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Ohio Gov. DeWine’s small business among 650K receiving govt loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department today released the names of more than 650,000 small businesses that received funds from a government program intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral outbreak. Businesses owned by several politicians were ...

Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with "Devil Went Down to Georgia," has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died this morning at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said ...

Investigation continues in case of body found in Mahoning River

WARREN — Police and the Trumbull County Coroner's Office are continuing their investigation into the discovery of a badly decayed body found Sunday evening in the Mahoning River near McDonald Steel Corp. A kayaker spotted the remains just after 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a report from the ...

Mon. 9:39 a.m.: $10,000 reward offered in Atlanta killing of 8-year-old girl

ATLANTA (AP) — The shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta prompted a $10,000 reward for information as authorities searched this morning for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in near a flashpoint of recent protests. Police identified the girl killed on ...

Mon. 8:52 a.m.: Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in COVID-19 boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a report. The lobbyists ...

Mon. 8:49 a.m.: Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the ...

For nation’s birthday, Trump vows to safeguard values

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to "safeguard our values" from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators, he said — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies. Trump ...

Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor on tonight night. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little Italy neighborhood, news outlets reported. Protesters mobilized by the death of ...

As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate monument ever crafted — colossal figures carved into the solid rock of a Georgia ...

Latest world virus headlines: WHO ending hydroxycholorquine trial for COVID

Here are summaries of the latest stories worldwide on the coronavirus pandemic, including: — WHO ending hydroxycholorquine trial for COVID; — Pubs and hair salons are back in Britain; — July Fourth comes at a time when Americans are more divided than ever; — Economic impact on Sun ...