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John Steinbeck's relatives by marriage in copyright dispute

AP Photo/Brian Melley LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film remakes of “The Grapes of Wrath” and “East of Eden” fell apart because John Steinbeck’s son and daughter-in-law impeded the projects, the writer’s stepdaughter told jurors in federal court...
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Wednesday’s Scoreboard

Prep Football Friday’s Games Northern 10 Conference Bucyrus at Wynford Colonel Crawford at Carey Mohawk at Buckeye Central Western Buckeye League Elida at Lima Bath Kenton at Celina Lima Shawnee at Defiance St. Marys Memorial at Ottawa-Glandorf Wapakoneta at Van Wert NW...
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Prep Roundup: Settles leads Fostoria with 22 kills

Tyriana Settles hammered 22 kills, Dakota Thomas handed out 30 assists and Mary Harris had 10 digs and eight ace serves on Tuesday when Fostoria’s unbeaten volleyball team opened Northern Buckeye Conference play with a straight-set 25-3, 25-22, 25-13 win over Woodmore....

Questions swirl around Houston mayor's evacuation decision

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Houston’s mayor kept facing questions Tuesday about his decision not to order an evacuation of the notoriously flood-prone city ahead of Harvey’s arrival, even as overflowing reservoirs led several suburbs to move people out. Instead, Mayor...

New Jersey to US Supreme Court: Strike down sports bet ban

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say the U.S. Supreme Court should strike down a ban on sports betting in all but four states because it wrongly forces states to enforce a regulation that Congress wants. The high court will hear New Jersey’s argument...

Shell, Exxon say some pollution released as storm hits Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Pollutants have been released from refineries operated by Exxon, Shell and other companies as torrential rains damaged storage tanks and other industrial facilities on the Texas Coast. Shell told state regulators this week that a floating roof over a tank at...

Corso still going on “GameDay” _ with help from his friends

AP Photo/Mike Stewart BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Lee Corso looks down at his notes and asks: “How do you say this guy’s name?” “Stid-um,” Kirk Herbstreit responds and then begins to spell Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham’s last name for his...

Group protests Ai Weiwei art installation in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (eye way-way) is getting some local opposition to his planned public art project in New York City. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2wmgpVm ) reports the Washington Square Association is protesting Ai’s proposed...

Waiting the worst with Harvey, the storm that won't go away

AP Photo/Jason Dearen HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Bedner saw disasters come and go during his 33 years with the Houston Police Department. Harvey, however, just won’t go away. Bedner rides out every storm in his creekside community between Houston and Galveston Bay, and...

Exxon discloses refinery emissions as storm hits Gulf Coast

DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil has released pollutants into the air from a refinery that was caught in the storm pounding the Texas Coast. The oil giant told regulators that a floating roof over a tank at its refinery in Baytown, Texas, oil refinery partially sank in during the...
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