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At tech fest: 3D printers, bitcoin and ‘Titanfall’

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bitcoin, 3-D printed candy and George Takei, the Star Trek-actor-turned-Facebook-phenomenon, are among the attractions this week at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where the geek set is slowly filing out to make...

Highlights Of Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Midterm Budget

A look at the key proposals in Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s midterm budget bill: TAXES: — Cut Ohio income taxes by 8.5 percent to bring the top rate to 4.66 percent by 2016. — Raise Commercial Activity Tax rate from 0.26 percent to 0.30 percent. — Increase cigarette taxes from...
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Testimony: Child’s body found in suitcase in creek

Kyle Flack, left, of Ottawa, Kan., sits with his court-appointed lawyer, Ronald Evans, head of the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit in Topeka, during a hearing in Franklin County District Court Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Ottawa, Kan. Flack, 28, is charged with capital murder...

Inaugural American Tourney Up For Grabs In Memphis

The inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament is shaping up to be everything Commissioner Mike Aresco could have wanted. No other league has as many ranked teams as the American with five, and either No. 5 Louisville, No. 13 Cincinnati, No. 19 Memphis, No. 21 UConn or No....
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NASCAR changing qualifying after safety concerns

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road – the first major changes to the popular new...

Bowling Green Fires Basketball Coach Louis Orr

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green State University has announced it will not renew the contract of seven-year men’s basketball coach Louis Orr. Athletic director D. Christopher Kingston announced the firing on Tuesday. Orr was 101-121 in seven seasons, including a...

Ohio Law Increases Access To Overdose Antidote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has signed a bill into law allowing friends or family members of addicts to administer a drug overdose antidote without the fear of prosecution. The legislation is aimed at reducing the state’s record-high number...
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CIA accused: Senator sees torture probe meddling

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA’s improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for...

4-year Bribery Sentence Upheld For Ohio Contractor

CINCINNATI (AP) — A construction contractor serving four years in prison for bribing a federal government official lost his bid on Tuesday to have his conviction thrown out or his sentenced reduced. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati...

Ohio Governor Proposes Tax, Education Changes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich rolled out an ambitious election-year policy document Tuesday that delivers a promised income-tax cut through increases in tobacco and other taxes, and streamlines government offerings for jobseekers and the poor. The fate of the...