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Tue. 9 a.m.: TV star Zelenskiy officially named new Ukrainian president

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Election authorities in Ukraine have officially named TV star and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as the country's new president. The Central Election Commission today presented the official results of the April 21 vote, showing Zelenskiy beat incumbent President Petro ...

Tue. 8:57 a.m.: Vatican relaunches women’s magazine team after resignations

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican announced a new editorial leadership team for its women's magazine today, following the clamorous exit of its previous editor who alleged a campaign of delegitimization by the Holy See's communications operation. Three of the members of the editorial team of ...

Mon. 9 p.m.: Man charged after woman dies from crash injuries

A man facing charges in connection to a head-on collision earlier this month that left one woman dead and another seriously injured had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit, according to a crash report issued by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Kyle B. Munson, 30, North River Road NE, ...

Mon. 9:33 a.m.: US consumer spending surges 0.9 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending surged 0.9 percent in March, the biggest gain in nearly a decade, as inflation pressures remain non-existent. The March gain was the biggest monthly increase since August 2009, the Commerce Department reported this morning. That's a marked improvement ...

Mon. 9:21 a.m.: Beluga whale with Russian harness raises alarm in Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of ...

Mon. 8:54 a.m.: Afghan leader holds council to set agenda for Taliban talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president opened a grand council today of more than 3,200 Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government. President Ashraf Ghani hopes ...

Mon. 8:47 a.m.: South Sudan paying US lobbyists $3.7M

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government is paying a U.S.-based lobby firm $3.7 million to improve its relationship with the Trump administration and to block a path to justice for victims of the country's five-year civil war. The two-year contract, seen by The Associated Press, ...

Mon. 8:41 a.m.: Man accused of plotting IS-inspired attack due in court

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., is due in court to face a federal criminal charge. Rondell Henry is scheduled to be arraigned today on one count of interstate ...

Mon. 8:38 a.m.: Commander of Guantanamo Bay prison is fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Navy Rear Adm. John Ring was ...

Mon. 8:36 a.m.: Indonesia again mulls plan for new capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's decades-long discussion about building a new capital has inched forward after President Joko Widodo today approved a long-term plan for the government to abandon overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta. Widodo decided at a special Cabinet meeting to ...

Sat. 8 a.m.: Militants set off bombs during Sri Lanka raid, killing 15

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country's east, leaving behind a grisly discovery Saturday: 15 bodies, including six children. The gunbattle that began ...

Fri. 1:23 p.m.: Rep. Ryan qualifies for first Dem. presidential debate

WARREN - Poll numbers for Howland Democratic U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan have qualified him to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate in late June in Miami, according to a report on the FiveThirtyEight website. Ryan, who announced his White House bid on April 4, is ...

Thu. 9:41 a.m.: Biden launches 2020 bid warning ‘soul’ of America at stake

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between ...

Thur. 1:20 p.m.: US takes step toward listing giraffes as threatened species

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a first step today toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that its initial review has determined there is ...

Thur. 1:15 p.m.: Harry and Meghan indicate royal baby could be an American

LONDON (AP) — What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a revolution to rid itself of the British royal family, the next royal baby could be an American. The idea that a scion of the former colonies would be seventh in line to succeed Queen ...

Wed. 8:15 p.m.: Area agencies getting $225K for bulletproof vests

WARREN - The Warren Police Department and the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office were among the top 10 communities statewide that received the largest grant amounts from the Ohio Attorney General's Office for the purchase of body armor. Warren was one of two communities that received the ...

Wed. 1:52 p.m.: FBI aids probe after car plows into 8 California pedestrians

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The FBI is assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people, injuring eight, authorities said Wednesday. Prentice Danner, a spokesman for the FBI's field office in San Francisco, said the ...

Wed. 10:52 a.m.: Man or cyborg? ‘Jeopardy!’ champ passes $1 million mark

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant. But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way. Holzhauer eclipsed the ...

Wed. 9:53 p.m.: UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under five should get: not very much. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday children under 1 should not have any screen time while those under five should not spend more than one ...

Wed. 9:32 a.m.: Trump makes new threat to send soldiers to US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a new threat to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday that "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border," but he ...