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High court loosens reins on big campaign donors

FILE – This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the...

US troubled by Iran’s choice of its UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. objected Wednesday to Iran’s anticipated selection of a former hostage-taker at the American Embassy in Tehran as its newest ambassador to the United Nations. But the Obama administration stopped short of saying it would refuse him a visa...
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Imprisoned spy may be key for Kerry on peace talks

Women hold portraits of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails during a rally calling for their release in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Arabic on the posters read, “Dean of prisoners, Karim Younis, 21 years in prison.” (AP Photo/Majdi...

Dad Who Fired Into Air, Killing Girl, Gets 6 Years

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty in the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter and has been sentenced to six years in prison. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Deandre Kelley was drunk on Jan. 12 when he fought with his longtime girlfriend and fired...

Ohio Bill Would Boost Hit-and-run Driver Penalties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House plans to consider a bill to increase penalties for drivers who fail to stop after accidents resulting in serious injury to a person or death. Under current law, motorists who leave the scene of an accident typically face a first-degree...

Ohio Father Pleads Guilty In Girl’s Shooting Death

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man has pleaded guilty in the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter and has been sentenced to six years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Deandre Kelley pleaded guilty to one count of reckless homicide in an emotional hearing Wednesday...
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Clowney believes he should be NFL’s top pick

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, center, talks during South Carolina’s pro day in Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain) South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, center, talks during South Carolina’s pro day in...

Willie Nelson’s armadillo returned after theft

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas resort in Henderson say the critter, named...
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New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic

Palestinians wave its flags and Fatah’s during a rally in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) Palestinians wave its flags and Fatah’s during a rally in support of...
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S&P 500 notches another record after hiring report

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The stock market opened higher Wednesday after a strong report on American manufacturing. The maker of the hit game “Candy Crush Saga” flopped in its market debut.(AP Photo/Richard...