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Ohio House Delays Formal Vote On Calamity Day Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season’s extreme weather. A House spokesman said Wednesday that members plan to take an additional week to continue...
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APNewsBreak: La. gay marriage lawsuit filed

Nicholas J. Van Sickels, right, stands with his husband, Andrew S. Bond, and holds their adopted daughter, Jules, 2, before a news conference in New Orleans about a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, to challenge the Louisiana Constitution’s ban on...
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APNewsBreak: La. gay marriage lawsuit filed

Nicholas J. Van Sickels, right, stands with his husband, Andrew S. Bond, and holds their adopted daughter, Jules, 2, before a news conference in New Orleans about a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, to challenge the Louisiana Constitution’s ban on...

NCAA proposes change to targeting rule

Not so fast, college football offenses. A proposed change by the NCAA football rules committee would prohibit offenses from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock, slowing down the up-tempo, no-huddle attacks that have been making...

Ohio Senate OKs Ban On E-cigarette Sales To Kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that aims to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of those under age 18. The measure which prohibits minors from obtaining, possessing and using the products was approved Wednesday on a 32-0 vote. Groups such as the...

Priest In W.Va. Child Abuse Case Gets 7 ½ Years

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio priest convicted of taking a 10-year-old boy to West Virginia for sex more than two decades ago was sentenced Wednesday to seven and a half years in prison. Robert Poandl was sentenced in federal court in Cincinnati on one count of transporting a minor...

911 calls about Kattan driving, crash, released

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released audio of two motorists’ calls reporting erratic driving and the aftermath of an early-morning collision involving actor-comedian Chris Kattan. Kattan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence...

911 calls about Kattan driving, crash, released

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released audio of two motorists’ calls reporting erratic driving and the aftermath of an early-morning collision involving actor-comedian Chris Kattan. Kattan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence...
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Ice storm causes another traffic jam in the South

Traffic along Independence Boulevard near Hawthorne Lane crawls along the slick roadway as a winter storm hits Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Davie Hinshaw) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NEWSPAPER INTERNET ONLY Traffic along Independence...