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Ohio Man, 90, Found Competent In Wife’s Killing

AVON, Ohio (AP) — A mental evaluation has found that a 90-year-old Ohio man is competent to stand trial for allegedly suffocating his ailing 85-year-old wife to end her suffering. Prosecutors and attorneys for Robert Shaw of Avon agreed Monday that the court can consider the...

California ‘lifers’ leaving prison at record pace

Graphic shows Paroles granted to the number of parole cases per governor and their affirmation rates, per year.; 3c x 6 inches; 146 mm x 152 mm; Graphic shows Paroles granted to the number of parole cases per governor and their affirmation rates, per year.; 3c x 6 inches; 146 mm...

Major bitcoin exchange said to be insolvent

Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges, right, of London and American Aaron (only his first name was given) hold protest signs as they conduct a sit-in in front of the office tower housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The website of major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline...

OH Students Urged To Serve On Shooting Anniversary

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Students at the northeast Ohio school where three students were killed in a shooting two years ago are being urged to be kind to one another in memory of their fallen classmates. A statement from the school district said students are being asked “to...

Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health. Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules that will be proposed Tuesday by the White House and the Agriculture Department would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in...

Polio-like disease appears in California children

In this photo taken with a mobile phone, Jeff Jarvis of Berkeley, Calif., holds his 4-year-old daughter, Sofia Jarvis, during a news conference at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Palo Alto, Calif. Sofia is one of a...

AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

FILE – This Sept. 18, 2012 file photo shows female soldiers training on a firing range while wearing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky. Only a small fraction of Army women say they’d like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do, say...

Rebekah Brooks: I felt ‘horror’ at Dowler hacking

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey in London as the phone hacking trial continues Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014. Brooks says she never sanctioned phone hacking, and was horrified when she learned the tabloid had targeted the phone of a missing...

Westward shift by Ukraine would be momentous event

Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, and Ukrainian lawmaker and chairman of the Ukrainian opposition party Udar (Punch), former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, foreground center, during their talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton,...

Major bitcoin exchange is insolvent, companies say

Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges, right, of London and American Aaron (only his first name was given) hold protest signs as they conduct a sit-in in front of the office tower housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The website of major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline...