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Editorial: Offering Jonathan Pollard’s release in Mideast peace talks is premature

THE OBAMA administration’s Middle East diplomacy has degenerated from a bid to conclude a final Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement this month to an attempt to win agreement on a preliminary “framework” to a desperate race to prevent the talks from collapsing. According to...
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Texas pushes to keep execution drug source secret

FILE – This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas’ condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. A new report says the number of reported executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United...
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DC mayor seeks second term amid federal probe

FILE – In this March 19, 2014, file photo, Mayor Vincent Gray answers a reporter’s question during a media availability with former mayor and DC City Council member Marion Barry, left, in Washington. Gray was facing seven challengers in the city’s Democratic...

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Ohio Gun Class Shooting

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio instructor who accidentally shot an adult student in the arm during a concealed-carry firearms class has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of negligent assault. An attorney entered the plea Tuesday in Fairfield County Municipal Court...
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Column: Maybe Woods wasn’t built for the distance.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part. Ever since Tiger Woods’ SUV veered off course at the end of his driveway in Florida nearly six years ago, the questions have been about his head. And all the while, it’s the rest of his body...
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Column: Maybe Woods wasn’t built for the distance.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part. Ever since Tiger Woods’ SUV veered off course at the end of his driveway in Florida nearly six years ago, the questions have been about his head. And all the while, it’s the rest of his body...

Blaze damages Hancock County buildings

 WEST INDEPENDENCE — Fire damaged buildings in Hancock County’s Biglick Township  on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze damaged a garage, a stone building and a shed at 7138 Biglick Township 258, west of West Independence. The property is insured, according to the Washington Township...

Fire strikes Biglick Township residence

ALVADA — A fire damaged a Biglick Township home Tuesday afternoon. The fire struck a garage, stone building and shed at 7138 Big Lick Township 258. The property is insured, according to the Washington Township Fire Department. Jody Ewing owns the home, according to auditor’s...

Cavs’ Irving Practices For First Time In 2 Weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving practiced with his teammates for the first time in two weeks after being sidelined with a biceps injury. Irving was able to take some contact during Tuesday’s workout, his first since straining a biceps tendon on...

Colbert blows up show’s official Twitter account

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is done with the “Colbert Report” Twitter account. He teamed with one of Twitter’s founders, Biz Stone, on Monday’s show to symbolically blow up his show’s Twitter account. The account has been removed from...