REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Natural Gas Investor Spends $4.25 Billion On Shale

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Natural gas wildcatter Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP has invested $4.25 billion in lease holdings and drilling rights in four states. The properties are the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Utica shale in Ohio and the Marcellus...

Court: Ohio Toxicologist Not Liable In Murder Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court says an Ohio woman who served more than 20 years of a life sentence before her conviction was overturned can’t sue the toxicologist who lied during his testimony against her. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on...

NBC to argue for dismissal of Zimmerman lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The judge in George Zimmerman’s defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal is set to hear arguments on a request by the media company to dismiss the case. A hearing has been set for June 19. The case had been postponed pending the conclusion of...
off

Judge: Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 file photo, Casey Kasem accepts a radio icon award during the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. On Friday, June 6, 2014, Kasem was in critical condition with an infected bedsore at a Washington state hospital, as his daughter and wife...
off

Journalists killed in 2013 remembered at Newseum

A wall of photographs of journalists killed while reporting the news lines a wall during the rededication of the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, June 9, 2014. The memorial, which recognizes journalists killed while covering the news, added 10 names of...
off

Pakistani Taliban vows more violence after attack

Fire illuminates the sky above Karachi airport terminal where security forces are fighting with attackers Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked the terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed...
off

A look at the history of militancy in Pakistan

Pakistani security forces examine ammunition confiscated from attackers who stormed late Sunday the Jinnah International Airport, during their investigation in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 9, 2014. The Pakistani Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for a brazen five-hour...

AMA says cheerleading should be designated a sport

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Medical Association is putting its weight behind designating cheerleading as a sport. The nation’s largest doctors’ group adopted that as policy Monday at its annual meeting in Chicago. AMA members say cheerleading is as rigorous as...
off

5 things to know about Apple’s stock split

A shopper walks by an Apple store in Peabody, Mass., Monday, June 9, 2014. Apple’s resurgent stock may have as much to do with financial engineering as the company’s technological wizardry. In late April, the iPhone and iPad maker announced plans to split its stock...