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What working people will vote for this November

Richard Trumka is president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, expanding the Citizens United doctrine that money equals speech, formalized what was already...

Obama’s inaction invites challenges to the U.S.

Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, a Republican, represents California’s 25th District in the House, where he chairs the Armed Services Committee. In the Philippines this week, President Obama took a cheap shot at critics of his foreign policy. “Why is it,” the president pondered at...
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55 US schools face federal sex assault probes

FILE – This April 10, 2014 file photo shows Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaking in New York. Fifty-five colleges and universities _ big and small, public and private _ are being investigated over their handling of sexual abuse complaints, the Education Department...

Not Guilty Plea Entered For Ex-Ohio Band Director

TROY, Ohio (AP) — A not guilty plea has been entered for a former western Ohio high school band director to charges involving sexual conduct with female students. John Shook is serving 7 1/2 years in prison for his conviction last year in Logan County. Shook was accused of...
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Posthumous Michael Jackson album due out May 13

AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett NEW YORK (AP) — When Michael Jackson’s record label released his first posthumous album in 2010, a year after the King of Pop’s sudden death, producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins was asked to work on the project. He declined....

Blue Jackets Aiming Higher After Playoff Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having taken some big steps by making the playoffs and then winning two games, the Columbus Blue Jackets are aiming higher. They want to contend for a Stanley Cup. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen and coach Todd Richards said Thursday they believe that to...
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Colorado lawmakers want pot-industry bank option

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2013, photo marijuana matures in ideal conditions at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday April 23,...

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Tops 300 Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 303 cases, about three-quarters of reported cases nationwide. The running total of the cases of the contagious viral illness, which date to early January, was reported by Columbus...

Killer Spared By Governor Moved Off Ohio Death Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has moved a condemned Ohio killer spared by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) off death row to a new prison in the northeast part of the state. Kasich called irregularities in the court proceedings against Arthur Tyler troubling in announcing his...

Reds Put Lefty Starter Tony Cingrani On DL

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have put left-handed starter Tony Cingrani on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his pitching shoulder. They called up right-handed reliever Curtis Partch on Thursday for the start of a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers....