Man sentenced to 30 years in border agent’s death

TUCSCON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted in the shooting death of a federal Border Patrol agent during a firefight that revealed the government’s botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. Manuel...

GM CEO Barra’s pay package worth $14.4M this year

DETROIT (AP) — New General Motors CEO Mary Barra will get a pay package worth $14.4 million this year, 58 percent more than her male predecessor, the company said Monday. GM released the figure to counter reports that said Barra, the first woman to lead a major automaker,...
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White House praises gay Mo. player’s announcement

AP Photo/Brandon Wade WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player’s decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama’s spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying...

Have a Heart: 7 Sweet and Savory Heart-Shaped Treats for Your Valentine

Make Valentine’s Day extra-romantic with these heart-shaped treats. Avoid the restaurant rush, skip the box of chocolates and overpriced roses, and instead get in the kitchen and whip up something thoughtful and meaningful. From a delicious themed breakfast to decadent...
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Warring weather channels vie for viewers

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic A sudden change in the weather means real money for Paul Falavolito. When a snowstorm rolls in, the chief of a small, non-profit ambulance service in White Oak, Pa., has to keep paramedics in ambulance bays longer. If there’s a break in the weather,...
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UK’s new Folio book prize has American accent

AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis LONDON (AP) — A new literary prize created to find the best book published in Britain has a strong North American accent. The 40,000 pound ($66,000) Folio Prize is open to any work of fiction published in the United Kingdom in 2013. The eight...

Special weather statement issued ahead of subzero wind chills tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for northwestern Ohio as cold air remains in place for the next few days. The statement, not a warning, advises that while winds will be light tonight, overnight lows between zero and minus 5 will result in wind...
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Jury deliberates ex-New Orleans mayor bribery case

FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors on Monday, Feb. 10, summed up their case for convicting Nagin of corruption during his two terms as mayor. (AP...

U2, Timberlake, Obama to appear on new Fallon show

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon is premiering his new show with a bang. NBC announced Monday that Will Smith will appear on the Feb. 17 debut of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” U2 will perform. Justin Timberlake will close out the week, which will also...
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Jury deliberates ex-New Orleans mayor bribery case

FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors on Monday, Feb. 10, summed up their case for convicting Nagin of corruption during his two terms as mayor. (AP...