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Thu. 9:22 a.m.: US jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards. Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the Labor Department said this morning. It is the ...

Thu. 8:56 a.m.: Statehouse vote set on John Glenn statue to mark milestones

COLUMBUS (AP) — A vote has been scheduled for today on bringing a statue of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn to the Ohio Statehouse to mark major future milestones, such as his birthday and the anniversary of his famous space flight. Glenn, a native Ohioan, became the first ...

Thu. 8:37 a.m.: Watchdog reviews complaint about FBI surveillance warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing a former Boeing engineer's allegations that he was unfairly investigated by the FBI on suspicion that he was spying for China, according to correspondence and court filings reviewed by The Associated Press. It's the ...

Thu. 8:31 a.m.: Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Supporters of Myanmar's junta attacked protesters demanding the end to the military government that took power in a coup, using slingshots, iron rods and knives today to injure several of the demonstrators. The violence complicates an already intractable standoff ...

Wed. 10:15 a.m.: Youngstown man shot in Niles apartment facing charges

NILES — A Youngstown man who was shot after being accused of kicking in the door to a woman's residence is now facing charges. Rodney Cole, 27, of Parkview Drive, Youngstown, is charged with felony aggravated burglary. He remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the torso, and Niles ...

Wed. 9:07 a.m.: Two injured in Brookfield crash

BROOKFIELD — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that injured two people early this morning at state Route 82 and Warner Road. According to a Trumbull County 911 report, two people were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and Trumbull Regional Medical ...

Wed. 9:04 a.m.: Biden to order a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order today to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors that power cars, phones, military equipment and other goods. The United States has become ...

Wed. 8:53 a.m.: Judge bans enforcement of Biden’s 100-day deportation pause

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law ...

Wed. 8:51 a.m.: J&J single-dose COVID-19 shot poised for FDA decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators this morning that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration's scientists ...

Lordstown loses out on US postal truck contract

LORDSTOWN - Lordstown Motors Corp. and affiliated company Workhorse lost out today on a massive contract to build electric vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service after the postal service announced it awarded the 10-year contract to a Wisconsin company. The U.S. Postal Service awarded the ...

Fire at Candlelight Apartments, no injuries

WARREN -- No one was injured as Warren firefighters were called Tuesday afternoon to battle a fire in a Candlelight Apartments building on Berkshire Drive SE. The call came shortly after 3:30 p.m. and the upper front of the eight-plex apartment building appeared to have heavy fire damage. A ...

Capitol defenders blame bad intelligence for deadly breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faulty intelligence was to blame for the outmanned Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6, the officials who were in charge of security declared this afternoon ...

Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries after California car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries today in a vehicle rollover in the Los Angeles area and is undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. His condition isn't yet clear. Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle with the "jaws of life" tools, the Los ...

Tue. 11:42 a.m.: McDonald police ID woman found last year in Mahoning River

MCDONALD — A body of a woman found in the Mahoning River last year has been identified. McDonald police confirmed the body to be 40-year-old Bessie Ryan who was reported missing in March 2020. Her body was found in the river by a kayaker July 5 last year. Now authorities are asking for the ...

Tue. 11:26 a.m.: Drug execs face Capitol Hill questions on vaccine supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers answered questions this morning from Congress about expanding the supply of shots needed to curb the pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. The hearing comes as U.S. vaccinations continue to accelerate ...

Tue. 9:29 a.m.: Police: Niles woman shot man who kicked in her door

NILES — A Youngstown man is listed in critical condition after being shot early this morning. According to a news release from Niles police, the 27-year-old was found at 181 Royal Mall Drive with a gunshot wound to his torso. When officers arrived, they found the door to the residence was ...

Tue. 8:40 a.m.: Rollover crash scene in Howland abandoned

HOWLAND — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a rollover crash that occurred early this morning on East Market Street near Henn Hyde Road. Troopers estimate that the accident happened before 1:45 a.m. today as when a trooper came to the scene about 2 a.m., the vehicle appeared to ...