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Tue. 8:34 a.m.: Trump confidant Roger Stone to face federal judge in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a publicity-filled weekend spent asserting his innocence and slamming investigators, Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone will appear before a federal judge who may look to muzzle him as the case moves forward. Stone faces arraignment this morning in Washington and is ...

Tue. 8:29 a.m.: UK’s May seeks changes to Brexit deal as EU stands firm

LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament was set to vote on competing Brexit plans today, with Prime Minister Theresa May desperately seeking a mandate from lawmakers to help secure concessions from the European Union. But amid political gridlock in London and with Brexit day just two months ...

Mon. 11:42 a.m.: Heavy snow hitting parts of Midwest; dangerous cold coming

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions this morning across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses as forecasters warn that dangerously cold weather is right behind the snowstorm. Snowplow ...

Mon. 11:26 a.m.: High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

WORTHINGTON (AP) — The recent videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial left many wondering about the state of reasoned political discourse in the country, or if it exists at all in a hyperpartisan era of red "Make America Great Again" hats versus pink women's march caps. In a video from ...

Mon. 11:12 a.m.: Brookfield homes evacuated after gas line break

BROOKFIELD — Several families were evacuated this morning when construction equipment punctured a main gas line at the corner of Bedford and Stewart Sharon roads, according to a Trumbull County 911 report. A worker with North East Construction Co. called in the high-pressure gas line break ...

Mon. 11:06 a.m.: Government report says US budget deficit set to hit $897B

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government report released this morning says that the U.S. budget deficit is set to hit $897 billion this year and predicts that economic growth will slow as the effects of President Donald Trump's tax cut on business investment begin to drop off. The new Congressional ...

Mon. 9:07 a.m.: Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

HAVANA (AP) — A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. Power was cut to many areas and ...

Mon. 9:01 a.m.: Chemical Financial to acquire TCF in $3.6B all-stock deal

DETROIT (AP) — Chemical Financial Corp. plans to acquire TCF Financial Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $3.6 billion that will create a Detroit-based bank with $45 billion in assets. Chemical Financial and Wayzata, Minnesota-based TCF Financial Corp. announced this morning the signing of an ...

Mon. 8:51 a.m.: Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he’d accept

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50." As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that ...

Mon. 8:43 a.m.: UK leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British lawmakers were mounting a campaign today to rescue Prime Minister Theresa May's rejected European Union divorce deal in a parliamentary showdown this week. Lawmakers threw out May's Brexit deal two weeks ago and will debate and vote Tuesday on competing ...

Mon. 8:34 a.m.: Pope lowers expectations for next month’s sex abuse summit

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to lower expectations from his big sex abuse prevention summit next month. Francis told reporters returning from Panama on Sunday that he wants the Feb. 21-24 meeting to essentially be a catechism class for bishops about sex abuse. He ...

Fri. 2:29 p.m.: Trump announces deal to end shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll sign legislation shortly to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks - until Feb. 15. Trump's action would end what has become a record, 35-day partial shutdown. Some 800,000 federal workers have had to work without pay or ...

Fri. 8:59 a.m.: Closed section of Route 87 reopened this morning

BLOOMFIELD — The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that state Route 87 between state routes 45 and 534 in Bloomfield and Mesopotamia townships reopened about 8:30 this morning. The section of roadway was closed shortly before noon Thursday because of flooding. Melting snow caused ...

Fri. 8:21 a.m.: Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel's Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home this morning and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. The seven-count indictment against Stone, a ...

Fri. 8:47 a.m.: Talks start as Senate rejects 2 plans for ending shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate voted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 35-day partial government shutdown, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage ...

Fri. 8:39 a.m.: NATO chief says missile pact in danger after Russia talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned today that Russia shows no sign of respecting a major Cold War-era missile treaty and that the future of the pact is in danger as the United States readies to start pulling out of it next week. "The treaty is now in jeopardy and ...

Fri. 8:38 a.m.: Man who lost leg in Afghanistan helps Colin Powell with flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State and Army general Colin Powell got some help changing a flat tire from a man who lost a leg in Afghanistan. Powell posted on Facebook he was driving to Walter Reed Military Hospital when a tire blew out on Wednesday. A car pulled up and a man with ...

Thurs. 2 p.m.: Claudia Hoerig guilty of aggravated murder

WARREN - A jury has found Claudia Hoerig guilty of aggravated murder in the 2007 shooting death of her husband, Karl Hoerig. The jury deliberated little more than two hours following the trial before Trumbull Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan that lasted seven days, including jury ...

Thu. 12:32 p.m.: Flooding closes part of Route 87

BLOOMFIELD --- State Route 87 between state routes 45 and 534 in Bloomfield and Mesopotamia townships has been closed due to flooding, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Melting snow has caused high waters and flooding throughout Trumbull County. Temperatures now have fallen ...