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WITH VIDEO: 2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana. The women lay down on the tracks as the train went over them and survived the July 10...
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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Graphic shows AP-GfK poll on immigration approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; Graphic shows AP-GfK poll on immigration approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing...

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama’s health care program website last fall, officials told The...

Marathon Petroleum announces dividend increase

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors have declared a dividend of $0.50 per share on common stock, a 19 percent increase in its quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on Sept. 10 to shareholders of record as of the close of business Aug. 20. “This is the...

UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted

A boil water advisory has been lifted for several businesses near the intersection of Tiffin Avenue and Bright Road. The advisory had been in effect since Wednesday afternoon.  
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Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

Broadcaster Vin Scully, left, embraces his wife, Sandi, at Dodger Stadium during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers announced that Scully will remain with the team for the 2015 season. (AP...

‘Out of nowhere’: Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the...
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GREAT NEWS! The W&LE Station at Kent will be Saved!

Milepost 857 You may recall a few posts back, I commented on the ongoing saga of the W&LE Railroad station in Kent, Ohio, and how it was being threatened with demolition. Well, just a few days ago, I received word that it has been purchased and is being moved to a new...
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Peterson says he’s got 5-year, $70 million deal

Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson (21) runs drills during an NFL football training camp, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson (21) runs drills during an NFL football training camp, Monday, July 28, 2014,...

Hard lesson

There is much to be learned from the case of the Riverdale School kindergarten teacher whose teaching career all but ended when she was caught physically confronting a 6-year-old student in a school hallway in May. What happened then may never have come to light had the...