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Rising natural gas prices mean higher heating bills this winter, but relief is available for some families
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Despite record natural gas production, gas prices are expected to remain high for the foreseeable future, meaning higher heating bills for families throughout southeastern Ohio. Monthly… Read More
How Russia rescued the ruble
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Russia said last week that it wants the European countries that buy its natural gas to make their payments in rubles, rather than dollars or euros…. Read More
Russia business deals muddy GOP US Senate primary in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several Republicans competing for the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate in Ohio are facing scrutiny for their ties to Russia as the country intensifies… Read More
Ohio leaders call for pension funds to pull investments in Russian-backed assets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There’s new movement by state government to show support for Ukraine as it battles an invasion by Russia. Attorney General Dave Yost has asked Ohio’s… Read More
The U.N. approves a resolution demanding Russia end the invasion of Ukraine
Updated March 2, 2022 at 12:46 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday approved a non-binding resolution condemning Russia for invading Ukraine and demanding… Read More
Boycotts of Russian products and groups spread, but the effects may be limited
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As world governments step up their penalties against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, businesses and consumers are protesting the country with sanctions of their own…. Read More
Russia invades Ukraine as explosions are heard in Kyiv and other cities
Updated February 24, 2022 at 5:23 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As Russian military forces and Russian-backed separatists continued striking targets across Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy… Read More
W. Va. Woman Sentenced In Scheme To Offer Information To Russia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for planning to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency… Read More
Braidy Industries Changes Name To Unity Aluminum
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum company planning to build a massive mill in Appalachia has changed its name from Braidy Industries to Unity Aluminum. A release from the company… Read More
U.S. Intelligence: China Opposes Trump Reelection; Russia Works Against Biden
William Evanina, who leads the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, also said Iran is trying to undermine the November election.
Trump Calls Bounty Report A ‘Hoax’ Despite Administration’s Briefing Of Congress
The president dismisses the allegation as politically motivated. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to receive a briefing on the matter Wednesday.
CEO Ousted at Kentucky Aluminum Company Amid Questions About Controversial Funding
A controversial economic development project in Ashland, Kentucky, hit a snag last week as aluminum company Braidy Industries ousted CEO and board chairman Craig Bouchard. In a statement, Braidy Industries’… Read More
Bevin Administration Again Ordered to Release Braidy Records
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has again been ordered to release records about Braidy Industries, which is partly owned by the state and plans to build an… Read More
NRA Was ‘Foreign Asset’ To Russia Ahead of 2016, New Senate Report Reveals
Emails and interviews detail the extent to which the National Rifle Association helped two of Moscow’s agents ahead of the election, Senate Finance Committee Democrats say.
Historic Arms Control Treaty Ends With Washington And Moscow Blaming Each Other
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The U.S. has long accused Russia of refusing to comply with its terms.
Braidy Industries Attracts Kentucky Backers in Mill Project
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Braidy Industries says hundreds of Kentuckians have become shareholders as the company lines up financing for a $1.7 billion aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky. The company… Read More
WATCH LIVE: Mueller Testifies On Capitol Hill About 2016 Election Interference
Former special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t want to appear, but lawmakers insisted that he tell his story in public to the House judiciary and intelligence committees.
Company Says It Has 4 Months To Raise $300M For New Mill
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Braidy Industries says it has about four months to raise $300 million in equity capital for a proposed aluminum mill in Kentucky or risk losing a… Read More
Congressional Leaders Seek Investigation Into Russian Investment In KY Aluminum Mill
A group of Congressional leaders asked the Trump administration to review a Russian company’s investment in a new Kentucky aluminum mill. The request comes from eight prominent Democratic lawmakers with… Read More
Mueller Report Elicited A Lot Of Conversation — But Little Election Legislation
Congress so far hasn’t used the special counsel report to draft new laws aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference. One key senator worries about missing the moment.
From Russia, With Loot: KY Aluminum Company’s New Russian Partner Raises Concerns
A large whiteboard in an Ashland, Kentucky, unemployment office is covered with a list of companies that are currently hiring. Senior career counselor Melissa Sloas said that just a few… Read More
Kentucky Aluminum Plant Investor Is Russian Company Formerly Under U.S. Sanctions
Russian aluminum company Rusal announced Monday it plans to invest in a new Kentucky aluminum mill to be built near Ashland in eastern Kentucky. The $200 million investment in Braidy Industries is Rusal’s first… Read More
Barr: Mueller Report Out Within 1 Week; IG Report On Russia Inquiry This Summer
The attorney general says work is going well in redacting the special counsel’s report about the Russian interference in the 2016 election — and DOJ has at least one other report coming too.
Mueller Report To Be Given To Congress By Mid-April, Attorney General Barr Says
Democrats had asked for a copy of the full 400 page report by next week, but William Barr says it will take a bit longer.
What Will Mueller’s Russia Report Mean For Election Security In 2020?
Election officials have been planning and preparing for 2020 based on what they know happened leading up to 2016. The question now is what more they may learn from the special counsel.