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  • Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

    LONDON (AP/WJW) — Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds after a deal was struck for them to step aside as senior royals. The palace says the couple will repay some 2.4 million pounds of taxpayers’ money that was spent renovating their home near Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II released the following statement regarding the decision: “Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I […]

  • Ohio State student dies after apparent fall at construction site

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an Ohio State University student was found dead Friday at a construction site on campus. A university spokesman said foul play is not suspected in the death of Corey Ray Bias, 20, of Johnstown. Bias was a third-year student majoring in political science. Columbus fire crews were called to the site near Neil and West 11th avenues around 6:30 a.m., according to 911 calls obtained by The Columbus Dispatch. The location is near […]

  • USDA proposes allowing ‘more flexibility’ in school lunches

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama’s school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who announced the rule changes on Obama’s birthday, said they were needed to give schools more flexibility and reduce waste while still providing nutritious and appetizing meals. But child nutrition advocates saw it differently. […]

  • Andrew Berry back to interview with Browns about GM opening

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry may still have his parking spot with the Browns. After spending three seasons in Cleveland’s front office, Berry, who is currently the Eagles’ vice president of football operations, interviewed Friday to be the Browns’ new general manager. Berry was with the team from 2016-18, when the Browns won just eight games and had an 0-16 season. But Berry was well-liked and admired by Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who are looking for another top […]

  • Hemp farm

    Farmers one step closer to hemp planting after rule approval

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio farmers are one step closer to planting hemp as soon as this spring following a vote Thursday by a legislative rule-making committee. The rules approved by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review were required by last year’s Ohio legislative hemp legalization bill and should take final effect next month. With the passage of the rules, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s goal remains to have farmers licensed and able to plant this spring, Gongwer News […]

  • Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female coach in MLB history

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former softball standout at first base for Sacramento State who joined the club in 2014 as an intern in baseball operations. She and Mark Hallberg, who was also named as an assistant […]

  • Chief justice, senators sworn in for Trump impeachment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in American history. Roberts made the short trip across the street from the Supreme Court before being ushered to the Senate chamber. “Will all senators now stand, and remain standing, and raise their right hand,” Roberts said. “Do you solemnly swear […]

  • Browns interviewing Patriots scouting boss for general manager job

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will interview Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort for their general manager’s job, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. Ossenfort will talk with the Browns on Friday, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not disclosing its plans before interviews take place. Cleveland is also expected to meet with Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry and Vikings vice president of […]

  • Watchdog agency: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The federal government’s watchdog agency said Thursday a White House office violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine. The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Office of Management and Budget violated the law in holding up the aid. The freeze is at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The independent agency, which reports to Congress, said OMB violated the Impoundment Control Act in delaying the security assistance Congress […]

  • Giuliani associate:’President Trump knew exactly what was going on’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer says he delivered an ultimatum in May to the incoming president of Ukraine that no senior U.S. officials would attend his inauguration and all American aid to the war-torn country would be withheld if an investigation into Joe Biden wasn’t announced. Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, made several potentially explosive claims in a televised interview Wednesday night with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. The day after Parnas said […]

  • House sends Trump impeachment to Senate, trial to follow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, delivery set for a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol for only the third such trial in American history. Trump complained anew of a “hoax,” even as new details emerged about his efforts in Ukraine. The charges were to be carried in a ceremony of pomp and protocol by lawmakers prosecuting the case, moving the impeachment out of Speaker Nancy […]

  • Bill would make driver cellphone use enough for traffic stop

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Using a cellphone while driving would be reason enough to pull someone over under a bill introduced Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse. State Rep. Mary Lightbody, a Democrat from Westerville, introduced the measure. “The number of drivers I see using their smartphones while driving continues to concern me, especially as they tend to drive erratically,” Lightbody said in a statement. “This legislation will address the significant danger caused by drivers who drive under the influence of […]

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