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Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-year-old Record

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lake Michigan’s ice cover has set a record. The federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake’s surface area on Saturday. That eclipsed the...

Ohio Lawyer Admits Tax Evasion In Pain Pill Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer’s guilty plea to failing to file tax returns costing the government $115,000 has settled a case that once involved more serious charges related to allegations of Ohio pill mills. The original charges against Steven Hillman of suburban Columbus...

Navy admiral relays concerns about NSA changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency told senators Tuesday that if the U.S. government turns over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, it could result in higher costs and...

Gitmo detainee challenges force-feeding procedures

WASHINGTON (AP) — A detainee at Guantanamo Bay is challenging force-feeding practices at the facility imposed on prisoners who go on hunger strikes. In a court filing Tuesday, a 34-year-old Yemeni national who has been held at Guantánamo Bay since 2002 alleges that...

BGSU fires men’s basketball coach

Bowling Green State University today said it will not renew the contract of seven-year men’s basketball coach Louis Orr. Orr was 101-121 in seven seasons, including a record of 54-60 in Mid-American Conference play. The Falcons lost at Northern Illinois 54-51 in overtime on...

BGSU fires men’s basketball coach

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Bowling Green State University has announced it will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Louis Orr. Athletic director D. Christopher Kingston announced the firing today. Orr was 101-121 in seven seasons, including a record of 54-60 in...

How investors may be getting fooled by buybacks

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re puzzled why the U.S. stock market has risen so fast in a slow-growing economy, consider one of its star performers: DirecTV. The satellite TV provider has done a great job slashing expenses and expanding abroad, and that has helped lift its...

50 years later, New York murder still fascinates

NEW YORK (AP) — Kitty Genovese’s screams for help couldn’t save her on the night she was murdered outside her apartment building in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of urban breakdown and city dwellers’ seeming callousness...
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Europe wants its Parmesan back, seeks name change

AP Photo/J. David Ake WASHINGTON (AP) — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan on cheeses made in the...

Stars’ Peverley Collapses; Game With Columbus Off

DALLAS (AP) — They frantically pounded their sticks on the boards, trying desperately to get the attention of officials. No luck. Then the Dallas Stars players took matters into their own hands and jumped onto the ice while the game was still on. Rich Peverley, a teammate with a...