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Wed. 9:56 a.m.: North: Kim suspended action against South for Korean impasse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said today its leader, Kim Jong Un, suspended planned military retaliation against South Korea in an apparent slowing of a pressure campaign it has waged against its rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. Last week, ...

Wed. 9:32 a.m.: IMF downgrades outlook for global economy in face of virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has sharply lowered its forecast for global growth this year because it envisions far more severe economic damage from the coronavirus than it did just two months ago. The IMF predicts that the global economy will shrink 4.9 percent this ...

Wed. 8:09 a.m.: Putin hails Nazi defeat in virus-delayed Red Square parade

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the defeat of Nazi Germany at the traditional massive Red Square military parade in Moscow, which was delayed by more than a month because of the invisible enemy of coronavirus. The parade is usually held May 9 on Victory Day, Russia's ...

Wed. 7:57 a.m.: US citizens likely to be left out as Europe reopens borders

BRUSSELS (AP) — Americans are unlikely to be allowed into Europe when the continent reopens its borders next week, due to how the coronavirus pandemic is flaring in the U.S. and President Donald Trump's ban on Europeans entering the United States. European nations appear on track to reopen ...

Bill Cosby appeal will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, Pennsylvania's highest court will review the trial decision to let five other accusers testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in 2018, which ended with his conviction. Cosby, 82, has been ...

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported today in Valley

Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported today in the Mahoning Valley — one each in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Overall, there 340 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Valley — 225 in Mahoning, 56 in Trumbull and 59 in Columbiana counties. There have been 2,735 COVID-19 ...

Powerful earthquake shakes southern, central Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings today in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets. Seismic alarms sounded midmorning with enough warning for residents to exit buildings. Power was knocked out to some ...

Fauci says ‘it will be when not if’ for a COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top infectious disease expert told a House committee today he believes "it will be when and not if" there will be a COVID-19 vaccine and that he remains "cautiously optimistic" that some will be ready at the end of the year. Dr. Anthony Fauci has returned ...

Tue. 9:28 a.m.: UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency is investigating media reports suggesting a new record high temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Arctic Circle amid a heatwave and prolonged wildfires in eastern Siberia. The World Meteorological Organization said ...

Tue. 9:24 a.m.: After Tulsa, Trump heads to virus hotspot Arizona and border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regrouping after a humbling weekend rally, President Donald Trump faces another test of his ability to draw a crowd during a pandemic today as he visits Arizona and tries to remind voters of one of his key 2016 campaign promises. Trump's weekend rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ...

Tue. 8:46 a.m.: Fauci to testify at a fraught time for US pandemic response

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill today at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic response. The government's top ...

Tue. 8:32 a.m.: German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities today slapped new lockdown measures on a western region that has had a surge of coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse, trying to make sure the cluster doesn't fuel a wider contamination in the community. More than 1,550 people have tested ...

Mon. 9 p.m.: VP Pence coming to Lordstown on Thursday

LORDSTOWN -- Vice President Mike Pence will be at Thursday's reveal of the Lordstown Motors Endurance all-electric pickup truck. He is expected to speak at the reveal before participating in an event with law enforcement and community leaders before returning to Washington, D.C. later in the ...

Severe storms sweep through area

WARREN - A tornado warning issued this afternoon for Warren, Niles and Mineral Ridge expired at 1:45 p.m., with no tornadoes reported, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland. Heavy showers, wind, thunder and lightening are expected to continue through the afternoon as the ...

FBI investigating noose left in NASCAR stall of Black driver

Federal authorities today confirmed they are investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's only Black full-time driver who successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues earlier this month. ...

Mon. 8:37 a.m.: As virus spikes, Pakistan says there’s no choice but to open

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The coronavirus is spreading in Pakistan at one of the fastest rates in the world, and overwhelmed hospitals are turning away patients. But the government is pushing ahead with opening up the country, trying to salvage a near-collapsed economy where millions have already slid ...

Mon. 8:26 a.m.: Serbian populist wins landslide as many parties boycott

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A preliminary official vote count today of Serbia's parliamentary election confirmed an overwhelming victory for populist President Aleksandar Vucic's right-wing governing party, the state RTS television said. Election authorities said, after counting more than 60 ...

Mon. 8:04 a.m.: 2 dead, 7 wounded in shooting at North Carolina block party

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting early this morning in North Carolina's largest city, police said, while five others were hit by vehicles. The shooting happened at an "impromptu block party" that was a continuation of Juneteenth ...