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Prosecutor Agues For Mercy For Condemned Killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death sentence of a man scheduled to die next month for killing a Cleveland produce vendor in a three-decade old robbery should be commuted to life without parole, a prosecutor said Monday while arguing the defendant is still guilty of the crime. The...

Blast Destroys Vacant Ohio Home, Damages Others

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating an explosion that destroyed a vacant home and affected more than 40 structures in southwest Ohio. The Dayton Fire Department says it’s looking into the cause of the blast that occurred at about 10:15 a.m. Monday. Two people...

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Private Prison Vendor Canned

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state lawmaker says the state prisons department should terminate its contract with a private food service operator after fining the company last week for repeatedly failing to meet promised staffing levels. Democratic state Rep. Matt Lundy said...

Bengals Exercise WR A.J. Green’s Option For 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have exercised a 2015 contract option for receiver A.J. Green, letting them turn their focus to an extension for quarterback Andy Dalton. Green was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft and was entering the final season on his deal. The...
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Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

A well-wisher holds flowers and an autobiography of Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as he waits outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay his respect to the beloved author, in Mexico City, Monday, April 21, 2014. Garcia Marquez died Thursday April 17,...

Main Cleveland Airport Plans $20M In Improvements

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s main airport is planning $20 million in upgrades, including renovations to the ticketing lobby, exterior of the terminal and baggage area. The Plain Dealer reports ( ) that work at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is expected to begin...

Mumps Outbreak Tops 250 Cases In Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has topped 250 cases. That’s more than half of the nation’s 438 reported cases last year. The total as of Monday was 253 cases of the contagious viral illness, with 153 of those linked...

NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury has heard a broadcast interview in which an Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy. The tape was played Monday in the second week of the trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa...

US Rules Against Mexico, Turkey In Steel Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s administration has sided with American steel producers in an international trade dispute, ruling imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices. Monday’s preliminary decision by the U.S....
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Mexican president to head homage to Garcia Marquez

A man reads a book by Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez as he waits in line to pay his respects to the author at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Monday, April 21, 2014. The ashes of Garcia Marquez were taken Monday to Mexico City’s majestic...