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GI Joe, the world’s first action figure, turns 50

AP Photo/Mike Groll SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — G.I. Joe is turning 50. The birthday of what’s called the world’s first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and Hasbro Inc., which introduced it in 1964. G.I. Joe was introduced at the...
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Madonna, Pussy Riot speak at human rights concert

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of singing, Madonna and Pussy Riot spoke with passion about human rights issues at a concert for Amnesty International. Madonna told the crowd of thousands Wednesday at the Barclays Center that she received death threats for...

Ohio’s Major Parties Fend Off Challengers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican and Democratic gubernatorial front-runners are ready to gear up for a November showdown amid complaints both major parties got too aggressive in pushing out challengers. A little-known Democrat from the Dayton area also filed for the...
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Early start Thursday for Sochi Olympics events

AP Photo/Paul Chiasson SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Competition at the Sochi Olympics was officially starting Thursday, 32 hours before the opening ceremony. Early starts are needed with 12 men’s and women’s medal events added since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics....
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UN leader issues another call for Olympic truce

AP Photo/David Goldman SOCHI, Russia (AP) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his appeal for warring parties around the world to lay down arms during the Sochi Olympics. Ban urged an observance of an “Olympic Truce” in a speech to the...
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UN leader issues another call for Olympic truce

AP Photo/David Goldman SOCHI, Russia (AP) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his appeal for warring parties around the world to lay down arms during the Sochi Olympics. Ban urged an observance of an “Olympic Truce” in a speech to the...
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Ed Sullivan Beatles’ item headed to NYC auction

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – Ye-ah! A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million. Face caricatures accompany the signatures...

Eurozone faces close call on interest rates

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is weighing conflicting signals from the economy as it considers whether to cut interest rates again for the 18-country euro bloc. The bank’s 24-member governing council meets Thursday in Frankfurt, Germany. A number...

A List Of Ohio Colleges’ Football Signings

AKRON Jamal Baggett, s, 5-11, 185, Oak Park (Ill.) River Forest HS Brock Boxen, dl, 6-2, 250, New Galilee (Pa.) Beaver Falls HS Scott Boyett, ol, 6-7, 315, South Broward (Fla.) HS, Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC Kyron Brown, cb, 6-1, 170, Boynton Beach (Fla.) Boynton HS Undrea Bullard,...

Findlay man hurt in accident

A Findlay man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on North Blanchard Street Wednesday night. Findlay police reported a vehicle driven by Austin J. Davis, 22, of Findlay, was northbound in the 500 block of North Blanchard Street at 9:46 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle,...