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Prizefighter Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a...

Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. But five other deaths from injuries reported by a hospital official could raise the...

Lerner Raises Doubts About Future At Villa

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — American businessman Randy Lerner has raised doubts about his future as Aston Villa chairman by saying he will address “steady rumors of a sale” of the Premier League club at the end of the season. Villa released a statement on Sunday, in...

Fracking Foes Cringe As Unions Back Drilling Boom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom. That vocal...

Panel’s Role In Cleveland Police Ruling Questioned

CLEVELAND (AP) — A lawyer for families of men killed in separate 2012 shootings by Cleveland police — including a 137-bullet chase under federal investigation — questions a grand jury’s role in a county prosecutor’s ruling this week. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh)...

4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday. The twin of one of the children survived the blaze that was reported to authorities just before midnight Saturday in a...

Ohio Legislator Wants Stronger Timber Theft Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker is pushing legislation to boost prosecution of timber theft in a move that has the state forestry association worried about overregulation. The proposal by state Rep. Ross McGregor would require a written agreement between landowners and...

Ohio Hog Farms Hit By Disease That Kills Baby Pigs

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs. The state’s agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio. The disease first found a year ago causes baby...
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AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

A Ukrainian Orthodox devotee carries a candle inside a church during Easter Sunday rites in Donetsk, Ukraine, early Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) A Ukrainian Orthodox devotee carries a candle inside a church during Easter Sunday rites in Donetsk, Ukraine, early...

Gender Gap Under Ohio Governor Nearly $10 An Hour

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio’s five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it’s shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government....