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Big Utilities Try To Tilt Solar Energy Market In Their Favor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s energy utilities want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller companies from the emerging solar energy market. Solar power provides only about 1 percent of the country’s energy, but the industry is growing...

Several arrested as deportation fear prompts Phoenix protest

PHOENIX (AP) — Police made several arrests as protesters blocked enforcement vans from leaving a U.S. immigration office in Phoenix, fearing that a mother of two was headed for deportation. The protest surged late Wednesday at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Nokia to acquire software firm Comptel for $370 million

HELSINKI (AP) — In a move to further focus on software technology, Nokia says it has offered to acquire software company Comptel for some 347 million euros ($370 million). The Finland-based telecom networks provider says the cash deal is aimed at providing communications...

Trump vs Nordstrom: The latest bout raising ethical concerns

FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York. Nordstrom shares sunk after President Trump tweeted that the department store chain had treated his daughter “so unfairly” when...

State Auditor Wants Photos Added To Food-stamp Cards In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s auditor and two Republican legislators want to add photo identification to food-stamp cards in the state as a way of helping prevent fraud. State Auditor Dave Yost and the legislators announced the legislation Wednesday. Yost has said an audit...

Ohio University Plans To Choose Next President Feb. 22

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio University board of trustees plans to choose the school’s 21st president in a Feb. 22 vote. The board will meet at the Athens-based university’s Dublin campus. A search narrowed the field to four finalists, and one of those dropped out...

Court Weighs Case Of Adult Charged With Alleged Rape As Teen

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether an adult identified as a suspect in a rape he allegedly committed as a teenager can be prosecuted. The issue before the court Thursday involves the long-unsolved rape of a 14-year-old girl in 1993 in...

Judge Tells Ohio Village To Pay Back $3 Million In Tickets

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Ohio says a village must pay back all $3 million paid by drivers for speeding citations from automated traffic cameras. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports ( ) Butler County Judge Michael Oster issued his ruling Wednesday, saying the...

Las Vegas trial starting for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial opens Thursday in Las Vegas for six defendants accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal round-up of cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s cows nearly three years ago. Prosecutors are...

Kenya court quashes government order to close refugee camp

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, file photo, tents are seen at the UNHCR’s Ifo Extension camp outside Dadaab, eastern Kenya, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the Somali border. A Kenyan court on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 declared illegal a government order to close the...