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Kim wins short program, Lipnitskaia falls to 5th

AP Photo/Darron Cummings SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea won the short program at the Sochi Olympics, and Russia’s 15-year-old sensation Julia Lipnitskaia fell. Kim overcame a serious case of nerves Wednesday to score 74.92 points,...
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Kim wins short program, Lipnitskaia falls to 5th

AP Photo/Darron Cummings SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea won the short program at the Sochi Olympics, and Russia’s 15-year-old sensation Julia Lipnitskaia fell. Kim overcame a serious case of nerves Wednesday to score 74.92 points,...

Putnam County man denies numerous sex offense charges

OTTAWA — The Gilboa man charged with human trafficking pleaded not guilty today to another 21 counts of child pornography. Bond was continued at $100,000 for Gary L. Badertscher, 53, after his hearing in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. The Putnam County grand jury last week...
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Downside of low inflation: A weaker global economy

AP Photo/Elise Amendola WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Great Recession ended 4 1/2 years ago, Americans have struggled with high unemployment, static pay and a slow economy. Yet they’ve had one thing in their favor: low inflation. Well, hold the applause. It might be...
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NBC’s Hughes stays home to explain skating

AP Photo/Brad Barket STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC has built a formidable team of former ice champions to talk about current ones in Sochi, but left one back in the United States to try something new. Sarah Hughes, the 2002 figure skating gold medalist, co-hosts a daily...
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US tops Czechs 5-1, moves to Olympic hockey semis

AP Photo/Matt Slocum SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time. The U.S. will...

Fed minutes point to continued paring of stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate as long as the economy keeps improving. Officials discussed the need to stress to investors that the Fed’s key short-term...
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Review: ‘In Secret’ is a taxing tale of betrayal

AP Photo/Phil Bray There have been many stage and screen adaptations of “Therese Raquin,” Emile Zola’s 1867 novel about love and betrayal. Perhaps most notable was filmmaker Marcel Carne’s 1953 version, “The Adultress,” starring Simone Signoret...

Fight lawsuit tossed against Nick Saban’s daughter

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s daughter by her sorority sister after a fight. Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge James H. Roberts Jr. ruled Wednesday that Kristen Saban was justified in using...

Google aims to provide broadband in 34 more cities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansion aimed at providing formidable competition to cable and telecommunication providers. The cities on Google’s list...