Court: Ohio Man’s Excessive Force Suit Can Proceed

CINCINNATI (AP) — An excessive force lawsuit has been revived against a southwest Ohio sheriff’s deputy accused of slamming a handcuffed inmate’s head into a wall so hard it caused whiplash. The Wednesday decision by the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati...

Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students’ mothers and fathers. The local teachers union called the work stoppage on Wednesday to draw attention to...
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Sandusky son talks of father’s bedtime ‘ritual’

This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN on Thursday, July 17. The network says Matt Sandusky describes grooming,...

US stocks close higher; Time Warner soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher following strong earnings results and deal news from big U.S. companies. The gains pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record high close this month. The Dow rose 77 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,138 Wednesday,...
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Apple may refund $400M in digital book settlement

FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company’s store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company...
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Funerals being held for slain family near Houston

One of six caskets is moved into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a funeral service for members of the Stay family Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Houston. Slaying victims Stephen Stay, 39, his 34-year-old wife, Katie, and their four youngest children were shot to...
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Best of Brazilian music coming to New York City

This undated image released by Brasil Summerfest shows Lenine who will perform at the fourth annual Brasil Summerfest in New York. Beginning Friday, July 18, nearly 20 acts representing a cross section of Brazilian popular music will play at venues across the city. (AP...
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Jason Mraz to tour 5 New York boroughs in Sept.

FILE – This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows singer Jason Mraz at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Mraz announced Wednesday, July 16, 2014, he would tour the five boroughs of New York in September. Mraz said at a conference at the Empire...
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Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

A woman cries as Palestinians flee their homes in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as...