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Colombia suspending use of anti-coca herbicide

AP Photo/Luis Robayo BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday he is halting use of a herbicide that is a key part of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops. Santos said he was taking the move following a Health Ministry...

Couple behind fake skeletons on chairs in Colorado River

PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix couple has claimed responsibility for putting two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs in the Colorado River in far west Arizona. The Today’s News-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1zNKrAl) the husband and wife approached the La Paz County...

Ohio High School Seniors Charged In School Buses’ Vandalism

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a senior prank that damaged 24 school buses has led to felony charges against four students in a western Ohio school district. Clark County sheriff’s officials say the teens are accused of removing valve stems from tires on buses...

New Health Centers In Ohio Get Over $7 Million From Feds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials say 12 new health centers in Ohio are getting some $7.2 million in funding from President Barack Obama’s health law to provide primary care services to communities in need. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently...

UPDATE: 13-year-old Lima girl located

LIMA — The 13-year-old Lima girl reported missing after she was last seen around 4 a.m. today at the Holiday Inn, 803 S. Leonard Ave., Lima, has reportedly been located according to the Lima Police Department. Nyomi  H. R. Manley has reportedly been located and is safe,...
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Twin weather systems unleash storms across the country

AP Photo/m.msherman DENVER (AP) — Oklahoma and other Great Plains states braced Saturday for more severe weather, with flood evacuations ordered in northern Colorado, heavy snow headed for the Rocky Mountains and possible tornadoes and large hail in parts of western Kansas,...
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No NYPD uniform, but big role for plainclothes cops

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — They could be riding with unsuspecting New Yorkers on the subway. Or behind the wheel in a car in midtown Manhattan traffic. Or mingling with revelers at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. They are the New York...

Texas high court denies appeal in Mike Leach firing lawsuit

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has denied an appeal from ex-Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach in a lawsuit over his firing. Texas Tech dismissed Leach in 2009 amid accusations he mistreated a player suffering a concussion. That player was the son of Craig...
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UK election leaves Cameron at helm of a disunited kingdom

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth LONDON (AP) — Standing outside 10 Downing Street the day after his unexpected election victory, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to govern for “one nation, one United Kingdom.” That will be easier said than done, as competing...

7,200-plus Ohio Rape Kits Tested By State For DNA Matches

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says its forensic scientists have tested about 7,200 of the roughly 9,600 rape kits submitted by law enforcement agencies around Ohio to check for possible DNA matches. It’s an effort to check previously untested kits for evidence that could...