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Wed. 8:50 a.m.: New Israeli government or election: Netanyahu faces deadline

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's raucous political world was on edge today, counting down the hours to a midnight deadline to see whether a new government will be formed or whether, alternatively, there will be an unprecedented second national election this year. Backchannel negotiations were ...

Wed. 8:44 a.m.: Louvre reopens after one-day closure due to overcrowding

PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris reopened to the public today after being shut down for a day when workers complaining about overcrowding walked out. Union representatives met this morning with management to discuss how to ease the traffic flow at the world's most visited museum. They ...

Wed. 8:24 a.m.: Judge won’t stop Florida Cabinet from meeting in Israel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge in Florida denied an emergency motion from the First Amendment Foundation seeking to prevent Gov. Ron DeSantis from convening a Cabinet meeting today during a trip to Jerusalem. The judge said he couldn't stop the meeting this morning because attorneys for ...

Tues. 3:20 p.m.: Trib speller aces word at microphone

Badger Middle School student and Scripps National Spelling Bee competitor Jeremy Slywczak this afternoon spelled his word correctly in the second round of the national bee being held near the nation's capitol. Slywczak, an eighth-grade student, correctly spelled "pilchard," which is a small, ...

Tue. 10:32 a.m.: Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on fetal remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains. But the justices are staying out of the debate over a broader, blocked provision that would prevent a woman in Indiana from having ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A rapid-fire line of 52 apparent tornadoes tore across eight states, including Ohio, overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries. The storms damaged homes, blew ...

Tue. 8:52 a.m.: Study suggests e-cigarette flavorings may pose heart risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can't kick the addiction sometimes switch to e-cigarettes, in hopes of avoiding the cancer-causing ...

Tue. 8:47 a.m.: Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo today, killing two and injuring 17 before killing himself, officials said. Most of the victims were students ...

Tue. 8:44 a.m.: Serbian troops placed on alert after Kosovo police arrests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia is demanding that Kosovo authorities immediately release a Russian U.N. employee detained and injured during a police operation in northern Kosovo that has fueled tensions with Serbia. Alexander Chepurin, the Russian ambassador to Belgrade, said today on ...

Mon. 11:40 a.m.: UPDATE – Two dead, two hospitalized in Niles fire

NILES - Two people are dead and two others are hospitalized stemming from an overnight fire at a 307 Scott Ave., Niles, home. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause, and no identities have been released yet. The fire call came in to dispatchers just before 4:30 a.m. this ...

Mon. 10 a.m.: Two dead in Niles house fire

Niles - Two people died in an overnight house fire in Niles, according to reports. The fire, in the 300 block of Scott Street, broke out around 4 a.m. Four people were inside the home. No further details, including identities, are immediately available. This is a developing story. For ...

Fri. 12:20 p.m.: Coroner identifies body found in Warren river

WARREN - The Trumbull County coroner's office has identified the person found Tuesday in the Mahoning River in Perkins Park as Bryan Ayala, 17, 1912 Robert Lane NE., Warren. Positive identification was made using dental record comparisons, officials said. The body was found by a city ...

Fri. 8:38 a.m.: UK’s May says she’ll quit as Conservative leader June 7

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May announced today that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to become the country's next prime minister. She will stay as caretaker prime ...

Fri. 8:35 a.m.: NKorea: Talks won’t resume unless US changes position

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said today that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what Pyongyang described as unilateral demands for disarmament. The statement by an unnamed North Korean foreign ministry ...

Fri. 8:29 a.m.: Japan PM mulls Iran visit to mediate crisis

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Japanese media say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran next month amid rising tension between Tehran and Washington, and will consult with President Donald Trump about it when he arrives in Tokyo this weekend. The Kyodo News agency, citing unidentified ...

Fri. 8:24 a.m.: SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, 1st of thousands

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. The recycled Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, late Thursday. The first-stage booster landed on an ...

Thurs. 1:25 p.m.: Accused robber, shooter indicted

WARREN - A Trumbull County grand jury has indicted the man accused of shooting into a Warren bar and subsequently robbing a Howland gas station. The indictment comes ahead of Ryan Rulong's Warren Municipal Court hearing scheduled for today on three counts of attempted murder and three counts ...

Thu. 8:59 a.m.: Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved ...

Thu. 8:49 a.m.: Sources: Pentagon proposing troop buildup in the Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon today will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it's not clear ...

Thu. 8:47 a.m.: Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed today to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington. Tensions have soared in the Mideast recently as the White House earlier this ...