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Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy

In this April 15, 2014 photo, Anthony Zingale wires blender motors at the Vitamix manufacturing facility in Strongsville, Ohio. A measure of the U.S. economy’s health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused...

Powdered alcohols don’t have approvals

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. A product called “Palcohol” gained widespread media attention in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered...
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Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

This photo shows drugs, money, guns and other illegal items that were seized when Lower Merion Police broke up a drug distribution ring during a new conference in Montgomery County, Pa, Monday, April 21, 2014. Montgomery County prosecutors identified Neil Scott as one of the...

North Baltimore to hire superintendent Tuesday

NORTH BALTIMORE — The North Baltimore school board is scheduled to hire a new superintendent Tuesday night. On the board’s agenda is a motion to consider hiring Ryan Delaney, who is currently superintendent for the Claymont school district in Tuscarawas County. North Baltimore...

Mom Pleads Guilty In McDonald’s Play Area Overdose

CINCINNATI (AP) — A mother who police say overdosed on heroin with her boyfriend at a McDonald’s play area near Cincinnati has pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Tamica (tuh-MEE’-kuh) Jeffers pleaded guilty Monday in Hamilton County court after reaching a plea...
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Bulls’ Noah the Defensive Player of the Year

FILE – In this April 4, 2014 file photo, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) defends against Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the situation says that Noah is the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year....
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Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

FILE – In this March 31, 2014 file photo, a screen shows a countdown for the deadline to sign up for health insurance during an enrollment event in Commerce, Calif. Despite recently announced federal figures showing 8 million Americans signing up for subsidized private...
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As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

FILE – This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo shows Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, young men and women joined the military to fight through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and the dusty...

UAW drops appeal of defeat in Volkswagen vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should put pressure on Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the German automaker is...

Interstates Reopen Near Ohio-Michigan State Line

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Toledo have reopened two interstate highways near the Ohio-Michigan state line that were shut down because of a suspicious item along the roadway. Police say the item was determined to be safe. They are allowing traffic to move again on...