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Archdiocese to settle priest abuse cases for $13M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay $13 million to settle 17 clergy abuse lawsuits, including 11 that involve a visiting Mexican priest who fled prosecution and remains a fugitive more than 25 years later, plaintiffs’ attorneys...

New SIU President Defends Leaving Ohio University

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Southern Illinois University system’s new president says he understands feelings of betrayal surrounding his planned departure from Ohio’s Youngstown State just seven months into that job. But Randy Dunn says that as a former Illinois schools...

Shortage of execution drugs becomes more acute

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more compounding pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks. The scarcity of drugs for lethal...

Under Armour stumbles in Olympic sponsorship

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2014 Sochi Olympics were expected to be a triumphant moment for the U.S. speedskating team – and the squad’s sponsor, Under Armour. It’s been anything but that. After a strong showing on the World Cup circuit, the team headed to the...

Budget office: Wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress’ nonpartisan budget...

Ohio Gov’s Team Discussed Targeting ‘eco-left’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New records show top advisers to Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) knew the Ohio Department of Natural Resources planned to target environmental groups and two state lawmakers while promoting drilling in state parks and forests in 2012. The...

After new storm, a warmup (finally!) is in sight

Workers take a lunch break from shoveling snow near the Statehouse in Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Trenton, N.J., after a quick-moving storm brought several inches of snow as well as rare “thundersnow” to parts of the winter-weary East Coast. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)...

Dad Of Ohio Boy Killed By Van Accused Of Fake ID

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal complaint alleges that a central Ohio man suspected of accidentally killing his 4-year-old son never applied for permanent U.S. residence and used fake identification. A federal immigration investigator’s affidavit says the defendant is from...

Authorities look into severe turbulence on flight

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal authorities are looking into severe turbulence that triggered “pandemonium” aboard a United Airlines flight into Billings, Mont., and sent five people to hospitals with injuries. Passenger Ejay Old Bull of Billings says drinks...

Higher temperatures help with snow removal on roads

Tuesday’s temperatures were higher than they have been in weeks, helping snowplow crews as they cleared Monday’s snowfall from roads. Most of the snow on roads melted away Tuesday, Hancock County Engineer Chris Long said, as the temperature climbed to the upper 30s under...