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House backs bill to delay health care penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted for a one-year delay in the penalty that people would have to pay if they fail to sign up for health insurance. It was the 50th time that Republicans have forced a vote to repeal, gut or change the law championed by President Barack...

Coal firm to pay record fine for water pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday. The...

Findlay is No. 4 community for job growth, according to magazine

Findlay ranked fourth in the nation in 2013 among 576 peers for plant upgrades and job additions, according to Site Selection magazine. Growth at Whirlpool Corp., Nissin Brake, Centrex Plastics and others made Findlay the No. 4 micropolitan community for new and expanding...
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Ukraine beats US 2-0 in soccer exhibition

Yevhen Konoplianka, left, of Ukraine controls the ball with Alejandro Bedoya of U.S. during an international friendly match at Antonis Papadopoulos stadium in southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The Ukrainians are facing the United States in a friendly on...
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Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy

From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, talk together during a break of a meeting at the Elysee Palace in...
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Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto rock Prada’s show

Actresses Lupita Nyong’o, left, and Elizabeth Olsen attend Miu Miu’s ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Thomas Adamson) Actresses Lupita Nyong’o, left, and Elizabeth Olsen attend Miu...

Hite gives emotional speech at Kiwanis luncheon

When state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, stepped to the podium at the Kiwanis Club luncheon today, he sounded every bit the politician with an election to win. He even plunked out a chorus of “Happy Birthday” on the piano at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, much to the delight...
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AP Source: 10-second rule withdrawn by committee

New Washington head football coach Chris Petersen, right, gives directions to his team on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) New Washington head football coach Chris Petersen, right, gives...
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Sports spotlight back on Sochi amid Crimea crisis

Performers create the Olympic rings during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) Performers create the Olympic rings during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in...
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Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, shakes hands with supporters before the screening of the television documentary “Israel: The Royal Tour” at Paramount Studios on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. Netanyahu flew Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to...