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Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2017. There are 250 days left in the year.

By The Associated Press
US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen.

By Robert Burns Associated Press
Analysis: A Le Pen wins more acceptance than ever in France
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Analysis: A Le Pen wins more acceptance than ever in France

PARIS -- When France last put a Le Pen onto the threshold of the presidential Elysee Palace, one step from power, it could write off the 2002 election shock as a mere accident.

By John Leicester Associated Press
US government issues 271 sanctions in response to Syrian chemical attack
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

US government issues 271 sanctions in response to Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.

By Vivian Salama And Matthew Lee Associated Press
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A long way to go on most of them
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

A long way to go on most of them

WASHINGTON -- Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It's also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn't raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow.

By Jill Colvin And Calvin Woodward Associated Press
Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

WASHINGTON -- Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.

By Erica Werner And Andrew Taylor Associated Press
Global warming may get Americans off the couch
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Global warming may get Americans off the couch

WASHINGTON -- Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.

By Seth Borenstein Associated Press
S. Korea, braces for N. Korea follow-up
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 AM

S. Korea, braces for N. Korea follow-up

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.

By Kim Tong-hyung Associated Press
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Monday, April 24, the 114th day of 2017. There are 251 days left in the year.

By The Associated Press
Ohio women carry on art form of making and restoring dolls
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio women carry on art form of making and restoring dolls

SYLVANIA -- When Sharon Heuberger was a little girl, she was fascinated by the few dolls she and her sisters possessed.

By Roberta Gedert The Blade
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Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio takes ownership of Ciboro house

TOLEDO (AP) -- A land bank appears likely to demolish the Ohio home where a man and his adult son were accused of raping and shackling a teenage relative who eventually escaped the basement.

Rules for medical pot bring access questions
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Rules for medical pot bring access questions

COLUMBUS -- Ohio has built it, but will they come? Prospective medical marijuana cultivators now know what Ohio rules for getting growers' licenses looks like. They were finalized last Monday and application forms were released Friday.

By Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Cops find body of man accused of killing estranged wife

CANTON (AP) -- Authorities in Stark County say they have found the body of a man accused of killing his estranged wife in northeast Ohio. Stark County Sheriff George Maier says 39-year-old Dustin Ray White was found by deputies at 9:33 a.m. EDT Sunday.

GOP looks to fill judgeships in lower courts
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

GOP looks to fill judgeships in lower courts

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships -- and reshape some of the nation's highest courts. Democrats have few ways to stop them.

By Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press
Ignore Trump on climate
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ignore Trump on climate

NEW YORK -- New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

By Steve Peoples Associated Press
Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.

By Mary Esch Associated Press
Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

DETROIT -- Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

By Jeff Karoub Associated Press
Centrist Macronvs. Far Right Le Pen
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Centrist Macronvs. Far Right Le Pen

PARIS -- Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

By John Leicester And Lori Hinnant Associated Press
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Trump heads into tough week
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump heads into tough week

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

By Catherine Lucey And Hope Yen Associated Press
Erin Moran dies at 56
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Erin Moran dies at 56

NEW YORK -- Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

By Hillel Italie Associated Press