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Judge sets hearing in ‘X-Men’ director abuse case

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii will consider whether to throw out a sex abuse lawsuit against “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer after his attorneys presented information that neither the filmmaker nor his accuser were in the state at the time....

Adorable bear cub charms police in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in southern Oregon held an unlikely suspect overnight: an adorable black bear cub. Myrtle Creek Police Chief Don Brown says a teen boy and his parents dropped off the cub in a large plastic storage bin at the police station Monday. The teen...

EPA reaches deal with Duke to clean river coal ash

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray...

Kiwi DNA link spurs rethink of flightless birds

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Research linking New Zealand’s diminutive kiwi with a giant extinct bird from Africa is prompting scientists to rethink how flightless birds evolved. A report published Friday in the journal Science says DNA testing indicates the...

Decomposed Human Body Part Found At Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say homicide detectives were sent to a Columbus rooming house after a badly decomposed human body part was found at the property west of downtown. A Columbus police spokeswoman says the owner and a maintenance person were at the house...

Las Vegas, Cincinnati Drop Out For GOP Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luck has run out for Las Vegas’ push to bring the Republican Party’s next presidential nominating convention to Sin City. Cincinnati also has withdrawn from the list of possible hosts. The remaining potential sites are Dallas, Denver, Cleveland, and...

2 Ohio School Officials Get Prison In Theft Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former school superintendent to a year in prison on charges that he and another official took bribes from the operator of a childcare center renting space from their suburban Cleveland school district. Fifty-two-year-old Robert Moore was...

Bengals Sign Alabama QB McCarron

CINCINNATI (AP) — Alabama star quarterback A.J. McCarron signed Thursday with the Cincinnati Bengals. A fifth-round selection, McCarron led the Crimson Tide to two national championships, setting several school passing records. But his arm strength was questioned by many pro...

Cleveland Only Ohio City In Bid For GOP Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland remains the only Ohio city in contention to host the Republican National Convention in 2016, after Cincinnati formally withdrew its bid. The Republican National Committee made the announcement Thursday, paring down its list from six to four. The other...

Frontier League

___ Lake Erie 12, Windy City 4 Florence 1, Traverse City 0, 3 innings, comp. of susp. game Traverse City at Florence, 6:35 p.m. Road at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Rockford at Evansville, 7:35 p.m. River City at Normal, 8 p.m. Joliet at Gateway, 8:05 p.m. Schaumburg at Southern...