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Ex-Texas mortician freed from prison early

Bernie Tiede smiles after a court hearing granting his release at the Panola County court house in Carthage, Texas, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The former mortician whose killing of a rich widow shook an East Texas town and later inspired a movie will soon go free, after the district...

Fox orders shows from Lee Daniels, Spielberg

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox says it’s ordering TV series from filmmakers Lee Daniels and Steven Spielberg for the 2014-15 schedule. Fox said Tuesday that Daniels, the director of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Precious,” is the writer,...
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Uruguay rule-signing launches marijuana market

A shopper looks at a T-shirt decorated with a marijuana leaf and the word ” Mujicannabis,” a combination of the president’s last name “Mujica” and cannabis, at a head shop in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Uruguay’s...

Browns Prepared To Sack Quarterback In Draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — For months, the Browns have analyzed college quarterbacks as if they were looking to buy a new house. They’ve inspected each thoroughly, measured them, timed them, interviewed them, checked and double-checked their backgrounds to find out if one can lift...

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Tops 320 Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 321 cases, with Madison County now added to the outbreak. The cases in Delaware, Franklin and Madison counties total about three-quarters of reported cases nationwide. The running total...

Ohio Elections Officials Report Steady Turnout

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio elections board officials are reporting light but steady turnout in primary voting especially in communities with contentious issues such as school levies. Franklin County Elections Board spokesman Ben Piscitelli (pihs-keh-TELL’-ee) says things...

FINAL UPDATE OF VOTING RESULTS HERE. Hite, Riegle win; all Hancock levies OK’d, except Van Buren.

Unofficial results from the  Hancock County Board of Elections and Ohio Secretary of State’s Office: — Hancock County commissioner, Republican primary:  FINAL. Phillip Riegle:  4,876.   NOMINATED. Steve Oman:  2,972. —  Ohio Senate, 1st District, Republican...

APNewsBreak: Deal for Bernanke book at least $1M

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, has a book deal worth at least $1 million, The Associated Press has learned. Bernanke’s agreement is with publisher W.W. Norton & Co. for a book that will cover his years at the Fed...
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Greek PM says won’t seek more bailout money

Presidential guards stand at the tomb of the unknown soldier in front of Greece’s Parliament as a rainbow appears after a rainfall in Athens on Monday, May 5, 2014. Greece will achieve better-than-expected budget figures in 2014 but unemployment will only decline slowly...
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Tank to float Concordia shifts

FILE — In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, men work on the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio. One of the tanks fastened to the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner to help prepare it for removal to land has shifted, Tuesday, may...