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Poll: Most Ohioans Glad To Have LeBron James Back

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new poll says Ohioans by a wide margin forgive LeBron James for leaving for the Miami Heat in 2010 and overwhelmingly approve of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to sign him to a two-year contract. The poll released Monday by Quinnipiac...

Historical marker for Cincinnati house to be unveiled

CINCINNATI (AP) — A historical marker will serve as a reminder of a famed Cincinnati home that has been demolished, and an auction of its contents is also planned this month. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Ohio Historical Marker honoring James N. Gamble’s...
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Son: Mother’s Ebola should spark push for cure

Jeremy Writebol holds a photograph of his mother and father before an interview with a reporter in Wichita, Kan., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Jeremy is the son of Nancy Writebol, a missionary stricken with Ebola. Nancy Writebol is expected to fly Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment,...
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Hurricane Bertha unlikely to make landfall in US

A woman looks over the seaside wall of the 16th century Spanish fort El Morro, under cloudy skies in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Bertha pushed just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds across the region. (AP...
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McIlroy on top of the world again

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with the championship trophy after winning the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. McIlroy won with a final round 66 to beat Sergio Garcia by two strokes. (AP Photo/Phil Long) Rory McIlroy, of...

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban In Northwest Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — TOLEDO, Ohio — The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, has lifted a water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Mayor D. Michael Collins says Monday that the Lake Erie drinking water is safe and that the...

Experts Will Testify In Fracking Case Sentencing

CLEVELAND (AP) — Testimony of several experts are expected highlight a sentencing hearing for the owner of a northeast Ohio oil and gas drilling company accused of dumping large amounts of toxic brine down a storm sewer and into a creek that feeds the Mahoning River. Federal...
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Crews clear mudslides caused by California storms

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — About 2,500 people were stranded early Monday after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while one person was found dead in a flooded creek, authorities said. Mud, rocks and debris several feet deep blocked roads in the...
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Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press KUNMING, China  — Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder...
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Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still...