Man Gets 7 Years In Ohio Poker Chip Robbery

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after admitting his role in the January home-invasion robbery of a professional poker player. Police in Canton said 25-year-old Christopher Lucius and another man broke into the home and stole...

Ohio City May Reactivate Sirens After Tornado

BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio community where a tornado touched down this week will consider reactivating its tornado warning sirens. A councilman in Brunswick, in Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) County south of Cleveland, says he plans to discuss the issue of the...
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Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez uses his cell phone at a hotel in Natal, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Suarez bit Italian player Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s game with Italy on Tuesday, which could lead to Suarez being kicked out of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Hassan...
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Federal appeals court: Gays have right to marry

From left, Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen kiss accompanied by fellow plaintiffs Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge at a news conference outside their lawyer’s office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled that states...

Asia stocks gain on hopes of US bounce after GDP

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday, tracing gains on Wall Street, where shares shrugged off a poor quarterly economic report as a blip and instead factored in rebounding growth even as policymakers maintain ultralow interest rates. Investors were unfazed by the...

Global oil under $114 as Iraq supply worries ease

The price of global crude dipped under $114 Thursday as fears diminished somewhat over supply disruptions from Iraq while U.S. oil extended gains on looser U.S. export controls. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose 25 cents per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
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Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

From left, plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen, Kate Call, Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, five of the six people who brought the lawsuit against the Utah’s gay marriage ban, stand together at a news conference outside their lawyer’s office Wednesday, June 25,...
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It’s a wrap for Alaska troopers reality show

Buy AP Photo Reprints ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It’s a wrap for the Alaska State Troopers’ reality show. The agency’s director, Col. James Cockrell, has let Alaska Department of Public Safety employees know by email that the state has decided not to...
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State leaders want feds to stop child immigration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks about the tour that she and Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson took of the US Customs and Border Protection facility in Nogales, Ariz., Wednesday, June 25, 2014. They saw for themselves the large number of unaccompanied children who have...
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S. Korea’s No. 2 to stay on after others pull out

In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014 photo, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won arrives to attend a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has decided to retain the...