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O. Dean McKown

O. Dean McKown, 75, of Newport, Ohio, died Monday, April 2, 2018, at the home of his son in Caldwell. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Data breach hits Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor stores

By Matt O’Brien AP Technology Writer A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores. The chains' parent company, Canada-based Hudson's Bay Co., announced the ...

Zuckerberg’s congressional survival guide: Tips from experts

By Mae Anderson AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — As Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress over Facebook's privacy fiasco, public-relations experts who have prepped CEOs before have plenty of advice on handling the hot seat. Among them: Appear sympathetic and be ready for a ...

Rock Hall to get $4.1M

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will receive $4.1 million over five years to help expand its youth education programs and community activities. The Rock Hall announced this week that PNC Bank has pledged $3.75 million to support free ...

Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ tops holiday box office

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure "Ready Player One," while Tyler Perry has scored again with "Acrimony." Studio estimates on Sunday say Spielberg's virtual reality-focused film ...

Large Midwest energy project turns to ex-Missouri governor

By David A. Lieb The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Stymied by state regulators, a renewable energy company seeking to build one of the nation's longest power lines across a large swath of the Midwest has turned to a prominent politician in an attempt to revive its $2.3 billion ...

Russia asks chemical weapons agency for answers in spy case

By The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry asked the international agency that monitors chemical weapons for information Sunday about the investigation of the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. A list of questions submitted to the ...

Commitment to King’s unfinished work remains 50 years later

By Errin Haines Whack AP National Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he got the news that Martin Luther King Jr. was dead. Stunned, Brooks dropped everything and drove to Memphis, crying all ...

Defunct Chinese space lab hurtles toward Earth on wide path

By The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — China's defunct Tiangong 1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours. Most of the craft should burn up on re-entry, so scientists said falling debris poses only a slight risk to people on the ...

Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He ...

Family of man killed by police joins rally for reform

By Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds of people at a rally urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by ...

States protect their carnival ride inspectors from lawsuits

By John Seewer The Associated Press TOLEDO — Just hours before a rusted steel arm snapped on a carnival ride and flung passengers onto the ground at the Ohio State Fair last summer, four state inspectors gave the ride a final look. In what their boss called a vigorous and lengthy ...

‘Hope and dignity:’ Pope calls for peace in Easter message

By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria" and extending to Israel, where 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border ...

Three-peat for Tigers baseball

BEVERLY — The other five Washington County schools will have to wait at least one more year to wrestle the Washington County Baseball Classic Trophy away from the Marietta Tigers. The Tigers made it three-in-a-row Monday evening with a come-from-behind 5-3 win over the Fort Frye Cadets to ...

China appeals for cooperation as it warns of ‘trade war’

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING — A top Chinese official warned Sunday that a "trade war" would harm all sides but gave no indication of Beijing's possible next move in a spiraling dispute with President Donald Trump over steel and technology. Speaking to global business ...

Many states looking to help workers save for retirement

By Mary Esch The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is among a growing number of states considering legislation to create government-sponsored payroll-deduction retirement programs for small businesses, which financial planners say could be a relatively painless way to help ...

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ dethrones ‘Black Panther’

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK — It took six weeks but "Black Panther" has finally been unseated as the top film at the North American box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel "Pacific Rim: Uprising" dethroned the superhero sensation with $28 million in ticket ...

2 lawyers not joining Trump legal team after all

By Ken Thomas and Chad Day The Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel's Russia investigation after all, one of the president's attorneys said Sunday. Trump attorney Jay ...

Iowa family died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Autopsies indicate an Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas at a rented condo on Mexico's Caribbean coast, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday. The prosecutors' office in the ...

Congressman: Bombing suspect called himself a ‘psychopath’

By Ryan J. Foley The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The suspected Austin bomber called himself a "psychopath" in a recorded confession and said he felt no remorse for deadly explosions that killed two people and terrorized the city, a U.S. congressman said Saturday. Investigators are ...