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High lime prices giving US bartenders a hangover

AP Photo LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little. Luna Park, known for its large selection of craft cocktails, is one of thousands of...

House Speaker Foe Withdrawing From Ohio Race

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A tea party activist says he is withdrawing from the May 6 Republican primary in House Speaker John Boehner’s (BAY’-nerz) district. Matthew Ashworth states on social media sites that he doesn’t want to be a spoiler or split the vote. He...

Longtime Reporter Mark Gillispie Joins AP Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mark L. Gillispie, a veteran northeast Ohio journalist who covered courts, crime and government for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, has been hired as a reporter in the Cleveland bureau of The Associated Press. The appointment was announced Tuesday by Karen...

Go For The Food: Athens, Ohio, Diner A Must-taste

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — There’s a reason there is almost always a wait at the Court Street Diner here. The menu is heavy on simple favorites: thick slabs of meatloaf, fries piled so high they tumble off the plates, creamy whipped milkshakes. It’s classic American fare...
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Italy court: Knox struck mortal blow in killing

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Amanda Knox talks to reporters, in Seattle. A court in Florence that convicted Amanda Knox in her British roommate’s 2007 murder says the wounds indicate multiple aggressors, and that the two exchange students fought...
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Attacks in 2 Syrian cities kill at least 54

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian people gather at the site of one of two car bombs that exploded in the pro-government district of Zahra in the central Syrian city of Homs, Syria, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Dozens of people were killed and...

Kerry backs off Israel ‘apartheid’ remark

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation with Ukraine and Russia from the State Department in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)...
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Italy court: Knox struck mortal blow in killing

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Amanda Knox talks to reporters, in Seattle. A court in Florence that convicted Amanda Knox in her British roommate’s 2007 murder says the wounds indicate multiple aggressors, and that the two exchange students fought...
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Attacks in 2 Syrian cities kill at least 54

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian people gather at the site of one of two car bombs that exploded in the pro-government district of Zahra in the central Syrian city of Homs, Syria, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Dozens of people were killed and...

Kerry backs off Israel ‘apartheid’ remark

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation with Ukraine and Russia from the State Department in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)...