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Ohio, GOP defend limit on ballot drop boxes to 1 per county

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are fighting to uphold a GOP election chief's directive limiting ballot drop boxes in the presidential battleground to one per county. They told a state appellate court in filings Monday that a county judge ...

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American ...

Ginsburg’s body will lie in repose at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow for public viewing despite the coronavirus pandemic, the court said today. Ginsburg’s casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the ...

Mon. 8:45 a.m.: Child dead, four other people wounded at Struthers home

STRUTHERS - Struthers police and area law enforcement are searching for the man who walked into a Struthers home early today and shot and killed a 4-year-old boy and wounded four other people. Struthers police Chief Tim Roddy said four people are in the hospital after the shooting just before ...

Virginia Commonwealth to remove Confederate names, symbols

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A university in the former capital of the Confederacy will remove building names, plaques and other symbols that honor several Confederate supporters. The board of visitors at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond voted unanimously on Friday to remove 16 ...

2 killed, woman critically wounded in shooting at home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A shooting inside a Columbus home today left two people dead and a third critically injured, authorities said. The shooting was reported around 3 p.m., and responding police officers soon found the bodies of a man and a woman who had been shot in separate rooms. Their ...

More children in poverty than national average in the Mahoning Valley

Poverty is often a cycle, an oppressive cloud that hangs over generations, expanded by a community's inability to offer living wage jobs, affordable housing and comprehensive health care. Society's youngest often carry the mental trauma that comes with not knowing if their home will be heated ...

Ginsburg replacement fight can permanently damage Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most iconic Supreme Court justices in decades, but the fight over her replacement has the potential to permanently damage the reputation of the nation's highest court, area political experts say. Ginsburg, 87, died Friday of complications from metastatic ...

Trump backs proposed TikTok deal with Oracle, Walmart

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said today he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he's targeted for national security and data privacy concerns. Trump said the proposed deal will result in a ...