Eminem's album takes No. 1, ending Taylor Swift's historic reign
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by The Associated Press
2h ago
Eminem's latest album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, unseating Taylor Swift's "The Tortured Poets Department" after 12 weeks. In its first week, “The Tortured Poets Department” hit 891.34 million album streams stateside, according to Luminate, the biggest streaming week for an album in history. Swift's album debuted at No. 1 in April and held the top spot for three months. She is the only woman to have done so; Swift beat the previous record held by Whitney Houston's 1987 album, “Whitney.” It spent its first 11 we ..read more
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Tennis star Andy Murray confirms he will retire after Paris Olympics
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by The Associated Press
2h ago
PARIS (AP) — Two-time Olympic men’s singles champion Andy Murray confirmed Tuesday he will end his career next week at the Paris Games. “Arrived in Paris for my last ever tennis tournament,” the 37-year-old Murray posted on the X social media platform. LeBron James selected as Team USA male flagbearer for Paris Olympics opening ceremony Tennis at the Paris Olympics starts Saturday on the clay courts at Roland Garros. Murray won his first gold medal on grass at Wimbledon at the 2012 London Olympics — beating Roger Federer in three straight seats — and retained his title in ..read more
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3-vehicle crash in Ohio involving township ambulance turns fatal
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by Grace Hewitt, Channing King
3h ago
A 3-vehicle collision involving a Springfield Township ambulance has left one person dead. According to the Springfield Twp. Fire Department, five people were involved in the crash involving the ambulance, a Toyota Sienna van and a Hyundai Santa Fe. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, both the Santa Fe and Sienna were traveling south on South Burnett Road when the car slowed for the ambulance. The van struck the car from behind and then crossed over the center line and hit the northbound ambulance head-on. The Sienna driver was later identified as Eleni Whitt, 30, of Springfield. The d ..read more
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Will Harris beat Trump? The case for and against
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by Niall Stanage, The Hill
3h ago
(The Hill) - Vice President Harris is going to be the Democratic presidential nominee, barring a cataclysm. Harris accumulated support Monday, one day after President Biden announced he would step aside. Vice President Harris speaks during an event to celebrate National Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams from the 2023-2024 season on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, July 22, 2024. This is the first public event for Harris after announcing her intention to run for President on July 21 following President Biden dropping out of the race earlier in t ..read more
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100-year-old local buildings getting fixed soon
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by Shianna Gibbons
3h ago
STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN)- Buildings over 100 years old in downtown Struthers will finally get some needed improvements. The idea to fix the buildings came up a while back, but the work should start soon. This line of buildings on State Street in downtown Struthers has been a passion project for Sturther's native Kevin Walsh. They needed some fixing up but he was determined to get that completed. They're going to become affordable commercial rentals, he's had this idea for a while but had some unexpected delays. The buildings are over 100 years old and were too outdated for modern building and zo ..read more
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Legal challenges to Biden dropping out would face tough odds
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by Ella Lee, The Hill
3h ago
President Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 race could draw legal challenges in some states as a groundswell of Democrats begin lining up behind Vice President Harris, though legal experts say such challenges will likely prove unfruitful. “Before the media gets rolling, let me be clear: The Democratic nominee for president will be on all 50 state ballots,” Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias wrote on the social platform X soon after Biden’s announcement. “There is no basis for any legal challenge. Period.” Biden said Sunday that he is dropping his reelection bid after weeks of mountin ..read more
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Troopers, police trying to find driver in local 100 mph. chase
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by Michael Reiner, Caitlynn Hall
5h ago
HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN)- The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Howland Police Department are investigating a pursuit that reached 100 mph. early Tuesday morning. OSHP said that they tried to pull over a driver for speeding at North River Road Northeast in Howland around 12:30 a.m. Troopers said that the driver drove past two stop signs without stopping before they reached a dead end at Summerfield Lane Northeast in Howland. Troopers said that the driver abandoned the vehicle. OSHP said that they made contact with the owner of the vehicle, but they are still investigating and trying to find out who wa ..read more
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Harris has support of enough Democratic delegates to become party’s presidential nominee: AP survey
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by The Associated Press
5h ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris has secured the support of enough Democratic delegates to become her party’s nominee against Republican Donald Trump, according to an Associated Press survey, as top Democrats rallied to her in the aftermath of President Joe Biden’s decision to drop his bid for reelection, The quick coalescing behind Harris marked an attempt by the party to put weeks of internecine drama over Biden’s political future behind them and to unify behind the task of defeating Trump with just over 100 days until Election Day. Prominent Democratic elected officials ..read more
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Valley congressman voices his opinion on Biden dropping out
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by Brandon Jaces
11h ago
 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Valley Congressman Michael Rulli, R-Ohio, weighed in on President Biden's decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race. He said he was shocked by the announcement despite rumors it would happen and wishes the president the best with his health, but doesn't believe his leaving the campaign will hurt Donald Trump's chances at becoming president. "I would imagine that Kamala is going to be the decided choice. Probably the more interesting thing will be who she picks for her vice president," Rulli said. Rulli admits a lot of names are being tossed around ..read more
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Tarik Skubal solid for 7 innings, Tigers beat Guardians
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by TOM WITHERS - AP SPORTS WRITER
12h ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tarik Skubal pitched seven innings while continuing to be mentioned in trade rumors and Justyn-Henry Malloy hit a two-run homer, leading the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Monday night. Skubal (11-3) gave up a season-high 10 hits, but just one run as the All-Star worked out of several jams. The left-hander has been linked to potential trades with several contenders as the July 30 trade deadline nears. Malloy homered in the first inning off Carlos Carrasco (3-8) as the Tigers beat the AL-Central leaders for the fourth time in five games. Cleveland ..read more
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