Kerry presses China to ease Internet controls

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he urged Chinese leaders to support press freedom and a free Internet. Speaking Saturday after talks with Chinese leaders, Kerry said that the Chinese economy would be stronger with great freedom of the Internet....

Ohio Plan: Ally With Drillers Against ‘eco-left’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A strategic plan drafted by Ohio regulators last year would have discredited environmental groups and state lawmakers opposed to drilling in state parks and forests with help from energy company Halliburton, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an industry...

A Changing Judicial Landscape For Gay Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories. It’s no accident that Virginia has become...

Prelim. magnitude-4.4 quake shakes SC, Ga.

A small earthquake has hit in South Carolina, startling residents and shaking homes both in South Carolina and across the border in Georgia. USGS Geophysicist Dale Grant said late Friday that the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 and was centered 7 miles west of the town...

Jack Hanna Raises $100K To Save Denmark Giraffe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna says he’s horrified that a Denmark zoo killed a healthy giraffe and fed it to lions, and he’s working to save a second giraffe that may be killed at a different zoo there for similar reasons. The Copenhagen Zoo said...

Nevada AG takes deal in lender fraud civil lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada took a settlement Friday and dropped a consumer-fraud lawsuit against a mortgage services firm that state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto had accused of orchestrating a massive illegal “robosigning” scheme. The deal, announced by...

Lawsuit filed over Jenni Rivera plane crash death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of Jenni Rivera is suing the owners of the plane that crashed in northern Mexico in December 2012, killing the Mexican-American pop star and six others. City News Service says former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza filed the...

Update: Dunkirk man injured in crash

 KENTON — A Dunkirk man was hurt Friday night when his car slid off a Hardin County road and hit a utility pole south of Kenton, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. The patrol said Caleb Delong, 20, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by BKP...
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Mammoth tusk lifted from Seattle construction pit

In this photo provided by the Rafn Company, Burke Museum paleontologists Bruce Crowley, left, Christian Sidor and Dave DeMar apply layers of plaster to the exposed side of a mammoth tusk early Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014. The mammoth tusk was discovered days earlier during...
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Search underway in Maui for missing pregnant woman

This undated photo released by the Maui Police Department shows Carly Scott. Police have located the torched shell of a missing pregnant Maui woman’s sport utility vehicle. But Carly Scott remains missing. Police say the 27-year-old redhead was last seen Sunday at her...