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U.S. seeks more action from Africa on N. Korea

By Matthew Lee AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson called on African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency. Speaking to African foreign ministers ...

White House requests $44 billion disaster aid bill

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed ...

Candidate for Ohio gov. reveals sexual past on Facebook

By Julie Carr Smyth The Associated Press COLUMBUS— A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. Democrat William O'Neill's post ...

House passes tax plan; next up key test in the Senate

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative triumph for President Donald Trump and the GOP after ...

First sign of tax plan troubles

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of ...

Moore-Alabama storm grows louder; Trump stays quiet

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday, declining to join national Republicans who've called for Roy Moore to abandon the race amid allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls. Far from ...

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Jordin Michaella Brannan

Jordin Michaella Brannan, of Marietta, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017, at OSU Medical Center. She was born on March 16, 1995, a daughter of Michael Brannan and Crystal Cossett Tharp. Jordin was a graduate in 2013 from Marietta High School and attended Washington State Community ...

Lawsuit seeks to stop work on Appalachian region’s gas pipeline

By John Seewer The Associated Press TOLEDO — Environmental groups are asking a court to stop construction of a natural gas pipeline that will run across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, the latest in a series of challenges against pipelines being built to transport gas from ...

Sessions denies lying about Russia

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON— Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday displayed a hazy memory of the Trump campaign's discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election, denying he ever lied to Congress about those contacts but blaming the chaos of the race for ...

Zimbabwe army says ‘this is not a takeover’

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe — In an extraordinary statement after long hours of unrest, Zimbabwe's army early Wednesday sought to reassure the country that "this is not a military takeover" and that while President Robert Mugabe was safe and sound, the military was targeting ...

First digital pill to track patients approved

By Matthew Perrone AP Health Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns. The digital pill approved Monday combines two ...

Is your own MD best in the hospital? Study eyes hospitalists

By Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care ...

Gunman targets people at random in California town, kills 4

By The Associated Press RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire "without provocation" in a tiny rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a student at an ...

Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading ...

Emergency road closure in Barlow

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said at 10 a.m. that Ohio 550 and Ohio 339 will be shut down for approximately five hours within five miles of the Barlow intersection due to a gas meter being run over at the Barlow Par Mar. Gas crews are en route with equipment to dig up the shut off ...

Steelers strong

By Michael Marot The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Ben Roethlisberger's old game plan still works. Pittsburgh's quarterback kept taking shots Sunday, and eventually the Steelers' playmakers broke through. Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to erase a 14-point ...

Hundreds march against harassment

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman are among the hundreds of women, men and children who gathered in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday afternoon for a pair of dual marches protesting sexual harassment. The ...

Kasich calls for new discussion on guns to stem violence

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says gun owners and backers of gun-control measures need to find common ground on ways to reduce violence. The Republican governor in an editorial published by Cleveland.com and during an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week" said ...

Putin manipulating Trump with flattery, ex-director suggests

By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — A day after being criticized by President Donald Trump, a former CIA director questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was manipulating Trump with flattery during the president's lengthy trip to ...

Lawsuit seeks new recourse on for-profit college fraud

By Maria Danilova The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated ...