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Ukraine holds presidential vote; rebels block it

An elderly woman casts her vote in the presidential election in the eastern town of Krasnoarmeisk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Ukraine’s critical presidential election got underway Sunday under the wary scrutiny of a world eager for stability in a country rocked by a...

2 Jewish youth attacked near Paris-area synagogue

PARIS (AP) — Two Jewish brothers dressed in “traditional” clothes were attacked near a synagogue in the Paris area, French officials and Jewish leaders said Sunday. The assault came hours after a deadly shooting spree Saturday at the Jewish Museum in Brussels....
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Serena Williams starts French with 6-2, 6-1 win

AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams began the defense of her French Open title with a 6-2, 6-1 victory Sunday over 138th-ranked Alize Lim, a wild-card entry from France. The top-seeded Williams dictated most points and wound up with 30 more winners –...
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Venus Williams reaches 2nd round at French Open

AP Photo/David Vincent PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the French Open by beating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-4, 6-1 Sunday. Williams was down a break early in the first set, but she was able to recover and take control of the match. The...

Sports Cap Sales Help College Students, Veterans

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A university in southwestern Ohio has joined with a national nonprofit group to sell co-branded sports caps with the proceeds supporting university scholarships and military veterans. Miami University in Oxford says it has joined in the effort with Operation...

Columbus, Toledo Zoos Opening New Exhibits

Two of Ohio’s zoos are opening their big new exhibits this weekend. The Columbus Zoo is showing off its 43-acre safari-themed addition where visitors can see lions, wildebeests and cheetahs. The area also offers camel rides and a chance to feed giraffes. The Toledo Zoo has...
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Private hospitals could take some pressure off VA

FILE – This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the...
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Europeans voting to choose new parliament

A man casts his ballot for the European elections and a local referendum on the Tempelhof field in a polling station in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo, dpa,Kay Nietfeld) A man casts his ballot for the European elections and a local referendum on the Tempelhof...
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Altoona, Part II

Milepost 835 One of the more interesting trains that we saw while in Altoona was the tractor train. The entire train was made up of International Case and John Deere combines. The train was headed east so I’m guessing that these combines were headed for an ocean voyage. I...
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Belgium on manhunt for suspect in Jewish attack

Some flowers were put close to the site of a shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a spree of gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, officials said. The attack, which came on the eve...