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Thu. 9:24 a.m.: CEOs speak out on gun violence, want Congressional action

The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law. In a letter sent to the Senate this morning, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter and Uber asked Congress to pass a bill ...

Thu. 9:16 a.m.: OPEC, allies weigh further oil production cut in December

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and its non-cartel members today discussed further cuts to oil production and the possibility of Iran re-entering the global market but said that any decision would have to wait for a meeting in December. Global oil prices fell on the news as ...

Thu. 9:11 a.m.: Settlement money won’t restore Ohio city upended by opioids

AKRON (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic. But for public officials in Akron, no amount of money will restore the ...

Thu. 9:02 a.m.: Johnson denies lying to queen; court rejects Brexit case

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted today that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons ...

Thu. 8:54 a.m.: European Central Bank launches new stimulus for economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank today delivered a new blast of monetary stimulus to help the shaky economy in the face of uncertainties like the U.S.-China trade conflict and Brexit. The decision comes as central banks around the world including the U.S. Federal Reserve ...

Wed. 9:11 a.m.: Bells toll at ground zero to mark 9/11; Trump at Pentagon

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn remembrances and vows to "never forget" 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil. A crowd of victims' relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began this morning with a moment of silence and tolling ...

Wed. 9:10 a.m.: Likely tornado, high winds cause damage in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Severe weather, including a probable tornado, struck eastern South Dakota leaving a trail of damaged buildings, downed power lines, fallen trees and some reports of injuries, officials said this morning. Fire Chief Brad Goodroad said at an early morning news ...

Wed. 9:05 a.m.: Iran urges US to ‘put warmongers aside’ after Bolton firing

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the U.S. today to "put warmongers aside" as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks signaled approval of President ...

Wed. 8:58 a.m.: Trump blasts Fed members as ‘boneheads’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is missing out economically because "Boneheads" at the Federal Reserve won't lower interest rates at his insistence. The Fed is meeting next week and is expected to trim its benchmark rate by another quarter point after cutting the rate ...

Wed. 8:48 a.m.: UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before Britain is due to leave the European Union was unlawful, a Scottish court ruled today — though it said Britain's top court must make the final decision. Judges at the Court of Session ...

Wed. 8:43 a.m.: Former Indonesian President Habibie dies at age 83

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of the dictator Suharto, has died. He was 83. His unpopular presidency was the shortest in modern Indonesia's ...

Tue. 2:24 p.m.: Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials today defended their plan to Congress for ending government control of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, clashing with Democratic senators on whether the change would raise home borrowing costs and neglect lower-income ...

Tue. 2:17 p.m.: Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama's health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual ...

Tues. 11:30 a.m.: Woman fires weapon at would-be thief

WARREN - A Willard Avenue Southeast woman fired her personal handgun at a male who punched her in her eye and tried to rob her as she exited her garage Monday just before noon. The 40-year-old woman received an apparent minor injury. A police report does not indicate whether the suspect, ...

Mon. 3 p.m.: Man sentenced in child rape case

YOUNGSTOWN - Jeffrey Palmer, 34, who was convicted last week at trial of repeatedly raping a girl, 10, in her Boardman apartment while serving as her babysitter, was apparently sentenced to 80 years to life today. Judge Maureen Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court said she was giving ...

Fri. 8:17 p.m.: 1 dead, 2 hospitalized after single-vehicle crash in Hubbard

HUBBARD --- A single-vehicle rollover crash left one person dead and sent two to the hospital this evening. The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. near Flying J Hubbard Travel Plaza on U.S. Route 62, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The car went airborne and the passengers were ...

Fri. 12:30 p.m.: Country singer Brantley Gilbert plans return to Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN - Brantley Gilbert returns to the Covelli Centre on Feb. 28, 2020. Gilbert opened for Eric Church in 2012 and headlined the venue in 2017. His hit singles include "Country Must Be Country Wide," "You Don't Know Her Like I Do," "Bottom's Up" and "The Weekend." His next album, "Fire ...

Fri. 12:15 p.m.: Man charged in JCC threats appears in federal court

YOUNGSTOWN - James Reardon, charged with making threats against the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, was arraigned today in U.S. District Court. U.S. Magistrate Judge George J. Limbert ordered Reardon, 20, of New Middletown, remain in the Mahoning County jail until his Thursday ...

Thu. 9:27 a.m.: Dorian, back to a Category 3 hurricane, creeps up US coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian , back to a Category 3 storm, began raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard early today and left tens of thousands without power as it threatened to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to Virginia with a life-threatening storm surge after its deadly ...