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Tue. 10:14 a.m.: DeWine urges gun sale background checks after shooting

DAYTON (AP) — Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio's Republican governor urged the GOP-led state Legislature this morning to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people ...

Tue. 8:57 a.m.: Trump freezes Venezuelan government assets amid tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolas Maduro that places his socialist administration alongside a short list of adversaries from Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran that have been targeted by such ...

Tue. 8:49 a.m.: China’s yuan falls further amid trade war fears

BEIJING (AP) — China allowed its currency to fall further today and accused Washington of destroying the global economic order, fueling fears about increasing damage from their trade war. The yuan declined to 7.0562 to the U.S. dollar before strengthening to 7.0297 in the afternoon. That ...

Tue. 8:44 a.m.: US carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups

ABOARD THE USS RONALD REAGAN, South China Sea (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier has sailed through the disputed South China Sea in the latest show of America's military might amid new territorial flare-ups involving China and three rival claimant states. The U.S. Navy flew a small group of ...

Tues. 4:10 p.m.: Hundreds without power in Trumbull

WARREN -- More than 1,000 First Energy customers are without power after a powerful storm blew through Trumbull County just before 3 p.m. Most of the outages -- 655 -- are in Warren. A tree fell over at Courthouse Square and landed on a tent that was being set up for this weekend's Italian ...

Ryan campaign: suspension of campaign temporary

WARREN - U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president is not permanently suspending his campaign. Ryan is temporarily suspending the campaign while he spends time in Ohio, but plans to return to the field of more than 20 Democrats competing for ...

Mon. 12:12 p.m.: Trump vows action after El Paso, Dayton shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump this morning condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes "against all humanity" and called for bipartisan cooperation to respond to an epidemic of gun violence. He offered scant details on possible action. Trump said he wants ...

Mon. 10:29 a.m.: Three Dog Night announced for Packard

Three Dog Night will play Packard Music Hall on Nov. 17. Led by original members Danny Hutton and Michael Allsup, the band had 21 top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, including "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Joy to the World," "Black and White," "Shambala," "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and ...

Mon. 9:19 a.m.: Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yet another Texas Republican congressman is announcing his retirement, two GOP officials said this morning, as the party's mounting departures make it increasingly unlikely it will be able to regain the House majority in next year's elections. Rep. Kenny Marchant, an ...

Mon. 9:02 a.m.: Trump calls for stronger gun measures in wake of shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said this morning the he wants Washington to "come together" after two weekend mass shootings on legislation providing "strong background checks" for gun users, but he provided no details and has reneged on previous promises to strengthen gun ...

Mon. 8:55 a.m.: Puffins fill up nesting islands this year despite challenges

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most productive seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state's coast. Atlantic puffins, with their colorful beaks and waddling walks, are one of New England's best recognized seabirds. ...

Mon. 8:47 a.m.: Protests disrupt Hong Kong work day as leader vows to remain

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts today in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands, including that the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's leader resign. Police again deployed tear gas in the Wong ...

Mon. 8:42 a.m.: India government revokes disputed Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government revoked disputed Kashmir's special status with a presidential order today as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule. Home Minister Amit Shah ...

Mon. 8:33 a.m.: Ford shows most powerful street-legal Mustang with 760 hp

DETROIT (AP) — The most powerful street-legal Ford Mustang ever built will go on sale this fall. A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will crank out 760 horsepower in the 2020 Shelby GT500. The new version has a beefed-up suspension and brakes. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission that ...

Ryan suspends his campaign

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, announced Sunday on the MSNBC cable network he is suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. The congressman said he is going to come back to Ohio in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton to provide leadership. Dayton ...

Sun. 10:25 a.m.: 9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours. Dayton police patrolling the area responded in less ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: Trumbull man sentenced in bar shooting

WARREN - The man convicted this week of firing shots at the University At Larchmont tavern will serve nearly 40 years in prison, a judge ordered moments ago. Ryan N. Rulong, 27, of Howland was found guilty of eight counts of attempted murder and eight counts of felonious assault, all with ...

Fri. 9:01 a.m.: US trade deficit falls 0.3 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrunk slightly in June, as did the politically sensitive trade deficit with China, the principal target of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said this morning that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what ...

Fri. 8:55 a.m.: US-Russia arms control treaty dies; US to test new weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up today. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that ...