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Wed. 9:16 a.m.: Boys school reopens amid criticism over videotaped encounter

PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. Nick Sandmann told NBC's "Today" show this morning that he had every right ...

Wed. 9:09 a.m.: Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said today that fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. Francis was asked by reporters ...

Wed. 9:04 a.m.: Businesses sound alarm as UK says prepare for no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Businesses in Britain and the European Union need to prepare for the possibility the U.K. will leave the bloc in March without an exit deal, a senior British government minister said today, as a growing number of firms braced for disruption by stockpiling goods or shifting ...

Wed. 8:47 a.m.: Week 5: Shutdown votes set up political test for Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown ...

Wed. 8:43 a.m.: Japan’s PM seeks trade reform as risks to world economy loom

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Japan's prime minister says China's slowing growth, Brexit woes and U.S.-China trade disputes pose risks to the world economy, while decrying the World Trade Organization as "behind the curve" and in need of reform to help ease trade tensions. Shinzo Abe used his ...

Wed. 8:41 a.m.: Russian singer with ties to Trump cancels US tour

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian singer whose family has business ties to U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled his upcoming shows in the U.S. Emin Agalarov said in a video messaged published on his social media accounts on Tuesday he was "forced" to cancel his scheduled U.S. and Canadian tour ...

Tues. 1:35 p.m.: Claudia Hoerig takes stand in her own defense

WARREN - Murder defendant Claudia Hoerig was called to the stand moments ago to testify in her own behalf. Hoerig is accused of shooting her husband to death more than 10 years ago in Newton Falls before fleeing to her native Brazil where she remained until 2018, when she was extradited to ...

Tue. 10:01 a.m.: High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The Supreme Court also is taking up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's ...

Tues. 11 a.m.: The $100,000 gift to support programs at local YWCAs

YWCA Mahoning Valley today announced the establishment of the Nancy K. Morris Endowment Fund utilizing a $100,000 gift made in memory of Morris by her children. The funds will be used to create an endowment that will provide funding for YWCA’s women’s empowerment programs for many years ...

Tue. 8:47 a.m.: Trump’s proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have released a measure designed around President Donald Trump's proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall all but guaranteeing Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a ...

Tue. 8:36 a.m.: Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

PARIS (AP) — U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said today. The Grammy Award-winning singer was detained Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions and remained in custody today, ...

Mon. 3:55 p.m.: Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A commemorative service for Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown was held this morning in Atlanta at a church called King's "spiritual home." King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, said in her remarks that the annual service at ...

Mon. 12:01 p.m.: Trump visits MLK memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington this morning on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m. to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day. He was joined by Vice President ...

Mon. 8:42 a.m.: Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race this morning. Vowing to "bring our voices together," Harris would be the first woman ...

Mon. 8:34 a.m.: Few signs of breakthrough as May set to unveil Brexit Plan B

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May was set to unveil her new plan to break Britain's Brexit deadlock today — one expected to look a lot like the old plan that was decisively rejected by Parliament last week. May was scheduled to brief the House of Commons on how she intends to ...

Mon. 8:31 a.m.: EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union today imposed sanctions on four Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain as well as a Syrian research center and its staff as the 28-nation bloc stepped up its action against the use of chemical weapons. EU foreign ministers slapped travel bans ...

Fri. 11:29 a.m.: Woman testifies that Hoerig threatened murder

WARREN — A woman testified this morning in court that Claudia Hoerig once told her, "If (Karl Hoerig) ever leaves me, I'll kill him." Krista Bridges, 41, said she was a friend of Maj. Karl Hoerig when the two were in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. In August 2006, at a bachelorette party ...

Fri. 11:02 a.m.: Trumbull commissioner meets with GM official in Detroit

WARREN --- Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka met today with General Motors' Director of Local Government Relations John Blanchard to express local concern over the planned idling of the automaker's facility in Lordstown. Polivka said he also discussed available incentives, which he ...