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Fri. 12:30 p.m.: Warren death ruled homicide

WARREN - The Trumbull County coroner has ruled the death of a Warren man, whose vehicle crashed into a Tod Avenue home, a homicide. Khalef Freeman, 37, 2032 Ferndale Ave. SW, was found dead inside the car that crashed into a Tod Avenue duplex just before 1 a.m., June 21. He had been shot ...

Fri. 9:05 a.m.: Trump jokes to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia's Vladimir Putin "Don't meddle in the election" in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that Moscow extensively interfered with the 2016 campaign. The tone of the president's ...

Fri. 8:57 a.m.: G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began today are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth. "A free and open economy is the basis for ...

Fri. 8:42 a.m.: Suspected militant attack on Philippine army camp kills 5

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants attacked a Philippine military camp with explosives today in the country's south, killing three soldiers and two civilians, military officials said. Regional military commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said nine other soldiers were ...

Fri. 8:36 a.m.: US economy grew at solid 3.1 percent rate in first quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1 percent rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China. The ...

Fri. 8:34 a.m.: Nurse, pilot killed in medical helicopter crash in Minnesota

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A nurse and a pilot are dead and a crew member injured after a medical helicopter crash at a regional airport in Minnesota. North Memorial Health says no patients were on board when the crash happened about 1 a.m. today at the Brainerd airport. The injured crew ...

Thurs. 2:55 p.m.: Camp Garfield passed over as east coast missile defense site

WARREN - The U.S. Department of Defense has decided Fort Drum in northern New York, not Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center or a third base, is the preferred site for an East Coast missile defense system should one ever be built. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine expressed disappointment ...

Thurs. 12:25 p.m.: Girard names new superintendent

GIRARD - Just days after learning their superintendent was leaving to take a new position in Austintown Local Schools, members of the Girard board of education wasted no time in naming a replacement. In a special meeting this morning, the board voted 4-0 to appoint recently hired new high ...

Thurs. 9:07 a.m.: Border aid bill faces standoff in Congress over protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a standoff over a $4.6 billion aid package for the southern border as House Democrats say a Senate-passed measure doesn't go far enough to care for thousands of migrant families and children. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering a fresh vote today. Democrats ...

Thurs. 8:58 a.m.: Have an old car? You’re not alone. Vehicle age hits record

DETROIT (AP) — The average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. has hit a record 11.8 years, as better quality and technology allows people to keep them on the road longer. The 2019 figures from data provider IHS Markit show that the rate of increase is slowing, but the average age is still ...

Thurs. 8:47 a.m.: In Japan, Trump begins talks on trade, Iran, North Korea

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump began his most consequential overseas trip of the year today with a warm dinner with the prime minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before the impending gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars and a growing global to-do ...

Democrats make missteps on climate, wages in debate

WASHINGTON — This was no Trump rally. Ten Democrats kicked off the presidential debate season with a sober rendering of policy that featured a smattering of missteps on climate change, the economy and more but no whoppers. The Democrats spoke largely in generalities Wednesday night and when ...

Wed. 1:34 p.m.: Trumbull MetroParks reopen after flooding

After being closed last week due to flooding brought on by heavy rainfall, Foster Park, Canoe City Park and Thomas Swift MetroParks all reopened today, Trumbull County MetroParks announced. Visitors were blocked and events scheduled at the parks postponed until flood waters receded and cleanup ...

Wed. 12:25 p.m.: Commissioners apply local labor pressure to Lordstown project

WARREN - Trumbull County commissioners today adopted a resolution "emphatically" supporting the use of local workers to construct the TJX / HomeGoods distribution center planned for Hallock Young Road in Lordstown. The commissioners gave the company a 75 percent tax abatement for 10 years on ...

Wed. 10:31 a.m.: NATO chief leaves all options open to counter Russia missile

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg today refused to rule out that the military alliance might adapt its nascent missile defense shield to counter the potential threat posed by a new Russian missile system. In February, the U.S. began the six-month process of withdrawing ...

Wed. 10:26 a.m.: Trump says Iran war wouldn’t ‘last very long’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn't want war with Iran but that if there is one, "it won't last very long" because the U.S. has military superiority. Trump told Fox Business Network this morning that he was "nice" to Iran for not ordering strikes after Tehran shot ...

Tues. 10:20 a.m.: Judge orders holding newspaper shooting trial in 2 phases

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has ordered that the trial for a man charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland will be held in two parts. Judge Laura Ripken granted a request today by Jarrod Ramos' defense attorneys for the trial to first determine guilt or ...