Court weighs class-action securities suits change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears open to the idea of modifying a quarter century of precedent to make it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in an appeal by Halliburton Co. that...

Man Who Fled Molestation Charges Sentenced In Ohio

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A man who once fled the U.S. before he could face trial for molesting his daughter has finally been sentenced in central Ohio. Frank K.C. Hertel and his wife fled Arizona before the trial and lived a secret life in Germany for nine years before his adult...

Man Who Fled Molestation Charges Sentenced In Ohio

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A man who once fled the U.S. before he could face trial for molesting his daughter has finally been sentenced in central Ohio. Frank K.C. Hertel and his wife fled Arizona before the trial and lived a secret life in Germany for nine years before his adult...

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar

FILE – This Wednesday, May 2, 2012 file photo, shows a general view of the Interior ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said Wednesday, March 5, 2014 that they have...

Columbus District Closing 5 Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus is closing five of its schools at the end of the school year. The district’s board of education unanimously approved the closings Tuesday night to cut costs. The buildings include a high school, middle school and three elementary schools....

Hochevar to miss 1st 2 months after hurting elbow

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar likely will miss at least the first two months of the season because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. Hochevar, the first pick in the 2006 amateur draft, felt something unusual in the elbow...

Columbia Gas announces price hike for budget plan customers

Columbia Gas has announced that most Ohio customers on its Budget Payment Plan will see a 30 percent increase in costs, due to higher natural gas prices and a much colder than normal winter. The increase, from an average of $67 per month to $87 per month, is part of the...

Former IRS official refuses to testify at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the agency’s tea party scandal once again refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing Wednesday that quickly devolved into political bickering between Democrats and Republicans....
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Idina Menzel, ‘Frozen’ heat up pop charts

AP Photo/Dan Hallman NEW YORK (AP) — Tony-winning Idina Menzel – or Adele Dazeem if you’re John Travolta – is enjoying massive success with “Let It Go” from the animated film “Frozen,” but the entertainer is still perplexed that...

Southwest Ohio Man Admits Child-porn Production

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 39-year-old southwest Ohio man is going to prison for 25 years after admitting that he produced child pornography. Federal prosecutors in Cincinnati said Tuesday that 39-year-old Timothy Lawrence Andriot pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child...