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May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio opens new crime lab to test opiates, other drugs

SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Ohio is opening a new crime lab focused exclusively on testing drugs such as opiates following the state's deadliest-ever year for overdoses. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation lab in Springfield will test drugs like heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil.

Ex-CIA chief warned Russians against meddling
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ex-CIA chief warned Russians against meddling

WASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent and warming of relations after the election.

By Eileen Sullivan And Deb Riechmann Associated Press
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

EPA rejects declaring Lake Erie's waters in Western Ohio impaired

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it won't declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae.

May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017. There are 221 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 24, 1775, John Hancock was unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, succeeding Peyton Randolph.

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May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Artichoke hearts fry up crisp, delicious and pretty enough for prom

Flowers, though quiet, have a lot to say. For instance: I'm sorry. I like you. And, at prom: You're mine. The tradition, one tradition has it, dates back to the damsel who ripped a swatch from her gown and pressed it into the armored fingers of her departing knight. He was hers.

By Leah Eskinchi Chicago Tribune (tns)
Think small for grilling
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Think small for grilling

Empty-nesting opens new doors. I've come to appreciate a mostly empty fridge -- no pressure to cook. Grocery shopping takes less time, especially with an expanded budget. The menu contains new additions -- all quick-cooking and much of it indulgent.

By Jeanmarie Brownson Chicago Tribune (tns)
More for the military and less for the poor
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

More for the military and less for the poor

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

By Andrew Taylor And Martin Crutsinger Associated Press
Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year -- a level it hasn't achieved in more than a dozen years.

By Josh Boak Associated Press
'Bond' star Roger Moore dies
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

'Bond' star Roger Moore dies

LONDON -- Sir Roger Moore saw more to life than a well-mixed martini.

By Robert Barr And Jill Lawless Associated Press
Manchester police name bomber
May 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Manchester police name bomber

MANCHESTER, England -- Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.

By Jill Lawless, Rob Harris, Sylvia Hui And Lori Hinnant Associated Press
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May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year.

By The Associated Press
19 dead in explosion at UK concert
May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

19 dead in explosion at UK concert

LONDON -- An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

By Gregory Katz Associated Press
Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena
May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling.

By Chad Day And Stephen Braun Associated Press
Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse
May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO -- Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?

By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press
Trump: he didn't mention Israel to Russians
May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump: he didn't mention Israel to Russians

JERUSALEM -- President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation.

By Jonathan Lemire And Julie Paceassociated Press
Iranian president calls US relations 'curvy road'
May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Iranian president calls US relations 'curvy road'

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it.

By Adam Schreck Associated Press
May 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Girl admits lesser charge in slaying

WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- A 15-year-old Ohio girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father has pleaded "true" to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter Monday.

May 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Monday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2017. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the final time (Jay Leno took over as host three days later).

By The Associated Press
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Trump: Drive out 'Islamic extremism'
May 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump: Drive out 'Islamic extremism'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam.

By Julie Pace And Jonathan Lemire Associated Press
Republicans give Trump's budget cold shoulder
May 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Republicans give Trump's budget cold shoulder

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's budget hasn't been released yet, but that's not stopping some of Capitol Hill's most important Republicans from giving it a cold shoulder.

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press