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Post-election reports: Oman outspent Riegle in GOP primary

Former Hancock County Commissioner Steve Oman outspent incumbent Commissioner Phillip Riegle in his bid for the GOP nomination in the May 6 Republican primary, according to post-election finance reports. The report shows that Oman spent $17,408 in the final days of the campaign,...

Paving work, repairs to continue on three Findlay streets

Work will continue Wednesday on three Findlay streets from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. South Main Street between Woodley Avenue and Beechmont Drive will have lane closures for paving. Sixth Street from South Main Street to South Blanchard Street, and from Amelia Avenue...

VP Biden: Iraq needs ‘urgent assistance,’ unity

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says that “Iraqis have to put together and hold together” to end increasing sectarian violence wracking the country as Sunni insurgents over-run key cities. Biden made the comments Tuesday during a stop in...
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Charges against Paul Simon, Edie Brickell dropped

FILE – In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Paul Simon, right, and his wife, Edie Brickell, make a brief appearance in Superior Court in Norwalk, Conn., for a disorderly conduct case about an April 26 argument inside a cottage on their New Canaan property. The couple had been...
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Benghazi suspect in US custody for 2012 attack

FILE – This Sept. 12, 2012 file photo shows glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Pentagon says a Libyan militant...

‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint aims for Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of Terrence McNally’s Broadway-bound revival of “It’s Only a Play” have added a little “Harry Potter” magic — Rupert Grint. Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Potter film franchise, will make his...
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Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

Iraqi men flash victory signs as they leave the main recruiting center to join the Iraqi army in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Hundreds of young Iraqi men gripped by religious and nationalistic fervor streamed...

UK says cyber-spies monitor Facebook, Google use

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain’s top counterterrorism official has said. In a witness statement...
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NBA Finals lead ABC to ratings win

Miami Heat forward LeBron James, bottom, shoots as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan defends during Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Andy Lyons, pool) Miami Heat forward LeBron James, bottom, shoots as San Antonio Spurs...
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Israel leader wants world pressure on Palestinians

Israeli soldiers search for three missing teenagers during a military operation in the West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by...