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Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

Neighbors of Palestinian Hamas leader, Mahmoud Zahar, sit outside their homes following an early morning Israeli missile strike that destroyed Zahar’s house in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Israel on Wednesday intensified air attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza...

Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Coast Guard admiral was named Wednesday as the first U.S. special representative for Arctic issues, overseeing American policy in the icy region that is becoming a global focus for economic opportunities and security concerns. In a statement,...
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Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood

FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch speaks during a forum on The Economics and Politics of Immigration in Boston. Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 said Time Warner has rejected an offer it made...

US stocks rise in midday trading on earnings news

U.S. financial markets drifted higher in midday trading Wednesday, paring back some or their gains earlier in the day. Investors cheered the latest batch of company earnings and drove up shares in Time Warner on news that it received a takeover bid from Twenty-First Century Fox....

Ohio Governor’s Race Ads Pitched At Working Class

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Working-class Ohioans: The candidates for Ohio governor want you. If the airwaves are any indication, scoring support among the blue-collar and union workers around the state seems to be key to the fall election that pits Republican Gov. John Kasich against...

Feds investigating union’s complaint about Chinese tires

Federal officials are investigating a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. workers that Chinese tire makers have unfairly stolen U.S. customers. The case could take a year to resolve. It could result in the Commerce Department imposing a tariff on Chinese tire...

Trial Postponed For Alleged Killer Of 3 Ohio Women

CLEVELAND (AP) — The trial of a sex offender charged with killing three women in Cleveland has been pushed back to November. Court records show that a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge granted Michael Madison’s request for a continuance on Tuesday. The trial was...

Ohio Man Faces Life Sentence For Killing Mother

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old central Ohio man is facing life in prison after a jury convicted him of murder in the stabbing death of his mother last year. Robert L. Lindsey IV told the jury he fatally stabbed 41-year-old Latonia Banner in self-defense. But the jury in...

Democrat FitzGerald Launches 1st Ad For Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial Ed FitzGerald has begun airing his first television ad. The 30-second spot titled “Promise” is airing on Cleveland and Columbus broadcast stations and cable stations statewide. FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga...

Coroner: Ohio Fishermen Drowned In Pond

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A county coroner says a father and son found dead over the weekend in a northeast Ohio pond accidentally drowned. The ruling from the Trumbull County coroner came Tuesday in the deaths of 48-year-old Anthony Harris Sr. and 20-year-old Anthony Harris Jr., both...