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Fri. 8:44 a.m.: Biden to exercise empathy skills in Texas visit after storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will exercise his empathy skills today during a Texas visit with a dual mission: surveying damage caused by severe winter weather and encouraging people to get their coronavirus shots. Biden and his wife, Jill, were traveling to Houston for the ...

Fri. 8:41 a.m.: Militia official: US strike in Syria kills 1, wounds several

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one of their militiamen and wounding a number of others, an Iraqi militia official said today. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in ...

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria today, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and ...

Events can increase number of spectators

Sporting and entertainment events in the state are now permitted to increase the number of spectators, but the amounts are still greatly limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Mike DeWine said today that 30 percent is the maximum outdoor capacity and itás 25 percent for indoor ...

Youngstown police trying to identify robbery suspect

YOUNGSTOWN - The Youngstown Police Department is trying to identify the man in this photo in connection to a robbery that took place Monday evening. Anyone who recognizes the person can call anonymously 330-746-CLUE or the detective bureau tip line at 330-742-8973. The robbery was reported ...

Thu. 11:57 a.m.: Manhattan prosecutor gets Trump tax records after long fight

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump's tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former president's last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over. The Manhattan district attorney's office enforced a subpoena on Trump's ...

Thu. 11:23 a.m.: Ohio bill toughening welfare program eligibility criticized

COLUMBUS (AP) — Social service advocates are criticizing an Ohio bill that would toughen eligibility for food stamps and Medicaid benefits. Beefed up monitoring of changes in food stamp recipients' income would be required along with photos on state food stamp cards, called EBT cards, under ...

Thu. 9:22 a.m.: US jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards. Applications for benefits declined 111,000 from the previous week to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, the Labor Department said this morning. It is the ...

Thu. 8:56 a.m.: Statehouse vote set on John Glenn statue to mark milestones

COLUMBUS (AP) — A vote has been scheduled for today on bringing a statue of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn to the Ohio Statehouse to mark major future milestones, such as his birthday and the anniversary of his famous space flight. Glenn, a native Ohioan, became the first ...