Courts Fight Heroin Scourge With Drug Injections

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The twice-arrested heroin user listened nervously as the judge reviewed her record, then offered a deal he thinks could save her life. “You’re not a criminal, you’re an addict,” Judge Robert Peeler told Cynthia Fugate. “Something...
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AP IMPACT: VA falls short on female medical issues

In this June 18, 2014 photo, Army Sgt. LaQuisha Gallmon holds her 2-month-old Abbagayle Gallmon while at her home in Greenville, S.C. Gallmon said that her local VA office had authorized her to see a private physician during her pregnancy, so she went to an emergency room after...

Winners Announced In Hampton Beach Competition

HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (AP) — A six-time contestant finally captured first place at the 14th annual Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Competition. Guy-Oliver Deveau of Quebec will go home with top honors and the $3,000 prize for his elaborate sand sculpture inspired by the movie...

Nominations Sought For Ohio Veterans Hall Of Fame

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials with the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame say time is running out to nominate veterans for the hall’s 2014 class. The director of Ohio’s Department of Veterans Services says the deadline is June 30 for nominations to the hall honoring...

Ohio Man, 82, Accused Of Flying Kite While Naked

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeastern Ohio say an 82-year-old man was cited for flying a kite while he was naked. Officers say they received calls earlier this week about a bald man without any clothes who was flying a kite at the Summit County Fairgrounds. Police say the...
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BRAZIL BEAT: Good luck, Landon! Oops, never mind

Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session of Portugal in Campinas, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. Portugal plays in group G of the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session of Portugal...
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US pressing Egypt to adopt more moderate policies

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry touches his brow during a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry following his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) U.S. Secretary of...
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Del Bosque criticizes Spanish players’ attitudes

Spain’s head coach Vicente del Bosque looks on during a press conference at the Atletico Paranaense training center in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. Spain will play in group B of the Brazil 2014 World Cup. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Spain’s head coach...

Ohio To Award State Funds To Local Park Projects

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources says it will award $3.9 million to local park projects across the state. The department is accepting applications for grants to help local communities with those projects. The funding through the state NatureWorks...