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  • Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of President Trump’s California visit

    PARADISE, California — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 and say they are trying to locate 1,011 people even as they stressed that not all are believed missing. California’s outgoing and incoming governors, both Democrats and vocal critics of Trump, planned to join the […]

  • Serial killer from Lorain confesses to 90 deaths

    LORAIN, Ohio — A 78-year-old man already serving three life sentences for murder may be one of the most prolific serial killers ever in the US. Samuel Little, convicted in 2014 of slaying three women in California in the late 1980s, has provided authorities from across the nation with information about more than 90 murders committed over some 30 years, NBC reports. Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, grew up with his grandmother in Lorain, Ohio. His criminal history shows his […]

  • President Trump will name Ohio native, Case Western graduate to head EPA

    WASHINGTON — President Trump says he will nominate an Ohio-native and Case Western Reserve University graduate to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has served as interim Acting Administrator of the EPA since July 5, when his predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump’s nod Friday for the permanent job. Trump made the announcement in passing at a White House ceremony for Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees. Singling out Cabinet members […]

  • Jell-O introduces its first edible slime

    PITTSBURGH — Kids will soon be able to eat AND play with their food. Jell-O Play on Thursday introduced edible slime. The squishy and stretchy toy is a social media phenomenon, which spawned online recipes for edible versions. Jell-O Play’s slime comes in strawberry-flavored Unicorn and lime-flavored Monster varieties. All customers have to do is add water and each canister makes two batches of slime. The company says it easily washes away with soap and warm water. Jell-O says it […]

  • Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

    NEW YORK — Jennie-O Turkey recalled packages of ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first — not counting pet food — tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states. Regulators did not say how many of those people were exposed to Jennie-O products. The products being recalled include 1-pound packages of […]

  • Ohio House passes anti-abortion ‘Heartbeat bill’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lawmakers in the Ohio House have continued a lame-duck session by approving a so-called anti-abortion “heartbeat bill.” The stringent proposal would ban abortions in Ohio after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The GOP-controlled House voted 58-35 Thursday in favor of the bill, which does not include exceptions for rape or incest. The legislation goes next to the Senate. **continuing coverage here**

  • Roy Clark, country music star and ‘Hee Haw’ host, has died

    TULSA, Okla. — Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as “Yesterday When I was Young” and “Honeymoon Feeling,” has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. Clark was “Hee Haw” host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with Buck Owens his best known […]

  • Single mom who won Powerball shares her winnings with disabled veterans

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group. Lerynne West announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast Wednesday that she gave the money to the Travis Mills Foundation. The Maine-based organization offers programs for disabled veterans. Before announcing her gift, West recounted buying the winning ticket at a convenience store in the small Iowa community of Redfield, then leaving it on the floor of her […]

  • Ohio University stops all fraternity’s activities after student dies

    ATHENS, Ohio— A university in Ohio has ordered a fraternity chapter to stop all activities after a student who recently pledged the group died. Ohio University said in a statement Tuesday that it ordered the Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity to immediately stop “all organizational activities.” The order was issued a day after the 18-year-old student died. He was found unresponsive Monday in an off-campus apartment that the university says is an unofficial annex of the fraternity. Authorities haven’t […]

  • Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

    LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, Los Angeles police said. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident Tuesday and took a report, but Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday. The police department said the investigation was still ongoing and additional details would be released later. Avenatti remained in custody Wednesday afternoon and […]

  • Lion cub rescued from Lamborghini in Paris

    PARIS — A French animal protection agency says it is caring for a lion cub that was found by police in a Lamborghini on Paris’ famed Champs-Elysees boulevard. The agency, 30 Million Friends, says the cub is the third it has recovered in a month and the sixth feline in under a year. It is calling for beefed-up measures against the trafficking of wild animals in France. The cub, named Putin but known as Dadou, is less than two months […]

  • N. California fires death toll now at 48; many still missing

    CHICO, California — A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. “I hope you are okay,” reads one hand written note on the board filled with white and yellow sheets of notebook paper. Another had a picture of a missing man: “If seen, please have him call.” Authorities on Tuesday reported six more fatalities from […]