Kasich Signs Bill On Ohio-Kentucky Bridge Tolls

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has signed legislation to allow tolls on a new bridge over the Ohio River that will replace an overpass deemed “functionally obsolete.” Kasich signed the bill Wednesday at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium....

Ohio Justices: Payday Loans Legal Despite 2008 Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a victory for payday lenders, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a two-week loan to an Elyria man that imposed more than 235-percent interest is not prohibited under Ohio’s mortgage lending laws. In a unanimous decision, the court sent...
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Police: Shooter at Oregon school had assault rifle

This undated photo provided by Kaylah Ensign, shows 14-year-old Reynolds High School shooting victim Emilio Hoffman and his girlfriend Kaylah Ensign. A 15-year-old gunman who killed a student at an Oregon high school had an assault rifle, handgun and several magazines of...
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Israeli airstrike kills 1 in northern Gaza

Israeli border policeman and Palestinian protesters argue during a demonstration in support for dozens of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, outside Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. A day before the start of the World...
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Families remember US soldiers killed in airstrike

Aaron Toppen’s uncle Jeff Winter, right, and cousin Garrett, 13, comfort each other in Mokena, Ill., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Aaron Toppen was among five U.S. troops killed Monday during a friendly fire airstrike, family spokeswoman Jennie Swartz told The Associated Press...
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Al-Qaida breakaway pursuing an Islamic state

Militias of the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) deploy in an area in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein’s...
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Islamic gunmen push into Iraq’s Sunni heartland

Militias of the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) deploy in an area in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein’s...
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Driver pleads not guilty in Morgan crash

Kevin Roper leaves a court appearance Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in New Brunswick, N.J. Roper, a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in the wake of a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early...

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Raping, Killing Girl, 9

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to raping and killing a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin at the trailer park where they lived. Jerrod Metsker pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including aggravated murder. He was sentenced to life in prison...

Cavs Taking Close Look At Kansas Prospect Embiid

CLEVELAND (AP) — As they search for a new coach, the Cavaliers are taking a close look at an intriguing player. Kansas center Joel Embiid worked out Wednesday for the Cavs, who are trying to decide what to do with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA draft. The 7-foot...