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Third Person Sentenced In Sports Drink Investment Scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A third person has been sentenced to federal prison in an Ohio-based sports-drink fraud scheme. A federal judge in Columbus on Thursday sentenced 40-year-old Thomas E. Jackson Jr. of Powell to nearly seven years in prison for his role in a scheme that...

Judge Rules Ohio City’s Rental Inspections Unconstitutional

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a southern Ohio city’s inspections of rental properties without a warrant are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott (Duh’-LAHT’) in Cincinnati agreed this week with property owners who last year sued...

Hoosiers Get Shot For Signature Win Against No. 1 Ohio St.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wants to treat this week’s Big Ten opener like any other. Coach Kevin Wilson has discussed the nuts and bolts of his team’s surprisingly perfect start, and his players have talked about their surging confidence and a chance to do bigger...

Putin takes Syria spotlight; US coalition wants focus on IS

PARIS (AP) — Vladimir Putin entered talks Friday around Syria’s fate after an intervention that ensured Russia’s role as a major player no matter what the outcome. In the space of a few days, Russian airstrikes in Syria and Putin’s diplomatic maneuvering...

Sentencing For Companion Of Ex-Ohio Fugitive Treasure Hunter

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The long-time female companion of an ex-fugitive deep-sea treasure hunter faces three years on probation but not prison time at her sentencing. Alison Antekeier was apprehended in January at a hotel where she and companion Tommy Thompson were living near...

Can youths in ‘hackathon’ help struggling city help itself?

AP Photo/Mel Evans CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Can computer coding help turn this impoverished city around? One nonprofit group thinks so, and is bringing together youths and professional programmers for Camden’s first “hackathon” this weekend. Hopeworks ‘N...

Virginia executes 1st inmate in nearly 3 years

JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A convicted serial killer who faced the death penalty in two states became the first inmate to be executed in nearly three years in Virginia. Alfredo Prieto was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m. Thursday at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. The...

World stock markets uneven ahead of key US job report

AP Photo/Richard Drew HONG KONG (AP) — European stocks rose while Asian markets were lackluster Friday as investors waited for a U.S. jobs report that could influence whether the U.S. Federal Reserve chooses October or December for its first interest rate hike in nearly a...

US-led coalition asks Russia to concentrate on fighting IS

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and its allies in the U.S.-led coalition have called on Russia to immediately cease attacks on the Syrian opposition and to focus on fighting Islamic State militants, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said Friday. A joint statement by France,...