Police Methods For Destroying Drug Evidence Vary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement agencies around the country seize and store cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs as evidence and then face a sometimes tricky task: How do you get rid of it all? Authorities often use incineration, but they say where and how varies and...
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Stories of victims in California rampage

Richard Martinez who says his son Christopher Martinez was killed in Friday night’s mass shooting that took place in Isla Vista, Calif., breaks down as he talks to media outside the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Headquarters on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Santa...
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Lawmakers call for tighter grip on VA hospitals

FILE – This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the...
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US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

John Walaszek, of Old Bridge, N.J., is surrounded by flags for Memorial Day, as he relaxes on a bench at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, N.J., Sunday, May 25, 2014. (Mel Evans) John Walaszek, of Old Bridge, N.J., is surrounded by flags for...
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Pope, patriarch pray in Holy Sepulcher church

File – In this Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, an Armenian Orthodox priest holds liturgy at the tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians could not have chosen a more...
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Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Pope Francis hug each other as Francis arrives at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Francis landed Sunday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to...
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Europe’s move to rein in Google would stall in US

FILE- In this April 17, 2007 file photo, exhibitors of the Google company work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated sign of the Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany. Google says it’s still figuring out how to comply with the...

NE Ohio Business Turns Old Material Into Furniture

CLEVELAND (AP) — Imagine taking apart old buildings and using the pieces as raw materials for new furniture, from restaurant booths to coffee tables to reception desks. That’s what Cleveland-based Rustbelt Reclamation envisions doing with a warehouse full of reclaimed wood,...
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Obama pledges ‘responsible end’ to Afghanistan war

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, on Sunday, May 25, 2014, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a troop rally after arriving at...

Former Ohio Sheriff Fined For Misspending Funds

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former sheriff in northwestern Ohio has been fined $1,000 misspending government funds. Former Ottawa County sheriff Robert Bratton pleaded guilty earlier this year to improperly spending more than $5,000 from federal funds earmarked for law enforcement...