Arizona Man Accepts Father’s WWII Purple Heart

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An Arizona man whose father was killed during World War II fighting on the island of Iwo Jima has accepted the Purple Heart medal on his father’s behalf during a Vermont ceremony. Harold Andreason, of Phoenix, was presented with his father’s...

Arena Football Playoff Glance

Spokane at San Jose, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Portland at Arizona, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Orlando, 2 p.m. Portland-Arizona winner vs. Spokane-San Jose winner Philadelphia-Cleveland winner vs. Pittsburgh-Orlando winner American champion vs. National champion, 8 p.m.

Sergio Garcia Shoots 61 To Take Firestone Lead

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia has tied the course record at Firestone by closing with seven straight birdies for a 9-under 61. The record-tying round Friday gave Garcia a three-shot lead over Justin Rose going into the weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational. The Spaniard...

Turnpike Director To Lead Ohio Health Department

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has tapped the state’s turnpike commission director to lead the Department of Health. Kasich says Rick Hodges, a former state lawmaker with experience as a health care manager, has proven management ability to lead the department....

Fired Ohio Band Head’s Backers Sets Up Legal Fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Friends of fired Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters, who’s accused of failing to stop salacious behavior among band members, have established a legal assistance fund to help him tell his side of the story. The university fired...

Fire damages McComb church

McCOMB — Officials are investigating what caused a Friday fire that damaged an empty McComb church. The McComb fire station is nearby, and firefighters noticed smoke coming from the McComb United Methodist Church, 204 High St., about 5:40 p.m., McComb Fire Chief Mike Voland said....
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Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

Palestinian children wounded in Israeli shelling are treated in a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba) Palestinian children wounded in Israeli shelling are treated in a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug....
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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

In this image taken from video, U.S. citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle speakd at an undisclosed location in North Korea Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Two Americans, Fowle and Matthew Todd Miller, charged with “anti-state†crimes in North Korea say in a video that they expect to...

Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday. Records released to Wood’s attorneys show he was...

Tour refutes report Johnson suspended

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour is refuting a report that Dustin Johnson has been suspended. Johnson said in a statement Thursday he was taking a leave of absence to seek professional help for “personal challenges” that brought an end to his season. Johnson...