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Tornadoes kill 2 in Alabama, 1 in Mississippi

Hunter Allred attempts to coax out a cat that was underneath a home along Clayton Ave in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Allred was helping the home’s owner who had returned looking for pets after a severe weather system blew through the South. (AP Photo/The...
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Tornadoes kill 2 in Alabama, 1 in Mississippi

Hunter Allred attempts to coax out a cat that was underneath a home along Clayton Ave in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, April 28, 2014. Allred was helping the home’s owner who had returned looking for pets after a severe weather system blew through the South. (AP Photo/The...

Republican Challenging Boehner Loses Job Over Ad

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio Republican challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) in the primary election has lost a part-time teaching job at a Baptist college over an online political ad he sponsored. The video posted on YouTube parodied a commercial about...

BC-BBN–Cubs-Reds,Rain DelayAdvisory, BBN

EDITORS: The start of the Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds game is being delayed by rain. AP Sports

Female Giraffe Born At Cincinnati Zoo, Needs Name

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says its new baby giraffe is a girl. The zoo says 7-year-old mother Tessa gave birth to her calf Monday morning. The event was featured live on Twitter. Mother and daughter will be visible through the viewing glass at...

Eastern League

___ Reading at Portland, 6 p.m. Altoona at Erie, ppd., rain Binghamton at Akron, 6:35 p.m. Trenton at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m. Bowie at Richmond, 6:35 p.m. New Britain at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Bowie at Richmond, 10:35 a.m. Reading at Portland, 6 p.m. Binghamton at Akron, 6:35 p.m....

Ohio To Increase Lethal Injection Drug Dosages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio said Monday it’s boosting the dosages of its lethal injection drugs even as it stands by the January execution of an inmate who made unusual snorting and gasping sounds that led to a civil rights lawsuit by his family and calls for a moratorium....
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James, Heat complete sweep of Bobcats, 109-98

AP Photo/Chuck Burton CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James scored 31 points, and the Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats with a 109-98 victory Monday night. James scored 19 points after injuring his thigh in the third quarter. He finished the...

Lawsuit: Unusual Approach Against Gay Marriage Ban

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Some clergy members are filing a novel lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violates their religious freedom. The clergy members say they would like to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in their...

New Giraffe, A Female, Born At Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says its new baby giraffe is a girl. The zoo says 7-year-old mother Tessa gave birth to her calf at 5:40 a.m. Monday. The event was featured live on Twitter. Mother and daughter will be visible through the viewing glass...