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AP NewsBreak: Speed to blame for Walker crash

FILE – In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie “Fast and Furious 5,” in Rome. Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a city street and...

Russian rocket blasts off for space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A rocket carrying a Russian-American crew to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz booster rocket lifted off as scheduled at 3:17 a.m local time Wednesday (2117 GMT...

Funeral held for L’Wren Scott in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small and private funeral service was held for designer L’Wren Scott in Los Angeles Tuesday. A representative for Mick Jagger says “a small private gathering of family and close friends” attended the service at Hollywood Forever...

Kerry races against deadlines for Mideast peace

ROME (AP) — Hoping to salvage foundering Mideast peace negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is interrupting a trip to Europe with President Barack Obama to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to stick with the talks beyond an April deadline. The meetings...

Hancock County unemployment rate falls in February

Hancock County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in February from 5.7 percent a month earlier, the state reported. It was tied for fifth-lowest among Ohio’s 88 counties with Union County, south of Hardin and Marion counties. The reduced jobless rate was a result of 100 more...
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Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks’ 15-year streak

FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke throws during spring training baseball practice in Glendale, Ariz. Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball’s payroll...

Pharmacists Urged Not To Assist US Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Human rights groups are urging the American Pharmacists Association to ban members from assisting in executions. The groups include Amnesty International, the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union. They are targeting the use of so-called compounded...

Pharmacists Urged Not To Assist US Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Human rights groups are urging the American Pharmacists Association to ban members from assisting in executions. The groups include Amnesty International, the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union. They are targeting the use of so-called compounded...
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No verdict yet in al-Qaida spokesman’s terror case

FILE – In this undated image made from video and provided by by Al-Jazeera, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is shown. Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and spokesman still maintains that there was justification for the September 11, 2001 attacks orchestrated by al-Qaida upon the...
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Patrick Dempsey’s mother dies of cancer at age 79

FILE – This Oct. 8, 2011 file photo shows actor Patrick Dempsey participating in the Survivor Walk with his mother, Amanda, right, in Lewiston, Maine, on the first day of the Dempsey Challenge. Amanda Dempsey, who inspired her son, actor Patrick Dempsey, to help create a...