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Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team cheer during a live telecast of the soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia...

LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will be back in Cleveland next season, as the NBA superstar announced today in an article on Sports Illustrated’s website. The decision ends speculation on whether James would return to the Miami Heat or the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a...

Ohio Man Indicted In Slaying Of Teen In Landfill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old northeast Ohio man could face the death penalty if convicted of killing a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a Pennsylvania landfill last month. A grand jury in Youngstown on Thursday indicted Ricki D. Williams IV on a charge of...

Ohio Casino Tax Revenue Short Of Predictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted. The state’s four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the...

Ohio Man Sentenced For Fatal Drunken-driving Crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Cincinnati has sentenced a habitual drunken driver to more than nine years in prison for hitting and killing a schoolteacher riding his bicycle earlier this year. Police say 51-year-old Todd Shaw had been drinking heavily before he left a bar, got in...

Recari, Ryu share lead at Royal Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Beatriz Recari birdied her last three holes for a 5-under 67 at Royal Birkdale to share the lead Friday in the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Former U.S. Women’s Open champion So Yeon Ryu had a 70 and joined Recari in the lead at 3-under...

Ohio Probation Officer Serious After Being Shot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio probation officer is reported to be in serious condition after exchanging gunshots with a man he was trying to arrest. The suspect was killed in the Thursday confrontation in Columbus. Police say two Franklin County probation officers tried to...

Ohio Overpaid $88 Million In Food Stamps In 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio’s overpayment of food-stamp benefits last year exceeded the national average. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the state overpaid more than $88 million in tax-funded benefits last year. In all, Ohio misspent 4.1 percent of the nearly...
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Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks

FILE – In this photo April 20, 2011, file photo, Camel brand filters cigarettes from Reynolds American Inc., are displayed at a tobacco product store in Cranberry, Pa. Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. say they are in talks of a possible merger that...
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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

In this May 2014, photo provided by Solar Roadways, Scott and Julie Brusaw stand for a photo on a prototype solar-panel parking area at their company’s business in Sandpoint, Idaho. Scott Brusaw’s idea for solar-powered roads has gone viral and raised more than $1.4...