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Thurs. 8 p.m.: LaRosa will be sentenced Friday

WARREN - Prosecutors want to see him in prison for the remainder of his life for brutally killing a 94-year-old inside her home in Niles. Defense attorneys argue there is no evidence of "irreparable corruption" and want him eligible for parole at some point in the distant future. The ...

Thurs. 10:45 a.m.: Social Security to get a boost in 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. For the average retired worker, it amounts to $39 a month. After a period of low inflation, the increase for 2019 is the ...

Thu. 8:56 a.m.: Hurricane Michael left path of destruction, isn’t done yet

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The third-most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history left a wide path of destruction across Florida and Georgia, destroying homes and shopping centers and felling trees that killed at least two people. And it's not done yet. Hurricane ...

Thu. 8:51 a.m.: Postal Service proposes 5 cent increase to first-class stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents to 55 cents to help stem its mounting red ink. If approved by regulators, the 10 percent increase to the cost of mailing a 1-ounce letter would be the biggest since 1991. The price ...

Thu. 8:43 a.m.: As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed today to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world's two biggest economies. Global ...

Thu. 8:41 a.m.: Israel says it destroyed a Hamas tunnel stretching from Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said today it discovered and destroyed a Hamas tunnel dug out from Gaza into Israeli territory, the 15th such tunnel threat it has thwarted over the past year. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel was about a half mile in ...

Wed. 12:30 p.m.: State police arrest limousine company operator

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Police say that the operator of a limousine company involved in a deadly crash has been arrested. A press release from the state police says Nauman Hussain was taken into custody following a traffic stop on a highway near Albany. No further details ...

Wed. 8:53 a.m.: Cat. 4 Hurricane Michael lashes Florida coast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Michael's leading edge careened onto northwest Florida's white-sand beaches as a still-growing Category 4 hurricane this morning, lashing the coast with tropical storm-force winds and rain and pushing a storm surge that could cause catastrophic damage well inland once ...

Wed. 8:43 a.m.: Trump says he may pick new UN ambassador this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told reporters he was considering five candidates to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and that a successor would be named in two to three weeks — or maybe sooner. Among those under consideration, Trump said, is former deputy national security ...

Wed. 8:36 a.m.: Flight delayed after woman brings squirrel on plane

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police had to remove a woman who brought an "emotional support squirrel" on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland. Frontier says the passenger had noted in her reservation that she was bringing an emotional support animal with her on ...

Wed. 8:33 a.m.: Europe debates tougher emissions cuts for vehicles

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union officials are working on tougher auto emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive ...

Tues. 8:10 p.m.: Hill case not over

WARREN - The nation's high court will reconsider hearing the case of convicted killer Danny Lee Hill, who, under a lower court's decision, stands to be removed from Ohio's death row. The announcement today the U.S. Supreme Court relisted the petition by the Ohio Attorney General's Office for ...

Tues. 10:55 a.m.: UN ambassador Haley to step down

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said this morning U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration "at the end of the year." Trump spoke as he and Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign. He called Haley a "very special" person, adding ...

Tues. 5:25 p.m.: Fast-moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael is speeding toward the Florida Panhandle with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of ...

Tues. 9 a.m.: Lordstown Energy Center begins commercial operation

LORDSTOWN - Lordstown Energy Center (LEC), the 940-megawatt, gas-fueled electricity generation plant recently constructed in Lordstown, has begun commercial operation, the plant announced moments ago. Pennsylvania native Drew Schneider has been named plant manager for the facility. Schneider ...

Mon. 3:50 p.m.: Trump says he won’t fire Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said today he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks. Trump told reporters at the White House that he ...

Sat. 6 p.m.: Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court by narrow vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's ...

Fri. 10:20 a.m.: Schumer blasts GOP ‘scorched earth’ tactics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans have only themselves to blame for the hurdles in Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Schumer said this morning, "They have a flawed nominee." The New York Democrat called it a "shameful culmination" of a ...