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‘American Idol’ bringing back same judging panel

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, judges, from left, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. are seen during the panel of “American Idol” at the FOX Winter 2014 TCA, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. Lopez, Urban, and Connick Jr. will...

Magnitude-7.9 Alaska quake spawns small tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A strong earthquake near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands triggered a tsunami warning Monday, but only small waves measuring several inches hit coastal communities. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled all tsunami warnings late Monday...
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1942 Oscar auctioned in Rhode Island

This undated photo released by Briarbrook Auctions shows an Academy Award Oscar statue awarded for color art direction in 1942 to Joseph C. Wright for his work on “My Gal Sal.” The statuette is being auctioned in Rhode Island Monday evening, June 23, 2014, by...
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Slumping O’s slugger Davis benched vs White Sox

Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis reacts after striking out swinging to end the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Baltimore. Boston won 1-0. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis reacts after...

Propane Tank Explosion Injures 5 At NW Ohio Home

WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a propane tank exploded in the basement of a northwest Ohio home, leaving an owner seriously burned and four more people with lesser injuries. The explosion happened late Monday afternoon at a house in Wauseon (WAW’-see-ahn), about 30 miles...

Acid Spill Leads To Evacuations At College In Ohio

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Wright State University in southwestern Ohio says an accidental acid spill led officials to evacuate nine buildings and cancel some classes. The school near Dayton says acetic acid was spilled Monday morning in the basement of a campus building. The Dayton...

Reds 2B Phillips Out With Heel Injury

CHICAGO (AP) — Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is out of the starting lineup for Cincinnati’s game against the Chicago Cubs because of a bruised right heel. Manager Bryan Price says Phillips is day to day. Skip Schumaker got the start at second in the series opener at...

4 Indicted In String Of Northeast Ohio Robberies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four people have been indicted in a string of 19 armed robberies reported in the Cleveland area between May 2013 and March 2014, officials said. The four defendants, all from Cleveland, robbed bars, restaurants, pharmacies and stores in Cleveland and three of its...

Ohio Soldier Killed In Airstrike Recalled For Wit

BEAVER, Ohio (AP) — A southern Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan was known for his wit and ability to make any situation right, an Army official said at his funeral Monday in a school gymnasium lined with flowers and photos of the soldier. Army Spc. Justin Helton, of Beaver, was...
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Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of US

FILE – In this April 21, 2005 file photo, a model poses by a Honda’s CR-V at Auto Shanghai 2005 exhibition in Shanghai, China. Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could...