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Threat to Bergdahl led to US action, officials say

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, confers with Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., as they join other senators for a closed-door briefing with intelligence officials about the Obama administration’s decision to swap five members of the Taliban for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, at...

Sex-abuse lawsuit dropped against ex-TV executive

HONOLULU (AP) — A former aspiring actor and model has withdrawn his lawsuit alleging a former TV executive sexually abused him during trips to Hawaii in 1999. Attorneys for Michael Egan III filed papers Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu voluntarily dismissing...
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Myriad factors make winning Triple Crown so tough

California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado in the saddle, gallops in the rain at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, NY., Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado in the saddle, gallops in the rain at Belmont...

Soldier’s Idaho hometown accustomed to attention

Flags and balloons marking the release from captivity of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl adorn the sidewalk outside a shop in the soldier’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The exchange for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo and the still-murky circumstances of...
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GM ousts 15 employees over ignition-switch scandal

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses employees at the automaker’s vehicle engineering center in Warren, Mich., Thursday, June 5, 2014. Barra said 15 employees have been fired and five others have been disciplined over the company’s failure to disclose a defect with...

2012 champ Sharapova awaits Halep in French final

Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts shortly before defeating Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Sharapova won 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. (AP Photo/Darko...

Crews cleaning Blanchard River working toward Hancock County

Crews working to clean the Blanchard River are working their way towards Hancock County. Hancock County’s commissioners received an update on the Blanchard River Stream Enhancement Project at today’s regular meeting. In May, Tawa Tree Service, of Ottawa, cleared 13 miles of...

Governor signs two bills sponsored by Hite

Two separate bills sponsored by State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, concerning agricultural pollution and establishing a state “Meningitis Awareness Day”, were signed into law today by Gov. John Kasich. Kasich signed Senate Bill 150, which provides standards to ensure...

Gas leak shuts down intersection near BGSU

A gas line leak has shut down the intersection of East Wooster Street and Manville Avenue in Bowling Green, on the southwest corner of Bowling Green State University, according to media reports. Several nearby businesses have been closed and evacuated due to the leak. No injuries...
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Safety board faults key device in BP oil spill

In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 12:23 a.m. EDT, Saturday Sept. 4, 2010 Aug. 3, 2010 shows the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico being raised to the surface. The last-ditch safety device that didn’t stop the 2010...