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Mon. 9:33 a.m.: Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation. House Resolution 1, Democrats' ...

Mon. 8:59 a.m.: Police: Missing child, 6, killed and put into the Ohio River

MIDDLETOWN (AP) — A 6-year-old child who was reported missing is now believed to have been killed and put into the Ohio River, police said. James Robert Hutchinson was reported missing by his mother Sunday morning, and many people came out to search for him, Middletown Police Chief David ...

Mon. 8:36 a.m.: Prince Philip to a London hospital for infection treatment

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip has been transferred to another London hospital to continue treatment for an infection, Buckingham Palace said today. The palace says Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was transferred from King Edward VII's Hospital to St Bartholomew's ...

Mon. 8:27 a.m.: Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today accused Iran of attacking an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week, a mysterious explosion that further spiked security concerns in the region. Without offering any evidence to his claim, Netanyahu told Israeli ...

Mon. 8:24 a.m.: Defying deadly crackdown, crowds again protest Myanmar coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar's biggest city fired tear gas today at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month's coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier. The protesters in Yangon were chased as they tried to ...

14 religious statues damaged at Youngstown church

YOUNGSTOWN -- Fourteen religious statues were damaged during an act of vandalism at Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The damage was discovered today with some of the heads of the statues broken off while others were destroyed. The vandalism occurred overnight, said Bishop David ...

Fri. 10:01 a.m.: Russian diplomats hand-push trolley over North Korea border

MOSCOW (AP) — A group of Russian diplomats and their family members returned to Russia from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley on Thursday because the coronavirus pandemic has halted all passenger traffic between the countries, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a Facebook post. ...

Fri. 9:22 a.m.: House to vote on virus bill; arbiter says wage hike a no-go

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House today, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe Biden. A near party-line vote seemed certain on the measure, ...

Fri. 9:06 a.m.: US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4 percent in January, the sharpest increase in seven months and a sign that the economy may be poised to sustain a recovery from the pandemic recession. This morning's ...

Fri. 8:56 a.m.: UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds. So the U.N.'s climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder. Most countries ...