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Wed. 9:35 p.m.: Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out

WASHINGTON - Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats - if the food industry gets its way.The Food and Drug Administration announced in June that it is requiring food companies to largely rid their ...

Wed. 9:41 p.m.: Remains in vacant Warren building identified

COMING THURSDAY: The Trumbull County Coroner's Office said the skeletal remains found in the wall of a former East Market Street, Warren, business in March belong to Thomas Pickens.The man, whose birthday is Aug. 1, 1954, was killed in 2009 in an act of violence, according to the coroner's ...

Tue. 7:49 p.m.: Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made dueling appeals to the American Jewish community today as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal.Netanyahu made his case in a live webcast with more than 10,000 ...

Tue. 8:27 p.m.: More than 380 in US sickened by cilantro-linked infection

DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said today.It's the fourth consecutive summer in which the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis has been reported in the ...

Tue. 9 p.m.: New disc matches Elvis Presley with Royal Philharmonic

NEW YORK - A new CD scheduled for release in November will unite the music of Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on songs like "Burning Love" and "Love Me Tender."The album, announced Wednesday, also features a duet with Michael Buble on "Fever" and appearances by the singers ...

Tue. 9:31 p.m.: Indicted Texas attorney general rode tea party to power

AUSTIN, Texas - That newly indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton may have broken securities law isn't news to voters who elected him: Blistering TV attack ads during the 2014 elections reminded them that the Republican had already admitted that.Yet the tea party favorite clobbered an ...

Mon. 2:45 p.m.: House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans said today they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.Since Republicans hold a commanding 246 seats in the House, ...

Mon. 5:15 p.m.: Warren Main Library closes for water issue

WARREN - The Warren-Trumbull County Main Library closed early today after a nearby waterline break caused water problems at the building.According to a posting on the library's website, the library closed around 3:30 p.m. instead of the usual 8 p.m. on Mondays, and will be closed for the ...

Wed. 12:30 p.m.: Second man sentenced in jail hostage crisis

WARREN - A second man involved with last year's hostage situation inside Trumbull County Jail will serve 30 years in prison.Judge W. Wyatt McKay today sentenced Richard Ware, 28, on multiple counts that include kidnapping, aggravated robbery, possession of a deadly weapon, felonious assault and ...

Wed. 1:25 p.m.: Police looking for missing woman

WARREN - Police today issued a missing person report for an 18-year-old female last seen walking on Southwest Boulevard about 5 p.m. Thursday.Alesha Bell is a black female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-1 and weighs 115 pounds. Bell was last seen wearing burgundy and black ...

Wed. 3:45 p.m.: Cincinnati officer indicted in fatal shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) - A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said today, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."Hamilton ...

Wed. 9:56 p.m.: US official: Debris in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777

WASHINGTON - Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said today.Air safety investigators ...

Wed. 10:12 p.m.: Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

WASHINGTON - Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists today to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.Planned Parenthood's request to the ...

Wed. 11:25 p.m.: Warren woman pleads guilty to child endangering

COMING THURSDAY: WARREN - In a barely audible voice, Kayla Liller, 21, through small sobs, pleaded guilty today to two counts of endangering children in connection with severe 2014 beating of the 4-year-old daughter of Tedy Mendez.She is expected to return for sentencing before for Trumbull ...

Tues. 3:30 p.m.: Brady’s suspension upheld by NFL

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.The league announced the decision today.The New England Patriots' star quarterback was suspended by NFL ...

Tue. 10:08 p.m.: Local leaders plan trade delegation to Cuba

Area business leaders will make a trip to Cuba in October if negotiations being conducted by state Rep. Sean J. O'Brien, D-Bazetta, and U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, are successful.O'Brien, along with Ron Grimes, Ryan's chief of staff, spent today at the recently reopened Cuban Embassy ...

Tue. 10:10 pm: From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.For American consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for several years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ...