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Lawsuits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. The ...

Single new virus fatality reported today in Mahoning Valley

Just one COVID-19 death was reported today in the Mahoning Valley today — a 65-year-old woman who's death date was April 30 but was just today confirmed to the coronavirus toll, according to the Columbiana County Health District. There were no new deaths reported today in Mahoning and ...

YSU intends full re-opening for Fall Semester

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown State University announced today plans for the incremental safe return of employees to campus through the summer in anticipation of students starting the Fall Semester in August. "After meeting the challenges of a Spring Semester interrupted by the coronavirus, we are ...

Cutrona appointed to succeed Manning in Ohio House

Alessandro Cutrona of Canfield was selected today by the Ohio House Republican Caucus to succeed Don Manning as the 59th District representative. Cutrona was among 15 candidates who applied for the seat. Manning died March 20. Cutrona will fill the remainder of Manningás term, which ends ...

Thu. 11:39 a.m.: Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong today that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory. The National People's Congress approved the bill as it wrapped up an annual session that was ...

Thu. 9:29 a.m.: US layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business reopenings

WASHINGTON (AP) — An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million, the government said this ...

Thu. 9:17 a.m.: Trump preparing order targeting social media protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order today aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets. Trump had threatened social media companies with ...

Thu. 8:26 a.m.: Rising caseloads in India, Russia underline reopening risks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck this morning after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city and Mayor Jacob Frey appealing to the governor ...

Thu. 8:19 a.m.: Fires, looting rock Minneapolis after man’s death; 1 dead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck this morning after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city. Amid the violence, a man was found fatally shot Wednesday ...

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. One of the nation's biggest manufacturers said today that it will lay off 6,770 U.S. employees this week, and another ...