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  • Doug Jones seen at a rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, won the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday, according to AP projections.

    Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Republican Roy Moore In Alabama Senate Race

    Updated at 11:59 p.m. ET

    Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate special election, according to The Associated Press. The victory is a stunning upset in a deeply red state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump, who backed Republican Roy Moore explicitly in the final days of the campaign despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and assault.

  • Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

    How much would you pay to avoid traffic jams on your daily commute? $10? $20? How about $40? That's how much a tollway in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., charged for a short time last week. Outraged commuters call it highway robbery. But transportation officials...
  • Tillerson Wants To Start Talks With North Korea With No Conditions

    Updated at 7:55 p.m. ET Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. would be willing to enter negotiations with North Korea without requiring that it agree beforehand to give up its nuclear weapons program. The willingness to engage in talks without that understanding is...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As a fundraiser for its tuition assistance program, Cardinal Mooney High School will host the Second Annual Men’s & Women’s Alumni Basketball Game 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 27. The game, held at the high school’s gym, is being held in honor of Mooney alumnus Dave Petty, who also...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Apologetics Forum No. 2: “Narrative, Myth, Meaning: The Sacred Stories We Tell Ourselves,” will take place tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the C.S. Lewis Institute Lecture Hall, 30 W. Front St. (inside Trinity United Methodist Church). The forum will focus on the importance of...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Individuals who wish to obtain licensure as an Ohio Real Estate Salesperson will have the opportunity to begin coursework on Jan. 8 in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University. The successful completion of four courses: Real Estate Law,...

Composer's Datebook

  • On today’s date in 1891, two new works by Brahms premiered in Berlin—much to the relief of the composer’s friends. The previous year the 58-year-old composer was in an especially grumpy mood, poo-poohing suggestions that he would ever compose anything again.

  • On today’s date in 1918, this celebratory music opened the first program of the newly-formed Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. It’s the “American Fantasy” of the Dublin-born American composer Victor Herbert.

  • Wolfgang Mozart died on December 5, 1791, leaving behind an unfinished Requiem Mass, commissioned anonymously by Count Franz von Walsegg, a 28-year-old Austrian nobleman who had the ignoble habit of passing off works he commissioned as his own.