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Fri. 8:34 a.m.: Klobuchar urges Biden to pick nonwhite woman as running mate

CHICAGO (AP) — Amy Klobuchar says she is dropping out of the running to be vice president and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman of color instead. The white Minnesota senator, who had seen her prospects fall as racial tensions swept the nation, said Thursday that she called the ...

Fri. 8:11 a.m.: Britain lowers virus alert, Germany sees spike in cases

BERLIN (AP) — Britain lowered its coronavirus threat level one notch today, becoming the latest country to claim it's getting a national outbreak under control. The U.K.'s Joint Biosecurity Center recommended moving the COVID-19 risk in the country from the second-highest level, 4 - meaning ...

Thu. 10:21 a.m. Justices reject end to protections for young immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court this morning rejected President Donald Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump's campaign, ...

Thu. 10:06 a.m.: Prosecutor: Officer kicked Rayshard Brooks after shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — As Rayshard Brooks lay dying in a Wendy's parking lot, prosecutors say the Atlanta police officer who shot him in the back kicked him and didn't give him medical attention for more than two minutes. Rolfe, who is white, shot Brooks after the 27-year-old black man grabbed a ...

Thu. 9:03 a.m.: 1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy increasingly reopens and employers bring some people back to work. The latest figure from the Labor Department marked the 11th straight ...

Thu. 8:31 a.m.: Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and a former ambassador to Ireland, died Wednesday, her daughter confirmed to The New York Times. She was 92. Smith died at her home in Manhattan, her daughter Kym told the Times. Smith was the ...

Thu. 8:24 a.m.: World War II forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103

LONDON (AP) — Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular "Forces' Sweetheart" who serenaded British troops abroad during World War II, has died at 103. During the war and long after, Lynn got crowds singing, smiling and crying with sentimental favorites such as "We'll Meet Again," and "The ...

Ohio Mayors Alliance proposes police changes

The Ohio Mayors Alliance is forming a police reform support network to help cities across the state implement policies to address racial bias and improve community-police relations. Five mayors, including Jamael Tito Brown of Youngstown, announced the effort today. It includes assessing ...

Wed. 11:10 a.m.: Stocks turn mixed on Wall Street following 3 days of gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are turning mixed on Wall Street early today as markets around the world take a pause following their big rally a day before. The S&P 500 gave up an early gain and was little changed after the first half-hour of trading. Stocks elsewhere in the world made mostly ...

Wed. 9:34 a.m.: After 130 years, Aunt Jemima will vanish from packaging

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than 130 years, Aunt Jemima is being removed from packaging for syrup and pancake mix. Quaker Oats company said this morning that is changing the name and marketing image of the 131-year-old Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup. The new packaging will hit shelves by ...

Wed. 9:18 a.m.: Glued to the telly: English soccer returns, a nation sighs

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — English soccer's longest suspension since World War II comes to an end today, bringing the country's favorite sport back to a nation that has struggled to protect its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League, the richest soccer league in the ...

Wed. 8:41 a.m.: Senate GOP to propose policing changes in ‘Justice Act’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability with an enhanced use-of-force database, restrictions on chokeholds and new commissions to study law enforcement and race, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press. The "Justice ...

Wed. 8:33 a.m.: China says it agrees with India to peacefully solve tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it is seeking a a peaceful resolution to its Himalayan border dispute with India following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the most violent confrontation in decades. "Both sides agree to resolve this matter through dialogue and consultation and ...

Wed. 8:19 a.m.: Beijing’s new outbreak raises fears for rest of the world

BEIJING (AP) — China raised its emergency warning to its second highest level and canceled more than 60 percent of the flights to Beijing today amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital — a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over the virus in March and a warning for ...

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported today in Mahoning County; none in Trumbull

Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Mahoning County today, according to the Ohio Department of Health's daily update. There were no deaths reported in Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Overall, there have been 329 COVID-19 deaths in Valley — 218 in Mahoning, 54 in Trumbull and 57 in ...

Fatal crashes closes portion of I-80 in Girard

GIRARD — A fatal accident has closed a portion of Interstate 80, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ramp from state Route 11 southbound to Interstate 80 westbound is closed. The detour is state Route 711 south to I-860 to I-80, ...

Trump to sign order on police changes as Democrats urge more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump was ready to sign an executive order today aimed at encouraging better police practices and establishing a database to keep track of officers with a history of excessive use of ...

Tue. 9:56 a.m.: Atlanta mayor vows changes in how police officers use force

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor is vowing to change police use-of-force policies and require that officers receive continuous training in how to deescalate situations before the consequences become fatal. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced her plans after the police killing of another ...