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Wed. 9:07 a.m.: US jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. The Labor Department's report this morning said jobless ...

Poland’s Cooper competes in Voice knockout round

Four artists who were saved during the Battle Rounds competed in a Four-Way Knockout Tuesday night on The Voice, including Julia Cooper from Poland. Cooper went head-to-head with Taryn Papa, Larriah Jackson, and Ryan Gallagher. Cooper sang "Wish You Were Gay" by Billie Eillish. Papa ...

Wed. 8:38 a.m.: Global stocks edge lower after Dow crests 30,000

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly edged back today after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time as investors cheered news of progress on the development of coronavirus vaccines. The Dow appeared set to edge back from its record high on the open, with ...

Wed. 8:36 a.m.: Global push to end domestic violence, worse amid COVID-19

PARIS (AP) — With domestic violence on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic, activists are holding protests today from France to Turkey and world dignitaries are trying to find ways to protect millions of women killed or abused every year by their partners. The pope called for global ...

Second man in armed robbery spree gets 19 years

YOUNGSTOWN -- Edgar Ramirez got the minimum sentence of 19 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in three armed robberies last December in the Youngstown area. Ramirez, 23, of Detroit Avenue had only moved to Youngstown a couple of weeks before the robbery spree began, his attorneys ...

Stay-at-home advisories ask for compliance but lack enforcement protocols

WARREN - A health advisory approved Tuesday by the Trumbull County Board of Health is asking people to stay home except in essential situations. The advisory asks employers to allow work from home whenever possible, beginning Wednesday, and asks people to stay home unless reporting for ...

Youngstown Schools, teachers’ union reach tentative deal

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown City School District CEO Justin Jennings and the union representing the district's 400 teachers have reached a tentative contract - the first in seven years, the school district has announced. "We have dedicated, highly-skilled educators in Youngstown and I want them ...

Hubbard man guilty of assault

WARREN - A Hubbard man pleaded guilty this morning to an amended indictment linked to the Sept. 22 assault on a Hubbard police officer. David A. Seiple, 63, of 504 Grace St., Hubbard, appeared before Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan who ordered a background investigation for the ...

Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was certified this morning as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that ...