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Tue. 9:09 a.m.: Stampede kills 40 at funeral for Iran general killed by US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A stampede today at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike last week killed 40 people and injured 213 others, two Iranian semi-official news agencies reported. The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. ...

Tue. 8:58 a.m.: 6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn this morning, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of a 10-day series of temblors spawned by the ...

Sun. 10:50 p.m.: Two killed in shootings tonight in Mecca

MECCA — A man and a woman are dead in a late-night shooting in Mecca, according to the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened about 9 p.m. at 6067 Hoagland Blackstub Road. A Trumbull County 911 spokesman said that a female caller, who said she was hiding in a closet at the ...

Sun. 7:47 p.m.: 5 dead, 60 hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Five people were killed and about 60 were injured on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early today morning, when a loaded bus went out of control on a hill and rolled over, setting off a chain reaction that involved three tractor-trailers and a passenger car. The injured victims, ranging from 7 to 67 ...

Sun. 7:33 p.m.: Iran abandons nuclear limits after US killing of Soleimani

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced today that it will no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal and Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of all American troops from Iraqi soil. The twin developments could bring Iran closer to building an atomic bomb and enable ...

Sun. 7:22 p.m.: Extremists attack Kenya military base, 3 Americans killed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn today, killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled, U.S. and Kenyan authorities ...

Fri. 11:59 a.m.: Bookmobile hits gas pump in Warren

WARREN -- A bookmobile bus hit a gas pump this morning at the Circle K convenience store at 4021 Parkman Road NW, resulting in about 30 to 50 gallons of spilled gasoline. Warren firefighters said that Circle K employees had an "excellent response" to the accident, shutting off the pump and ...

Fri. 9:45 a.m.: Burroughs’ estate sues Niles police

YOUNGSTOWN - The estate of Matthew Burroughs, who was shot to death by Niles police one year ago Thursday, has filed a federal lawsuit naming the city, its police department, several police officers and and Police Chief Jay Holland as defendants. The suit accuses the police department of ...

Fri. 9:16 a.m.: Indonesia capital floods leave 43 dead, 397,000 displaced

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from floods in Indonesia's capital rose to 43 of today as rescuers found more bodies amid receding floodwaters, disaster officials said. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 182 neighborhoods in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in ...

Fri. 9:04 a.m.: Iran vows ‘harsh’ response to US killing of top general

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing. The killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the ...

Fri. 8:49 a.m.: Oil price jumps on fear of Iranian retaliation against US

LONDON (AP) — The price of oil surged today as global investors were gripped with uncertainty over the potential repercussions after the United States killed Iran's top general. News that Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran's elite Quds Force, was killed in an air attack at the Baghdad ...

Thu. 2:01 p.m.: Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. The Trump administration announced today that it will prohibit ...

Thu. 11:03 a.m.: Police identify New Year’s morning gunshot victim

WARREN — Police have released the identity of the 87-year-old woman shot to death early New Year's Day. Annie Miller, 366 Douglas Ave. NW, was killed when a bullet blasted through the front door of the home, police said this morning. Officers went to the home at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday in ...

Thu. 9:44 a.m.: Global stocks rise on optimism about US-China deal

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose today on optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal and the Chinese government's efforts to boost its economy. France's CAC 40 rose 1.4 percent to 6,058 on the new year's first day of trading, while Germany's DAX was 1 percent higher at 13,382. Britain's FTSE ...

Thu. 9:39 a.m.: Lebanon receives Interpol wanted notice for Nissan ex-Chair

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's justice minister said today that Lebanon has received an international wanted notice from Interpol for Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn, four days after he fled Japan to Lebanon before a trial on financial misconduct charges. Albert Serhan told The Associated Press in ...

Thu. 9:06 a.m.: Poll: White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on how the government should act on two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll of Americans from various faith backgrounds. Asked about ...