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Lucasfilm and Disney launching ‘The Star Wars Show’ online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force is so strong with the “Star Wars” franchise that Lucasfilm and Disney are producing a weekly online video series about it. “The Star Wars Show” is debuting Wednesday on YouTube, Facebook, StarWars.com and other online...

Man Charged In Slaying Of Woman Whose Remains Found In Ohio

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with murdering a woman whose remains were found in several sites in northern Ohio in February. Richland County Prosecutor Bambi Couch Page says 53-year-old Walter Renz was indicted by a county grand jury last month in...

ATF: Intentional fire caused fatal blast at Texas plant

DALLAS (AP) — A fire that was intentionally set caused the 2013 explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, federal officials said Wednesday, describing the blaze as “a criminal act.” Federal and state investigators said no arrests have been...

Questions linger about Prince’s choice of local doctor

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Prince was seeking help for a problem with prescription drugs, it would make sense for him to turn to a California addiction specialist known for new ideas on treatment. Less clear is why he sought care from a local family care physician with an...

Nationals OF Bryce Harper appeals 1-game suspension from MLB

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper was suspended one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following an ejection this week. Harper decided to appeal the penalty and remains eligible to play until the process is finished, the commissioner’s...

Area agency offering help for teens seeking summer work

Qualifying 16- to 24-year-old Hancock County residents from low-income households can get summer jobs paying $10 an hour through the WSOS Youth Employment Program. The agency, at 7746 Hancock County 140, tries to match workers with employers in their areas of interest:...

The Latest: ATF: Intentionally set fire caused Texas blast

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel WEST, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into what cause the massive 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed 15 people in the Texas town of West (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Federal investigators say they believe a fire that caused...

Microsoft exec: No silver bullet to fight terror on internet

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Microsoft executive told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that “there is no silver bullet that will stop terrorist use of the Internet.” Steven A. Crown, vice president and deputy general of Microsoft, said...

Colorado theater trial could prompt tight security at movies

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Industry experts say that if a jury finds a Colorado theater at fault in the 2012 shooting rampage that left 12 moviegoers dead, theaters across the U.S. could be forced to adopt costly security measures. And that could mean...

Future of Brazil’s president on the line in key Senate Vote

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday neared a historic vote on impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, likely ending 13 years of government by her left-leaning party amid a spate of crises besetting Latin America’s largest nation. If a simple...