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Citizenship data is latest rollback of Trump census efforts

The U.S. Census Bureau is suspending efforts to create neighborhood-level statistics on the citizenship and age of residents, using 2020 census data, in the latest rollback of Trump administration census-related initiatives that critics feared would be used to favor Republicans and whites ...

Britain’s Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden today that he's eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K. trade deal. The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic as ...

Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

DETROIT (AP) — Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers for Friday night's drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was ...

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died today. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production ...

Democrats make federal election standards a top priority

Democrats plan to move quickly on one of the first bills of the new Congress, citing the need for federal election standards and other reforms to shore up the foundations of American democracy after a tumultuous post-election period and deadly riot at the Capitol. States have long had ...

Area schools preparing COVID-19 vaccination plans

Employees of school districts across the state will begin getting COVID-19 vaccinations in just over a week. Mahoning Valley school districts are working with their county educational service centers to develop plans for getting most of their employees vaccinated, so most school buildings ...

New board president, CEO to meet about district’s future

YOUNGSTOWN -- A vocal critic of the state-mandated chief executive officer model of leadership that was imposed upon Youngstown City School District in 2016 is now the board of education's president. Ronald Shadd, 45, said he will strive to work with CEO Justin Jennings in the repair and ...

Two die in early morning house fire in Lake Milton

LAKE MILTON -- An elderly couple was killed in a house fire that began shortly before 3:30 a.m. today, on Roselawn Street, near Lake Milton. Fire Chief Harold Maynard said the department received its first call from Mahoning County 911 at 3:25 a.m. The single-story, wood frame house was ...

Fri. 11:59: Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball's greatest all-around players, died this morning. He was 86. The Atlanta Braves, Aaron's longtime team, said he died ...

Fri. 11:33 a.m.: Coroner’s office identifies body found in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Coroner's Office has identified the woman found dead on the side of Kenmore Avenue Thursday morning as Kimberly Sarcozy, 53. An autopsy will be conducted by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office, and the matter remains under investigation. Youngstown ...