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Wed. 9:16 p.m.: FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds oversight for privacy mishaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. The fine is the largest the Federal Trade ...

Wed. 9:11 a.m.: ICE releases US citizen, 18, wrongfully detained near border

HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S.-born 18-year-old has been released from immigration custody after wrongfully being detained for more than three weeks. Francisco Erwin Galicia left a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Pearsall, Texas, on Tuesday. His lawyer, Claudia Galan, ...

Wed. 9:04 a.m.: Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect today in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary ...

Wed. 8:59 a.m.: Indian celebrities protest attacks on dissent, minorities

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of Indian celebrities have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and stop rising incidents of attacks on minorities, misuse of religion by Hindu hard-liners and intolerance against dissent in the country. In a joint letter of protest to Modi released today, ...

Wed. 8:55 a.m.: Iran’s president hints at quid pro quo for seized UK ship

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani suggested today that Iran might release a U.K.-flagged ship if Britain takes similar steps to release an Iranian oil tanker seized by the British Royal Navy off Gibraltar earlier this month. His remarks could create an opening to reduce tensions ...

Tue. 1:07 p.m.: Senate confirms Army veteran Mark Esper secretary of defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took seven months, but President Donald Trump finally has a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense. Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation today by a vote of 90-8. He was to be officially sworn by the end of the day, ...

Tue. 12:51 p.m.: County issues emergency proclamation for Kinsman

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners voted today to issue an emergency proclamation, expected to be ratified at Wednesday's meeting, for the area where 55 people were displaced when the Kinsman Lake dam broke Saturday, washing out the only access road to numerous properties on Lakeview ...

Tue. 9:19 a.m.: IMF sees a weaker global economy but upgrades US forecast

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy because of simmering international trade tensions. But at the same time, the fund is boosting its forecast for U.S. economy this year, citing expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: All-girls school becomes 1st in US with varsity esports

SHAKER HEIGHTS — As a liaison at the U.S. Department of Education, J Collins watched as colleges by the dozen rolled out varsity esports programs, complete with scholarships, coaches and even some arenas. Collins had a gnawing concern: Gaming was beginning to have an impact on education, and ...

Tue. 8:47 a.m.: Pope gives West Virginia diocese new leader after scandal

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis named Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan to lead the Wheeling-Charleston diocese in West Virginia this morning following a scandal over the former bishop's sexual harassment of adults and lavish spending of church money. The 72-year-old Brennan ...

Tue. 8:23 a.m.: Boris Johnson wins race to become UK’s next prime minister

LONDON (AP) — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party today and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Johnson resoundingly defeated rival Jeremy ...

Tue. 8:19 a.m.: S. Korea’s claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots today after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea's airspace off the country's east coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said ...

Mon. 10:43 a.m.: Amazon coming to northeast Ohio

WARREN - Global online retailer Amazon will open two new fulfillment centers in Ohio, including one at the former Rolling Acres Mall in Akron. The company announced the plans today for the distribution hubs in Akron and in Rossford near Toledo. The centers will create more than 2,500 ...

Sun. 6:09 p.m.: Heat and humidity grip East Coast, Midwest getting reprieve

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast sweated today through another day of heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a road race, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD ...

Sun. 5:27 p.m.: US notes advance in Mexican migration enforcement

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged during a meeting today that Mexico has made significant progress on migration enforcement, Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said. Ebrard said in a statement that due to these advances, Mexico sees no need to ...

Sun. 5:16 p.m.: Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead today at Royal Portrush, ...

Sun. 5:11 p.m.: US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over Caribbean

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. Authorities today said that a Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations. The U.S. Southern Command said that ...

Sun. 5:06 p.m.: Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration's enforcement pause, and the widening rift could ...