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Australian Open champ Li 1st-round loser at French

France’s Kristina Mladenovic reacts as she defeats China’s Li Na during the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent) France’s Kristina Mladenovic reacts...
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New Mexico biofuel plant catches fire

In this handout photo provided by Miguel Favela, smoke rises from a fire at a biofuel facility near Anthony, N.M. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 prompting an evacuation of an area a half-mile around the plant, authorities said. Dona Ana County officials activated their emergency...
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Clowney, Watt on field for Texans

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt runs through drills during an NFL football minicamp, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt runs through drills during an NFL football minicamp, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in...
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French politics in disarray, except for far right

French far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen speaks at a meeting at their headquarters in Nanterre, west of Paris, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party shook France’s political landscape by coming out on top in...

Santa Barbara attacks prompt action from lawmakers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers say the state Legislature needs to do more to deter the type of violence that killed six young people over the weekend near the University of California, Santa Barbara. That includes statewide protocols for all law enforcement officers...

Ohio Lawmakers Examine Energy-target Proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative panel is taking another look at a bill delaying the phase-in of Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards. The contentious proposal addresses targets for how much energy Ohio utilities must generate from renewable sources, such as...

Bengals Sign RB Hill, DE Clarke

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals reached deals with running back Jeremy Hill and defensive end Will Clarke on Tuesday, leaving cornerback Darqueze Dennard as their only unsigned draft pick. Cincinnati took Hill in the second round out of LSU. He’s expected to get a chance to...

Fewer Killed On Ohio Roads Over Holiday Weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fewer people lost their lives on Ohio roadways over the Memorial Day weekend this year compared with 2013. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 13 people lost their lives during the Friday through Monday holiday weekend. That’s five fewer than last year....

$1.3M Bond For Suspect In Toledo Shooting Spree

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Toledo man is being held on a $1.3 million bond on charges that he shot into a large crowd and killed one person and wounded three others. Police first thought the shooting Sunday afternoon was gang-related. But investigators now tell The Blade newspaper...

Justices Quiz Both Sides On Threat Records Access

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has forcefully questioned lawyers on both sides of a dispute over the state’s decision to withhold records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) from a political blogger. Lawyers for Plunderbund...