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Ohio Man Avoids Life Sentence In Killing

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio man who prosecutors say killed a prostitute during an argument over money has avoided a life prison sentence. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that a plea deal for 31-year-old Julian James called for 24 years in prison. He was sentenced...

Cooper Tire posts a profit

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted a profit for the fourth quarter, and for all of 2013, despite its takeover troubles last year. Profits did deflate last quarter by 73 percent, to $19.6 million, because of cheap Chinese tire imports and troubles at a Cooper joint venture plant...

Ohio’s Largest County Sees Heroin-death Record

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s largest county saw a record number of heroin overdose deaths last year. The medical examiner in northeast Ohio’s Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH’-guh) County said Thursday that heroin killed 195 people there in 2013. Heroin killed more people that...
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West readies sanctions on Russia after Crimea vote

AP Photo/Sean Dempsey LONDON (AP) — The top diplomats for Russia and the U.S. voiced pessimism Friday about negotiating an immediate end to the crisis in Ukraine or preventing its strategic Crimea region from voting this weekend to break off from the rest of the country....

Bob Thomas, dean of Hollywood reporters, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press reporter who kept the world informed on the comings and goings of Hollywood’s biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, died Friday. He was 92. Thomas died of age-related illnesses at his Encino,...
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Athearn Makes the Trek to Novi as Well…

Milepost 811 Even after the original company was bought by Horizon Hobbies, Athearn remains one of the “heavy hitters” in the world of model railroading and their presence at the show in Novi strongly reinforced that stance. While the once a-staple-of-the-hobby...
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Search for missing jet expands toward Indian Ocean

Officer Lang Van Ngan of the Vietnam Air Force looks out the window onboard a flying AN-26 Soviet made aircraft during a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane over the southern sea between Vietnam and Malaysia Friday, March 14, 2014. Vietnam says...
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West readying sanctions after Crimea vote

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and the Foreign Secretary William Hague at Downing street in London, Friday, March, 14, 2014. Kerry arrived in London Friday, for his last meeting with Russian Foreign...

Suspected extremists attack northern Nigeria city

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants attacked the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, with shooting and explosions putting residents to flight Friday morning. Children walking to school when the shooting erupted cried in fear and confusion. Soldiers...
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German hospital: Tymoshenko progressing well

HANDOUT – A handout dated 08 March 2014 shows former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (C) posing with Prof. Karl Max Einhaeupl (L), CEO of the Charite Hospital and doctors Dr. Anett Reißhauer (L-R), Prof. Nobert Haas, Prof. Matthias Endres, and Prof. Peter...