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Fri. 8:47 a.m.: Storms destroy Pennsylvania houses, cause power woes

Homes have been destroyed in Pennsylvania and hundreds of thousands of utility customers were left without power after severe thunderstorms struck the Eastern Seaboard. Severe weather also affected parts of the South, and at least 420,000 customers from South Carolina up to Maine and in Ohio ...

Fri. 8:40 a.m.: World stocks edge up ahead of US jobs report

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares advanced today as investors looked to the monthly U.S. jobs report and amid concerns about the prospects for a long-term U.S-China trade deal. Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent to 12,904 and the CAC 40 in Paris added 0.3 percent to 5,744. Britain's FTSE 100 also ...

Thu. 9:31 a.m.: Ukraine’s leader vows more weapons pullbacks in the works

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops will begin a weapons pullback in a second location in war-torn eastern Ukraine next week if a cease-fire there persists, the country's leader said today. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke in Kyiv, the capital, at the end of talks with NATO ...

Thu. 9:24 a.m.: Elite runner’s close call inspires road safety campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly dashed her Olympic dreams. Bruised, bloodied and bewildered, Goodman channeled her anger ...

Thu. 9:09 a.m.: Ex-Trump adviser arrives to testify in impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former top adviser for Russian and European affairs arrived on Capitol Hill today to testify to House impeachment investigators , a day after leaving his job at the White House. Tim Morrison, the first White House political appointee to testify, ...

Thu. 8:46 a.m.: Follow-up story: Nats celebrate Game 7 World Series win

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg paraded the MVP trophy for delirious fans packed behind the dugout. Max Scherzer tearfully hugged his teammates. Gerardo Parra did the Baby Shark chop, Sean Doolittle flapped snow angels next to the mound. Almost out of contention in May, champs in ...

Wed. 2:30 p.m: Crash closes part of Champion roadway

CHAMPION - A two-vehicle crash closed The Ohio State Highway patrol has closed a section of Anderson Anthony Road. A pick-up truck is reported to have collided with a tractor-trailer carrying a large load. The driver and two children in the pick-up truck and the driver of the semi truck all ...

Wed. 9:52 a.m.: Halloween plans, from candy to costumed pets

CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for kids this Halloween: They'll likely come home with a bigger pile of candy than of healthy snacks while out trick-or-treating. Americans have a wide variety of plans to celebrate the spooky holiday this year, from carving pumpkins to watching scary movies. ...

Wed. 9:43 a.m.: Turkey summons US ambassador, condemns House resolutions

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey today condemned two resolutions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that symbolize deteriorating Turkish-American relations. Addressing his ruling party, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wouldn't recognize the nonbinding House resolution to ...

Wed. 9:23 a.m.: Stocks dip as investors look to Fed decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stock markets are mostly down as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Futures for both the Dow and the S&P 500 are down almost 0.1 percent, at 27,033 points and 3,034.75, while European indexes are mostly trading lower this ...

Wed. 9:17 a.m.: Californians struggle after latest blackout hits 1.5 million

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Californians this morning found themselves facing winds, wildfires and darkness from yet another power outage that hit more than 1 million people. Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's largest utility, ...

Wed. 9:01 a.m.: Body of Sgt. Cole Walker returns home to Conneaut

CONNEAUT — U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Cole Walker returned home late Tuesday night. An escort of veterans motorcyclist groups assembled at the IX Center in Cleveland to escort Walker’s body and his family to his hometown. Leading the motorcade was Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson. The ...

Tue. 9:26 a.m.: Frustration at utility rising as California blackouts endure

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians prepared to be in the dark — some for five days, or longer — as the nation's largest utility said it was switching off power again today to prevent powerful winds from damaging its equipment and sparking more fires. Pacific Gas & ...

Tue. 9:06 a.m.: Army officer says he raised concerns about Trump and Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is to deliver today in the House impeachment inquiry. Alexander Vindman, ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: More employers offer workers help paying off student loans

Americans collectively owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loans — more than twice the total a decade ago. It's a burden that weighs on millions of adults, shaping their life choices and often stunting their financial growth. Now a small but growing number of employers are stepping in to ...

Tue. 8:53 a.m.: Air Force’s mystery space plane lands, ends 2-year mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Air Force's mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission. The X-37B landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Sunday. The Air Force is mum about what the plane did in orbit after launching aboard a SpaceX ...

Tue. 8:49 a.m.: China promises no tech transfer, more finance access

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has promised more improvements in conditions for foreign companies, including its broadest pledge yet to refrain from pressing them to hand over technology — a key issue in its tariff war with Washington. The Commerce Ministry today said Beijing also will ...

Mon. 11:30 a.m.: WRTA gets funds to service Trumbull County

Western Reserve Transit Authority will receive just under $2 million in state funding that will allow the Youngstown-based transit operator to begin providing both fixed-route and on-demand transit services in Trumbull County, an administrator with the Ohio Department of Transportation ...