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Attorneys general switching sides on gay marriage

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark Herring smiles during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A federal judge ruled Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it...

On Deck: Big Friday of prep sports

There is a big night of prep sports on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action from around the region for you here at The Courier. Findlay High School’s seniors will play in their final home boys basketball game tonight as the Trojans host Toledo Whitmer in a...

Hanyu win’s men’s Olympic gold; Chan 2nd

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu won Japan’s first Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating Friday at the Sochi Games despite two falls. Patrick Chan, trying for Canada’s first such victory, took silver. He skated after Hanyu, who left plenty of room...
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Guess who dropped by USA House? Vladimir Putin

AP Photo/Mikhail Klimentyev SOCHI, Russia (AP) — In a powerful symbol of international sports detente, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on U.S. Olympic headquarters Friday to chat about the Winter Games and the upcoming Russia-U.S. hockey showdown. He even wore a...
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Tsuper wins gold for Belarus in women’s aerials

AP Photo/Greg Baker KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Alla Tsuper of Belarus pulled off a stunning upset to win gold in women’s aerials on Friday, beating a field that included two decorated Olympians. Tsuper drilled a 98.01 in the finals to knock off defending champion...
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Syrian peace talks reach impasse; US, Russia spar

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad speaks to the media during a news conference after the second round of negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP...

Allende sorry for remarks about mystery novels

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende would like to apologize to all the fans and writers of mystery novels. The million-selling author, whose latest book is a thriller that updates the story of Jack the Ripper, angered many when during a recent interview with NPR she said that...
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A 1st for South: Va. gay marriage ban overturned

From left, Robert Roman and Claus Ihlemann of Virginia Beach celebrate with Carol Schall, Mary Townley , Tim Bostic and Tony London, Thursday’s ruling by federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional during a news...

Berlusconi remains a force in Italy turmoil

MILAN (AP) — He has been convicted of tax fraud, booted out of the Senate and banned from political office. In any other country, that would be three strikes. But in Italy, Silvio Berlusconi has not lost his political legitimacy, and it will be on full display when the...
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Higher gasoline prices are on the way

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, here’s the bad news: You’ll be paying more for gasoline in the coming weeks. The good news: You’ll likely pay less than last year. Or the year before, or the year before that. The price of gasoline held...