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Funeral Scheduled For Children Killed In Israel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A funeral has been scheduled for a brother and sister fatally stabbed in Israel where police say the children’s father confessed to the crime. The children, 10-year-old Sara Levy and her 11-year-old brother, Yishai (yi-SHEYE’), lived with their...

AP Exclusive: Picasso painting reveals hidden man

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists and art experts finally know what’s beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s first masterpieces, “The Blue Room,” using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a hidden portrait of a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand....
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In NC hamlet, residents worry over coal ash ponds

In this April 25, 2014 photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Duke and...
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Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Eric Anderson) Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The...
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3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is John E. Winfield. Winfield, who faces execution one minute after midnight Wednesday, June 18, 2014, is one of three set to die this week as states move ahead with plans to carry out...

Mayor drops F-bomb in declaring big day for LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb in declaring it a big day for LA, bringing 19,000 hockey fans to their feet, lighting up the Twitterverse in delight and, oh yeah, leaving some folks scratching their heads, wondering just what the heck the normally...

Ohio Rep. Mallory Named In Ethics Probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio legislator has been identified as among the subjects of an investigation into possible ethics violations. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) that state Rep. Dale Mallory’s actions are being examined in a Joint Legislative Ethics...

Additional complaint filed against Riverdale teacher

A Forest couple has filed a criminal complaint alleging Riverdale teacher Barb Williams physically abused their child, their attorney said. The Blanton family’s son was in Williams’ kindergarten class during the 2011-12 school year. The boy suffers from a disability and recently...

Columbus To Move Santa Maria Replica During Work

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus has discovered it needs to move a replica of the Santa Maria from its downtown river mooring while a multimillion riverfront project continues. The city says the replica of explorer Christopher Columbus’ flagship is getting in the way of a...

Arson Blamed For Fire At “Dixie” Composer’s House

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are blaming arson for two fires in an east-central Ohio city including one that destroyed part of the historical home of Dan Emmett, known as the composer of the song “Dixie.” Mount Vernon Fire Chief Chad Christopher says the...