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Ohio infant deaths decrease, but racial disparity continues

Feb. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of infant deaths in Ohio decreased overall in the latest figures, including a substantial drop in deaths of black babies, but racial disparity continues, the Health Department said Tuesday. The state recorded 938 infant deaths in 2018, down from 982 the previous year for an...

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

FBI official: Russia wants to see US 'tear ourselves apart'

Feb. 24, 2020 5:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart" as the United States heads toward elections, an FBI official warned Monday. David Porter, an assistant section chief with the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force, accused Russia of conducting brazen operations aimed at...

President Donald Trump's nominee to the Federal Reserve, Judy Shelton, appears before the Senate Banking Committee for a confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump Fed nominee Shelton faces skepticism at Senate hearing

Feb. 13, 2020 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees for the Federal Reserve came under sharp questioning Thursday from senators over her unorthodox economic views, including from two Republicans whose doubts about her nomination could imperil it. The nominee, Judy Shelton, sought to make her...

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With impeachment over, critics see Trump 'retribution tour'

Feb. 13, 2020 5:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After impeachment: Congress adrift, oversight uncertain

Feb. 12, 2020 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Capitol, it’s as if the impeachment of President Donald Trump never happened. One week after the historic undertaking shuttered to a close, Congress is feverishly back at work emboldened but also arguably diminished by the outcome. Senate Republicans are flexing their...

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Key questions asked during Trump's impeachment trial

Jan. 31, 2020 2:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The questions from senators at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial continued by the dozens on Thursday, with lawmakers inquiring about foreign election interference, the scope of presidential power and other areas that cut to the heart of the case now nearing its conclusion....

GOP shows little desire for witnesses ahead of critical vote

Jan. 25, 2020 7:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the Senate appear unmoved by the Democratic push for witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial despite persistent appeals from Rep. Adam Schiff and the other House prosecutors. Over three days of arguments, Democrats warned that the senators will live to...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 12:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Barberton school district is doing the right thing Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 18 The Barberton City School District is doing the prudent thing by allowing some members of the Magics boys basketball team to engage in silent protest by...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 18, 2020 10:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump's impeachment legal team. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Sens....

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2018, photo David DeVillers, left, a veteran prosecutor confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate to become U.S. Attorney for southern Ohio, stands with current U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman in the federal prosecutor's offices in Cincinnati. David DeVillers has been formally sworn into office, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

New U.S. Attorney for southern Ohio formally sworn in

Jan. 11, 2020 8:52 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new top federal prosecutor for southern Ohio was formally sworn into office Friday at a ceremony attended by federal judges, federal agents, defense attorneys, county and state law enforcement officials and others. David DeVillers, 53, took over in November from former U.S....