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Fri. 9:04 a.m.: Butina saw US political analysis as ‘valuable’ to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian gun rights activist who admitted she was a secret agent for the Kremlin and tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups while Donald Trump rose to power says she believed her notes and analysis would be "valuable" for Russian officials. Maria Butina, ...

Fri. 8:48 a.m.: Suspects in Colorado school shooting due back in court

DENVER (AP) — Both suspects in a suburban Denver school shooting are due back in court today as prosecutors file charges in the attack that killed a student and wounded eight others. The district attorney's office also is expected to decide whether the younger suspect will be charged as an ...

Fri. 8:43 a.m.: After Trump invite, Iran commander says no talks with US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said today that Tehran will not talk with the United States, an Iranian news agency reported — a day after President Donald Trump said he'd like Iranian leaders to "call me." The semi-official Tasnim news agency ...

Fri. 8:39 a.m.: Poland’s president to meet Trump at White House in June

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife have been invited to the White House in June to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, an aide to Duda said today. Krzysztof Szczerski, who heads the president's office, said the exact dates of the ...

Fri. 8:36 a.m.: Snake turns up in washing machine smelling ‘like Downy’

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family's washing machine ended up smelling like fabric softener after going through the wash. Sanela Kamencic tells WMAQ-TV she was "totally creeped out" when the snake turned up Wednesday in the ...

Thurs. 8:45 p.m.: UAW, GM lawsuit will stay in Youngstown

LORDSTOWN - A lawsuit alleging General Motors sidestepped an agreement with United Auto Workers with its plans to idle three plants will be heard in Youngstown, not in Michigan. That's because a federal judge has denied a request from attorneys for the automaker to transfer the case from ...

Thu. 7:10 p.m.: Second lawsuit filed against Falcon

WARREN - Defunct trucking company Falcon Transport Co. faces another class action lawsuit over a claim it violated a federal mass layoff notice requirement when it suddenly closed April 27. Ex-employees David Hlebovy of Youngstown and Tawni Grove-Caban of Canfield claim the Liberty-based ...

Thu. 10:24 a.m.: Trump takes aim at ‘surprise medical bills’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin a push this morning to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is considered an out-of-network ...

Thu. 9:31 a.m.: N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles today, South Korea's military said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the ...

Thu. 9:17 a.m.: US trade deficit edges up to $50 billion in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in March even though the deficit with China fell to the lowest point in five years. The deficit in goods and services edged up 1.5 percent to $50 billion in March, after falling 3.6 percent in February, the Commerce Department ...

Thu. 9:14 a.m.: US, China wield threats going into high-stakes trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators are to resume trade talks today just hours before the United States is set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world's two biggest economies. In Beijing, Chinese officials said they will ...

Thu. 9:09 a.m.: Matters of politics, race accompany Red Sox to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, championship teams have visited the White House in a moment of ritual and tradition. Athletic excellence is celebrated, lame jokes are told and the president is given yet another jersey bearing his name. Under President Donald Trump, though, the visits often ...

Thu. 8:39 a.m.: Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Newton Township

NEWTON TOWNSHIP — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train late Wednesday on railroad tracks off Newton Falls Bailey Road behind the township building, according to police reports. The CSX's train's engineer called emergency crews about 11 p.m., according to the Trumbull County 911 ...

Weds. 9:10 p.m.: Area is decade away from going electric

WARREN - Electric vehicles are on the rise, but likely won't become popular for another 10 years, experts say. Rick Stockburger, vice president and chief operating officer of Warren-based energy incubator Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, or TBEIC, said electric cars are absolutely the next ...

Wed. 6:25 p.m.: Marathon runner taking on Relay challenge

WARREN - At this year's Warren Relay For Life, Barb Kosinski of Howland plans to complete a 100k marathon - 62 miles - in the 22-hour event to honor those who have died and to celebrate those who are still fighting. Kosinski, 47, a 1989 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, is a breast ...

Wed. 1 p.m.: UPDATE – GM confirms talks to sell Lordstown plant

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is not disputing tweets sent this morning by President Donald Trump that the company is in talks to sell the Lordstown plant to the company Workhorse. No final deal has been reached, GM spokesman Dan Flores said a short time ago. "At this point in time we are not ...

Wed. 11:54 a.m.: Trump: GM Lordstown plant will build trucks

LORDSTOWN — General Motors is selling its Lordstown assembly plant to Workhouse to build electric trucks, President Donald Trump just tweeted. The deal is pending union agreement, according to the president. Trump added that GM will invest $700 million in three locations that will create ...

Wed. 9:33 a.m.: Army training brigade prepares for new deployments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just months after the Army's new training brigade returned from Afghanistan, its teams are preparing for a different type of deployment that will scatter them around the world. Rather than putting all 800 soldiers in one war-torn nation, the Army is expected to begin ...