘watermelon’ bill sells at auction for $2M

BALTIMORE (AP) — A rare $1,000 bill nicknamed "the grand watermelon" for its ornate green zeros has sold at auction for $2.04 million. The Baltimore Sun reports the 1890 series Treasury note sold to an anonymous buyer Thursday at the Baltimore Winter Whitman Expo. Stacks Bower is the ...

Fri. 8:48 a.m.: China, Japan show united front on ‘free and fair’ trade

BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan displayed a united front on "free and fair" trade as leaders of Asia's two biggest economies met today in Beijing. The visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with hundreds of Japanese businessmen, took place against the backdrop of the festering ...

Fri. 8:37 a.m.: GM proposes nationwide zero-emissions vehicle sales mandate

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will ask the federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies' sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president of product development, said the company will ...

Fri. 8:29 a.m.: Wall St. disconnect: Traders panicky despite robust economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nerve-wracking anxiety that's gripped the U.S. stock market seems oddly unmoored from economic reality: Despite the turbulence on Wall Street, economic growth is strong, unemployment ultra-low and consumers exceptionally confident. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has ...

Fri. 8:26 a.m.: Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 20, mostly children

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from flash floods near Jordan's shore of the Dead Sea rose to 20 today, in what Civil Defense officials said was one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolchildren. The search for survivors continued after daybreak, with helicopters ...