Harsh Ohio Winter Damages Wine Industry

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio winemakers will ask for federal aid to help them recover after the harsh winter that all but wiped out many varieties of grapes. A winter damage survey report from Ohio State University viticultural researchers says the extreme subzero temperatures...
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WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama salutes new citizens

An American flag is presented with South Korean national flags during a bilateral meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea, as gesture to the families of the victims of...
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CHP probes school bus accident that injured 12

Firefighters extricate the driver from the front of a school bus that crashed, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Three of the injured, the driver and two of the children, were taken to hospitals in critical condition after the crash, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said....

Hite’s campaign spending dwarfs opponents

The campaign spending of state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, on the May 6 Republican primary election dwarfs that of both his challengers. Hite is opposed by Corey Shankleton, of Kunkle, and Milo Schaffner, of Van Wert. According to pre-election finance reports filed this week with...

MTV finds wild crowd in Alaska

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says its upcoming series “Slednecks” about a wild group of young people in Alaska isn’t “Buckwild” on ice. The production company that made “Buckwild” is behind “Slednecks,” too. Clips of the new...

Your choice: fixed or adjustable-rate mortgage?

Adjustable-rate mortgages got a bad rap after the housing bust. Many homebuyers used the low initial interest rates on adjustable loans to keep payments low, but weren’t able to afford to pay their mortgage when the loans reset to a much higher rate a few years later. In...

Prom-date denial investigated in school killing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police took a teenage boy into custody and are investigating whether the attack stemmed from her turning down an invitation to be his prom date. Emergency...
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25 killed at Iraq campaign rally for Shiite group

This image made from video shows a car bomb at the moment of impact, one in a series of bombs that exploded Friday, April 25, 2014 at a campaign rally for a Shiite group in Baghdad, Iraq, ahead of the country’s parliamentary election. The blasts killed and wounded dozens,...
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SKorea: We mismatched bodies from ferry disaster

A TV screen shows U.S. President Barack Obama paying a silent tribute for the victims of South Korea’s sunken ferry Sewol during a summit meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye as relatives of victims looks on at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April...
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Obama: May be time for more North Korea sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 25, 2014. Obama, continuing his four-nation Asia trip which began in Japan, is expected to underscore warnings against North Korean nuclear...