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Review: ‘Ernest & Celestine’ a delicate delight

AP Photo/Les Armateurs-Studiocanal The delicate and lovingly hand-made “Ernest & Celestine” captures the whimsy and warmth of a dearly felt children’s picture book like few movies before. The Oscar-nominated animated French-Belgian film is a simply rendered...

UK Resident Sentenced To 16 Years On Sex Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A United Kingdom resident has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of coercion and traveling with intent to have sex with an Ohio child. Richard Castle, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black in Dayton, Ohio....
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Questions and answers about GM recall

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ executives and government regulators will soon have to explain to Congress why it took years to recall 1.6 million compact cars with a known defect linked to 13 deaths. And the Justice Department is...

Bears terminate Peppers’ contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears released eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday. The move was hardly a surprise given the way he struggled last year and the fact that his salary cap hit next season was for more than $18 million. Peppers is...
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At tech fest: 3D printers, bitcoin and ‘Titanfall’

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bitcoin, 3-D printed candy and George Takei, the Star Trek-actor-turned-Facebook-phenomenon, are among the attractions this week at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where the geek set is slowly filing out to make...

Highlights Of Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Midterm Budget

A look at the key proposals in Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s midterm budget bill: TAXES: — Cut Ohio income taxes by 8.5 percent to bring the top rate to 4.66 percent by 2016. — Raise Commercial Activity Tax rate from 0.26 percent to 0.30 percent. — Increase cigarette taxes from...
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Testimony: Child’s body found in suitcase in creek

Kyle Flack, left, of Ottawa, Kan., sits with his court-appointed lawyer, Ronald Evans, head of the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit in Topeka, during a hearing in Franklin County District Court Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Ottawa, Kan. Flack, 28, is charged with capital murder...

Inaugural American Tourney Up For Grabs In Memphis

The inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament is shaping up to be everything Commissioner Mike Aresco could have wanted. No other league has as many ranked teams as the American with five, and either No. 5 Louisville, No. 13 Cincinnati, No. 19 Memphis, No. 21 UConn or No....
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NASCAR changing qualifying after safety concerns

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road – the first major changes to the popular new...