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Judge Denies Ex-Ohio Lawmaker Early Prison Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker’s request for early release from prison, saying he agreed to serve three years. Under a plea deal, former state Rep. Clayton Luckie of Dayton was sentenced in January 2013 to the three-year prison term after...

Ohio Sheriff Defends Officers’ Actions In Standoff

SOUTH LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says deputies were repeatedly threatened by an armed man who barricaded himself inside a southwest Ohio home before officers fatally shot him. Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims told reporters Tuesday that 56-year-old Gary Cook had been drinking...

Ohio Sheriff Defends Officers’ Actions In Standoff

SOUTH LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says deputies were repeatedly threatened by an armed man who barricaded himself inside a southwest Ohio home before officers fatally shot him. Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims told reporters Tuesday that 56-year-old Gary Cook had been drinking...
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Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night. The first baseman...
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Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 16-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday....
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Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in ‘Hedwig’

AP Photo/Joan Marcus NEW YORK (AP) — It’s obvious from the first moments of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it’s not just trying on a new role. He is lowered to the stage in a jumpsuit and...
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Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

AP Photo/John Paul Filo NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert says on a visit to the late-night show he’ll take over next year he’s obviously “thrilled” to be succeeding David Letterman. The Comedy Central host told Letterman on CBS’ “Late...

Missouri man facing execution denied clemency

In this Dec. 1, 2013 provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is William Rousan. Rousan is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. He was sentenced to death for killing 62-year-old Grace Lewis in 1993 and was sentenced to life in prison for killing her 67-year-old...
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Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone. The Angels’ slugger did it with a pair of shots against the Washington Nationals on...
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Editorial: Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s confident call for elections

BASHAR AL-ASSAD is feeling confident enough to schedule an election six weeks from now that will extend his term as president by another seven years. And why not? Three years into the country’s civil war, Syrian government forces continue to make significant gains against...