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UN urges reinforcements for CAfrican Republic

A truck with men sitting on top of it, which is part of a convoy of over 100 vehicles of Muslims fleeing Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, turns around after MISCA troops, the African Union’s peacekeeping force currently being deployed in the...

Bailey Wanted Assurances Reds Committed To Winning

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Homer Bailey’s six-year, $105 million deal puts him in position to become a cornerstone of the Cincinnati Reds rotation for a long time. The right-hander with two no-hitters to his credit decided he wanted to stay with Cincinnati so long as the team...
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Drugs on Maersk ship where 2 ex-SEALs died

FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2009 file photo, crew members work aboard the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama after the ship docked in the harbour of Mombasa, in Kenya. Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 that two American security...

Storms Forecast For Ohio, Mississippi Valleys

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says a portion of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys could see strong winds and perhaps tornadoes Thursday afternoon. The Oklahoma-based forecasters warned there is a “moderate risk” of severe weather in an area from...
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Kiev protest violence kills scores

Paramedic look at the identification document of a killed anti-government protester, in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. A brief truce in Ukraine’s embattled capital failed Thursday, spiraling into fierce clashes between police and anti-government protesters....

Pair Of Election Bills Head To Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic Party chairman says he expects the organization to file a federal lawsuit over an absentee-ballot measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. State Rep. Chris Redfern, the party’s chairman, says Democrats believe...

Senate Dems Raise School, Tax Issues With Ohio Gov

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they’ll push Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) to include more preschool funding, expanded drug addiction services and a steeper tax hike on oil-and-gas drillers in his upcoming midterm budget. Senate...

25 charged in fraud involving home care in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five people were charged Thursday with obtaining at least $75 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia government, a series of cases that federal prosecutors said added up to the largest health-care fraud in the...

Ohio newspapers see setback for open public records

Two state Supreme Court decisions denying attorney fees to a woman who fought the city of South Euclid for public records represent major setbacks to the cause of open government in Ohio, the Ohio Newspaper Association said today. “This is an egregious case,” said...

Foundation awards $1M grants to several nonprofits

CHICAGO (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation has chosen seven nonprofits for grants of as much as $1 million to recognize their success and future potential in work ranging from promoting the rights of Nigerian women to researching anti-crime programs in Chicago, the...