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Ferry carrying hundreds capsizes in Bangladesh

By AL-EMRUN GARJON Associated Press LOUHAJONG, Bangladesh — A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, killing at least two people and probably many more as horrified villagers watched from the shore, authorities said. It was unclear...
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Nepal landslide raises fears of flooding in India

By INDRAJIT SINGH Associated Press PATNA, India — Rescue workers urgently evacuated tens of thousands of people in eastern India on Monday after a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal blocked a river that could burst its banks and submerge scores of Indian villages. Authorities...
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Destructive wildfires blacken parts of California

BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital. The Shasta...

Ohio May Establish Poet Laureate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is one of six states that don’t have an official state poet — but a bill in the Ohio Legislature could change that. A bill that has passed the Senate would create the position of Ohio poet laureate. Chiquita Mullins Lee, a program coordinator with...

Ohio Champion Steer Brings $80,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grand champion steer at the Ohio State Fair this year has been sold at auction for $80,000. Eighteen-year-old Garrett Davidson of London, Ohio, raised the 1,339-pound steer and stood by it as an auctioneer solicited bids at the fair’s Sale of...
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For Michael Phelps, there’s no place like home

In this July 31, 2014 photo, Michael Phelps pauses before a training session at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Baltimore. This is where Phelps put in most of the work to become the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. This is where he’s looking to add to...

Ohio Gas Prices Higher To Start Work Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio gas prices are higher to start the work week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.47 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s a dime higher than a week ago. However,...

Toledo mayor: Water ban is lifted

TOLEDO (AP) — Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins says that the water ban in place this weekend has been lifted, and that drinking water is safe. Toledo warned residents not to use city water early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the...
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Man who shot NYC choke video held on gun charge

Gwen Carr hugs Ramsey Orta at the funeral for Carr’s son Eric Garner, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Garner died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. Orta shot video of the incident. (AP Photo/New York...