US Border Patrol agent kills man near San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a man Tuesday after the agent was struck in the head with a rock, authorities said, fueling debate over whether the agency overreacts to rock assaults by suspected smugglers and migrants. The agent was trying to...
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AP PHOTOS: Clashes set Kiev square aflame

Monuments to Kiev’s founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water...

Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state...
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Utah mom buys all of store’s ‘indecent’ T-shirts

Judy Cox stands for a photograph holding a stack of T-shirts with what she believes are pornographic designs Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Orem, Utah. Cox purchased the entire stock of T-shirts for $567 from the PacSun store in Orem believing their display broke Orem’s decency...

Utah mom says shirts are ‘indecent,’ buys them all

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mother upset about “indecent” T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one. Judy Cox and her 18-year-old son were shopping Saturday at the University Mall in...
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Soldiers mugging around empty casket sparks furor

This photo posted to the instagram account belonging to Spc. Terry Harrison shows a dozen soldiers clowning around a casket draped in a flag at a National Guard training facility in Arkansas. The Wisconsin National Guard on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 announced that it had suspended...

On Deck: Sectional girls basketball opens tonight

There’s a big day of tournament action set for today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier. The Findlay High School hockey team will be in action tonight as the Trojans take on Toledo St. Francis in a district semifinal game at...
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After new storm, a warm-up (finally!) is in sight

Workers take a lunch break from shoveling snow near the Statehouse in Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Trenton, N.J., after a quick-moving storm brought several inches of snow as well as rare “thundersnow” to parts of the winter-weary East Coast. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)...
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With kids grown, Washington wants more stage roles

AP Photo/Charles Sykes NEW YORK (AP) — Now that his children are grown, you can expect to see a lot more of Denzel Washington on Broadway. The Tony- and Oscar-winning actor, who is set to portray Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin...
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Rangers’ Yu Darvish jokes about Tanaka contract

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn’t showing. The Texas Rangers ace was even in a joking mood Tuesday at spring training. Darvish wisecracked that the New York...