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Fri. 9:34 a.m.: US adds just 134K jobs; unemployment a 49-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, the lowest level since 1969, according to figures released this morning. Hurricane ...

Fri. 9:24 a.m.: Record imports push US trade gap to $53.2 billion in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records. The Commerce Department said this morning that the trade gap — the difference between what America sells and what ...

Fri. 9:19 a.m.: Nobel Peace Prize awards efforts to end sex violence in war

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict." The winners were named today by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Congolese doctor Mukwege has been a ...

Fri. 8:51 a.m.: Coons says Kavanaugh vote still a mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, who helped broker a deal with Republican Sen. Jeff Flake that led to an expanded FBI background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, says he doesn't know how Flake or the other undecided senators will vote. Coons, of ...

Fri. 8:43 a.m.: Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash

HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) — A toddler in Utah was a little too helpful when he shredded more than $1,000 that his parents were saving. Ben and Jackee Belnap were saving the cash to reimburse Ben's parents for University of Utah season football tickets. They had $1,060 in an envelope, which ...

Fri. 8:36 a.m.: Tenn. officials closing in on manhunt suspect

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they're closing in this morning on a multiple-murder suspect in Tennessee, using helicopters and dogs in rugged terrain. WTVF-TV reports the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Kirby Gene Wallace has been spotted for a third time in Stewart ...

Thu. 9:46 a.m.: 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, in South Carolina standoff

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A police officer was killed and six of his comrades were wounded when an elderly man began shooting at deputies who came to serve a search warrant, barricading himself in his home with children and spraying bullets across his upscale suburban neighborhood, authorities ...

Thu. 8:53 a.m.: Senate gets confidential FBI files on Kavanaugh allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has sent the Senate a new FBI background file on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, giving senators a day to digest the confidential material and make a decision on the tottering nomination before a first vote on Friday. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck ...

Thu. 8:49 a.m.: Pence accuses China of interfering in US policies, politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies. In prepared remarks for an appearance 11 a.m. today at the Hudson Institute, Pence ...

Thu. 8:46 a.m.: HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Doctors in South Africa say they transplanted part of a liver from a mother with HIV to her critically ill but HIV-negative child, concluding that the chance to save a life outweighed the risk of virus transmission. The mother and the child recovered after the 2017 ...

Wed. 12:20 p.m.: GM, Honda team up to produce self-driving vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors and Honda will team up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation. Japan's Honda Motor Co. will invest $2.75 billion in the autonomous vehicle unit run by General ...

Wed. 12:05 p.m.: Indonesian quake toll raised to 1,407

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has increased to 1,407. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta today that 519 of the bodies had been buried. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake and the tsunami it generated ...

Tue. 8:16 p.m.: Tornado prompts Pa. nursing home evacuation

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A tornado struck a nursing home in Crawford County this afternoon, blowing a roof off one building and causing moderate to heavy damage, authorities said. No serious injuries were reported. Meteorologist Mike Griffin of the National Weather Service office in ...

Tue. 9:13 p.m.: Lawyers for Kavanaugh accusers question FBI’s thoroughness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week. Attorneys for Christine Blasey ...

Tue. 8:11 p.m.: Suspicious envelopes sent to Trump, military officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities were investigating two envelopes suspected of containing a suspected poison that were addressed to top military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to President Donald Trump. In a statement this evening, the Secret Service confirmed that a suspicious ...

Tue. 8:01 p.m.: 2 women arrested with Stormy Daniels sue Ohio police officers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Two women who were arrested at an Ohio strip club along with porn actress Stormy Daniels sued four Columbus police vice detectives today, accusing them of retaliating against Daniels for her sex allegations concerning Donald Trump before he became president. The women also ...

Tues. 4:15 p.m.: EPA moving to loosen radiation limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance says that any ...

Tues. 4 p.m.: Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly song fame, dies in Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" has died at a Lubbock hospital. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday at University Medical Center, according to UMC spokesman Eric Finley. She was 78. The family gave the hospital permission ...

Tue. 12:01 p.m.: Police looking for man who tried to rob Payless in Champion

CHAMPION - Police are looking for the man who tried today to rob the Payless shoe store on Mahoning Avenue. The attempted robbery led police to stop a vehicle on Youngstown Warren Road near Dunkin' Donuts that matched the description of one involved at the store. The motorist stopped the ...

Mon. 8:27 p.m.: Shinedown sets return to Youngstown

Shinedown, which was part of the first concert at the downtown Youngstown arena, will return to the Covelli Centre in 2019. Shinedown brings its Attention Attention world tour to the venue on March 5 with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria opening. Shinedown was the opener on Oct. 29, 2005, ...