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Ohio Valley Small Businesses Weather COVID-19 Storm

WHEELING — As the COVID-19 pandemic sunk its talons into the Ohio Valley, small business owners weren’t just worried about their physical health, which was a serious concern. Their economic health was important, too. A list of restrictions - among them, how many customers in a business at ...

New Migrant Facilities Crop Up Again To Ease Crowding

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United ...

Queen Elizabeth Says Goodbye to Prince Phillip, Continues Her Reign Alone

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal, but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but somber ceremony at Windsor Castle, in accordance with strict ...

Worldwide COVID-19 Death Toll Tops Staggering 3 Million

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns ...

Retired Sheriff, His Tiny Police Dog Die on Same Day

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday — McClelland, at a ...

Tight-knit Sikh community in shock over FedEx shooting

By CASEY SMITH and RICK CALLAHAN INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Amarjit Sekhon, a 48-year-old mother of two sons, was the breadwinner of her family and one of many members of Indianapolis' tight-knit Sikh community employed at a FedEx warehouse on the city's southwest side. Her family is among ...

President Biden Seeking Foreign His Policy Sweet Spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden this past week found himself in search of a foreign policy sweet spot: somewhere between pulling a screeching U-turn on four years of Trumpism and cautiously approaching the world as it is. In recent days, Biden has piled new sanctions on Russia, ...

Floor collapses during huge party near University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — At least 25 people were hurt when a floor collapsed during a massive party at a two-story house near the University of Georgia. Athens Clarke-County police said the incident happened around 1 a.m. Friday in Athens. Police estimated 500 people were at the party when the ...

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

By TOM KRISHER and KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a ...

Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Some journalists covering protests over the police fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted them despite a federal order to leave them alone. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina ...

Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief

By KAT STAFFORD Associated Press Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand. As the co-founder of the Chicago-based youth organization GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood, he grieved the loss of Delmonte Johnson, a young community activist, more than two years ago to the very thing the teen fought ...

Attack leaves 2 Columbus cops with concussions, broken jaw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suspect's attack against two Columbus police officers left one officer with a broken jaw and the other with a concussion, authorities announced Friday. Officers Andrew Mott and Samuel Clanin were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to a tweet by the ...

Prosecutor who implied boy was armed when shot put on leave

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor who implied in court that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was holding a gun the instant he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer was placed on leave a day after a video showing the boy's hands were empty was released to the public. "In court last week, an ...

Lawyers: DOJ defense in Trump defamation suit is ‘dangerous’

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press The U.S. Justice Department made a "wrong and dangerous" argument in seeking to defend former President Donald Trump against a former advice columnist's claim that he defamed her when he denied her allegation of rape, her lawyers have told a ...

Riot declared in Portland protests after police kill man

By SARA CLINE and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that ...

What? What? City bans use of loud, gas-powered leaf blowers

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city is banning the use of loud, gas-powered leaf blowers. The City Council passed a phased-in ban this week, the Burlington Free Press reported. It mandates moving to quieter electric-powered leaf blowers, which will be required for all ...