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Alex Cobb Goes 7 Innings, Rays Beat Reds 1-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Alex Cobb went seven innings on Saturday, extending Tampa Bay’s run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered for a 1-0 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds. The Rays came into the interleague series with a 1-8 mark against Cincinnati....
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Editorial: A needed look into the cost of Medicare

THIS WAS a breakthrough week for health-care transparency. For the first time, the Obama administration released doctor-specific information about Medicare payments, starting with 2012 data on $64 billion worth of billings. Journalists immediately set to work analyzing the data....
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Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 image made from amateur video, provided by Shams News Network, a loosely organized anti-Assad group based in and out of Syria that claim not to have any connection to Syrian opposition parties or any other states, and is consistent with independent...

Police Investigate 2 Fatal Shootings In Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say they are investigating two separate fatal shootings that occurred the same day in a Cincinnati neighborhood as homicides. Police said in a statement that they responded to a call about a person down in the Westwood neighborhood around 6 a.m. Friday....
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Editorial: Montgomery County schools must attack the achievement gap

A NEW report shows that Montgomery County Public Schools has lost ground in recent years in narrowing the achievement gap between its high-poverty and low-poverty high schools. The depiction of a system geographically divided between highly ranked schools serving affluent, mainly...
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Editorial: European Union nations see an uptick in economic security at just the right time

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S seizure of Crimea and destabilization of Ukraine have added geopolitics to a list of Europe’s woes that had previously been headed by economics. In fact, if not for Mr. Putin’s land grab, the big story out of Europe might be its surprising...

Ohio Schools To Get Computers From Internet Cafes

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland schools are slated to receive hundreds of computers that authorities seized from Internet cafes where they were used for poker or slots-style games. The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Investigative Unit plans to donate about 600 computers if...

Students’ Trip To DC Links Them, WWII Vets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The eighth-graders from Grizzell Middle School were likely to see World War II veterans on their trip to Washington, D.C., their teachers told them. This was in October, during the government shutdown. The veterans had been in the news because they were...

Reds’ Latos Has MRI On Sore Pitching Forearm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds starter Mat Latos had an MRI on his sore pitching forearm Saturday, a new problem that leaves him unsure of the next step in his recovery from a knee injury. The right-hander had surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow after last season. His comeback...

Ohio Begins Pushback Against College Player Unions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in the football-mad state of Ohio are pushing back against a movement to unionize college athletes. A measure approved by the state House this past week sets out to say college athletes aren’t public employees. It appears to be the first...