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Court overturns Los Angeles ban on living in cars

FILE – This June 4, 2008 photo shows Darlene Knoll, 53, resting in the sleeping area of the battered 1978 motor home where she lives in Los Angeles. A federal appeals court on Thursday, June 19, 2014, struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law that bars people from living in...

2 Columbus Grove residents hurt in crash

COLUMBUS GROVE — Two Columbus Grove residents were hurt in a traffic crash at 12:56 p.m. Thursday about three miles south of Columbus Grove. Karl S. Stechschulte, 81, and Blanche T. Stechschulte, 80, both of Columbus Grove, were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, after the...

NCAA president: Pay could destroy college sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon...
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Judge rejects Shelly Sterling bid for injunction

FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers’ NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Shelly Sterling’s attorneys have asked a court on Thursday...

Part of Zimmerman defamation lawsuit dismissed

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Part of a lawsuit against NBC Universal that claims the television network defamed George Zimmerman in a 2012 broadcast was thrown out by a Florida judge Thursday, putting the entire litigation in jeopardy. Zimmerman’s attorneys waited too long...
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Lewis takes early lead at Pinehurst with a 67

Stacy Lewis prepares to hit on the 14th hole during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Stacy Lewis prepares to hit on the 14th hole during the first round of the U.S. Women’s...

DC to suspend test scores in teacher evaluations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced Thursday that it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards....
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CDC lab workers might have been exposed to anthrax

FILE – This undated file electronmicrograph from the official U.S. Department of Defense anthrax information Web Site shows Bacillus anthracis vegetative cells in a monkey spleen. Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacteria Bacillus anthracis. The...

Court overturns city law that bars living in cars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law that bars people from living in parked vehicles, saying the vaguely written statute discriminates against the homeless and poor. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th...

US revamps screening of migrant kid sponsors

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The federal government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates that skipping the screening could put children at...