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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...

Jackets Sign Brandon Dubinsky For 6 More Years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension worth a reported $35.1 million through the 2020-21 season. The 28-year-old Dubinsky, acquired two years ago in the blockbuster deal with the New York Rangers for...

Jackets Sign Brandon Dubinsky For 6 More Years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension worth a reported $35.1 million through the 2020-21 season. The 28-year-old Dubinsky, acquired two years ago in the blockbuster deal with the New York Rangers for...

Patients seek FDA ban on fibroid removal devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen people — including cancer patients, their family members and physicians — called on federal health regulators on Friday to block the use of electronic surgical tools used to remove fibroids, but which can inadvertently...

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent Amazon’s shares up 4 percent in midday trading. The online retailer created a...

Feds expect no charges in Findlay massage parlor case

The high-profile federal raid of a Findlay massage parlor and others across Ohio will apparently yield no charges. FBI agents in November seized evidence from Top Relax Massage, 825 Tiffin Ave., while investigating allegations of prostitution and human trafficking. No charges are...

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. One of the closed facilities was involved an...
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Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

Ronald Lee Haskell collapses as he appears in court on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Houston. Haskell, 33, is accused of killing his ex-wife’s sister, Katie Stay, her husband and the children, ranging in age from 4 to 14, after binding and putting them face-down on the floor of...