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Workers occupy Paris opera in protest

PARIS (AP) — Union members have occupied Paris’ Opera Garnier in a protest over proposed changes to labor rules for theater workers. Paris police said no arrests have been made and no violence reported in the ongoing protest Thursday. The opera house warned...

Firing of officer who shared Rihanna photo upheld

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has upheld the firing of a former Los Angeles police officer who improperly took a photo of Rihanna’s battered face that eventually ended up on celebrity website TMZ. Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin issued a ruling Thursday saying that the...
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Police to release new Kurt Cobain photo

FILE – In this 1993 file photo, lead singer of Nirvana Kurt Cobain is photographed. Seattle police in April 2014, plan to release new photographs discovered during a re-examination of the death of Nirvana’s Cobain. Cobain, who was 27 when he died. (AP Photo/Mark...
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Police to release new Kurt Cobain photo

FILE – In this 1993 file photo, lead singer of Nirvana Kurt Cobain is photographed. Seattle police in April 2014, plan to release new photographs discovered during a re-examination of the death of Nirvana’s Cobain. Cobain, who was 27 when he died. (AP Photo/Mark...

Strong demand helps Nike 3Q beat Wall Street view

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike said strong global demand for its athletic goods helped third-quarter net income beat Wall Street expectations as it readies for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Nike said results were hurt by the stronger dollar during the quarter. That can...
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Dodgers, Diamondbacks set for Sydney season opener

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, right, talks with former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell while the Dodgers train in Sydney, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers open the Major League Baseball regular season with games on...
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Echoes of Crimea keep Ukraine’s east rumbling

Pro Russian activists block a road with car tires near the armory Ukrainian army to prevent the export of arms and ammunition in the village of Poraskoveyevka, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The disheveled men barricading the muddy lane leading into a military base in...

Pastor details run for Congress

Ohio’s 5th Congressional District deserves a fighter who will speak up for the middle class, one candidate for the job said Thursday. Robert Fry, 63, met with members of The Courier to discuss his efforts at unseating Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green. Fry said he would not be...

NE Ohio Worker Sentenced For Wastewater Dumping

CLEVELAND (AP) — An employee from a northeast Ohio wastewater company accused of violating the Clean Water Act has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service and three years of probation. Michael Guesman had previously pleaded guilty to illegally dumping brine and oil-based...

‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ Eyes North America Return

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs are ready to roar again across America — but they’re sporting a new look. “Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular” is coming back to the U.S. and Canada — its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour — and...