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Regis Philbin dies at age 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," has died at 88. Philbin died of natural causes Friday night, just ...

Fri. 9:50 a.m.: China-US relations may have reached turning point

BEIJING (AP) — Four decades after the U.S. established diplomatic ties with Communist China, the relationship between the two may have reached a turning point. Tensions have reached new heights on what has always been a rocky road, as the ambitions of a rising superpower increasingly clash ...

Fri. 10 a.m.: Christopher Columbus statues taken down at 2 Chicago parks

CHICAGO (AP) — Two statues of Christopher Columbus that stood in Chicago parks were taken down early this morning at the direction of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a week after protesters trying to topple one of the monuments to the Italian explorer clashed with police. Crews used a large crane to ...

Fri. 10 a.m.: Missing red panda found safe in Columbus Zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A red panda that disappeared from its habitat at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium “is home safe and sound” after it needed to be tranquilized in a tree, the zoo said. Two visitors on Thursday spotted Kora on the ground among dense foliage between the rhino habitat and ...

Face masks in Ohio to be required

Facial masks will be required, with exceptions, in Ohio as of 6 p.m. Thursday. Gov. Mike DeWine made the edict official today after hesitating to do so in the past. DeWine said masks have proven to be beneficial to slowing down COVID-19. "We've got to get this virus under control," he ...

Wed. 10 a.m.: Ohio legislators call for repeal of nuclear bailout

WARREN - Three Ohio legislators from Trumbull County this morning will hold a press conference to call for the repeal of House Bill 6, a nuclear plant bailout passed last year. Today's announcement from local Democratic lawmakers comes on the heals of allegations of bribery that triggered ...

Trump excluding those in US illegally from reapportionment

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges. Trump said that "respect for the law and protection ...

Next virus aid package could easily swell past $1 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) - The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House negotiators negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small businesses, boost virus testing and keep cash flowing to Americans while the virus crisis ...

Patrol investigating two-vehicle accident in Cortland

CORTLAND -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Cortland police were called Tuesday morning to a two-vehicle head-on crash in the city that sent two people to the hospital. The Trumbull County 911 center received a call after 10 a.m. about two vehicles involved in a crash on state Route 305 at ...

Man in Bazetta death investigation identified

BAZETTA - A man found dead in the 2800 block of Cadwallader Sonk Road Monday evening has been identified as Robert Michael Bell, 50, 2852 Cadwallader Sonk, according to a joint statement from the Bazetta and Cortland police departments. Bell was found dead on the back deck of his residence ...

House speaker arrested in fed bribery probe

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery probe, a person briefed on the investigation confirmed. U.S. Attorney David DeVillers’ office would not discuss details of the case, which it planned to outline at a ...

Tue. 11:19 a.m.: Ohio court to hear arguments in appeal over judge shot video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Surveillance video showing an Ohio judge being shot and wounded at a courthouse before the assailant was himself shot and killed is a public record that should be released, according to arguments by an attorney for The Associated Press in a case before the state Supreme ...

Tue. 11:05 a.m. FBI agents raid Ohio House speaker’s farm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — FBI agents were at the farm of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of a planned announcement of a $60 million bribe investigation by federal prosecutors. FBI agents were carrying out "law enforcement activity" on Householder's property ...

UPDATE: Cortland domestic episode turns deadly in Bazetta

BAZETTA -- Police investigated a man's death Monday evening in Bazetta Township following a domestic dispute that started in Cortland. Cadwallader-Sonk Road was blocked off by police for about two hours, from Howland Wilson to Henn Hyde roads in the township as the episode unfolded. Cortland ...

Son of US District judge killed, husband shot

A gunman posing as a delivery person shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a federal judge and wounded her husband at their New Jersey home before fleeing, according to judiciary officials. The shooting occurred Sunday evening at the North Brunswick home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, ...

Engine maker Briggs & Stratton files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Briggs & Stratton Corp., billed as the world's largest manufacturer of small gas engines, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Monday. As part of the Chapter 11 filing, the Milwaukee-area ...

Mon. 11:54 a.m.: Georgia Dems release finalists to replace Lewis on ballot

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Democrats announced on Monday a list of five finalists who are under consideration to replace Rep. John Lewis on the November ballot. The finalists are: a state senator, a state representative, the head of the state NAACP, an Atlanta city councilman and the former ...

Mon. 11:39 a.m.: Officer shot, wounded during confrontation at Cleveland home

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer was shot and wounded early today when officers exchanged gunfire with an armed man inside a city home, but authorities said the officer is expected to recover. The shooting occurred around 4 a.m., when officers responded to a 911 call from a woman ...