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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty today to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation's deadliest school shootings. Relatives of the victims who sat ...

Wed. 11:25 a.m.: Police investigate damage call outside Stericycle plant

WARREN -- Warren police are investigating a report Wednesday of a damaged tire from a vehicle that had to go through the picket line at the Stericycle plant. A worker tried to pull into the plant entrance off Pine Avenue SE about 3:20 a.m. and was blocked by a group of pickets, the police ...

Wed. 10:36 a.m.: Unwanted pills sought during Saturday’s ‘take back’

A host of local sites will be participating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as the federal Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Area residents who have unwanted prescriptions pills or other drugs can safely dispose of them at a dozen ...

Wed. 8:55 a.m.: 1,028 more COVID deaths in Russia as non-workweek considered

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's coronavirus deaths surged to another daily record today as soaring infections prompted the Cabinet to suggest declaring a nonworking week to stem contagion. The government task force reported 1,028 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the highest number since ...

Wed. 8:53 a.m.: Plane burns after takeoff mishap in Texas; no one badly hurt

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (AP) — A plane taking passengers from Texas to the AL Championship Series game in Boston burst into flames after it ran off a runway during takeoff Tuesday morning, but no one was seriously hurt, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was carrying 21 people when it ...

Wed. 8:49 a.m.: Bus bombs kill 14 in Syria capital; shells elsewhere kill 10

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two bombs attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops exploded in Damascus during the morning rush hour today, a military official said. Fourteen people were killed in the attack, one of the deadliest in the capital in years. While the Syrian government's decade-long ...