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Union question looms as Northwestern practices

Northwestern’s football team participates in an NCAA college spring football practice Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Evanston, Ill. After spring break, Northwestern resumed spring football practices with a huge issue that could change the college sports landscape hanging over...
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S&P 500 at record high on manufacturing pickup

Trader Daniel Trimble, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, March 28, 2014. After two days of declines, stocks were moving higher in early trading Friday following news that U.S. consumer spending rose the most in three months in February. (AP...

Obama lauds health care sign-ups of over 7 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverage by Monday’s midnight deadline. He’s praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall. Obama says the law has not fixed the...

Convicted Ohio Amish Leader Continues Appeal

CINCINNATI (AP) — The ringleader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women convicted of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing that government prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence. In a court filing Monday,...

Marquette hires Duke’s ‘Wojo’ as next hoop coach

Marquette has picked Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as its next men’s basketball coach. The school announced its hiring of the 37-year-old Wojciechowski on Tuesday. University President-Elect Michael Lovell said in a statement that Wojciechowski has “led under one...
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Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

General Motors CEO Mary Barra pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Barra about safety defects and mishandled...

Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Samsung attorneys say patents that Apple claims in a lawsuit were infringed are part of the Android software package developed by Google engineers. Samsung attorney Peter Quinn told jurors in his opening statement Tuesday that Apple is a great...

Ohio Senate To Vote On Deal To Let Tesla Sell Cars

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio senators plan to vote on a bill that would let electric car maker Tesla Motors operate three dealerships in the state. The vote comes after Ohio auto dealers struck a compromise to allow California-based Tesla to sell its electric cars at existing...

Stray Dog’s Leg Amputated After Shooting In Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio have are looking for a man suspected of shooting a German shepherd whose front leg had to be amputated. The stray dog was found last week in a Toledo neighborhood with a bullet wound in her leg. The dog’s leg had to be amputated...

Report: 4 Sentenced To Death In Ohio In 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual report on capital punishment in Ohio says four people were condemned to die last year, bringing the total number under Ohio’s 1981 law to 320 death sentences. The report by Attorney General Mike DeWine says 52 inmates have been executed, 18...