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Judges Weigh 4 States’ Same-sex Marriage Cases

CINCINNATI (AP) — Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another...

FDA Agent: Peanut Plant ‘not Fit’ To Produce Food

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped food to customers that lab tests confirmed was tainted, failed to clean production equipment of possible contaminants and didn’t ensure a peanut roaster was hot enough to kill bacteria,...

2 Minor League Players Suspended For Drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and a minor league shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds have been suspended for drug violations. The commissioner’s office said Wednesday that right-hander Jacob Dunnington received a 50-game penalty after a...

AIDS Patients Fear Discrimination In ACA Exchange

MIAMI (AP) — Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by shifting much of the cost to customers. While the issue applies broadly to all patients with chronic illnesses that require...

Pfizer To Pay $35M To Settle Drug Marketing Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer will pay $35 million to resolve allegations by 42 states that its subsidiary, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, illegally marketed an organ transplant drug for unapproved uses. The states’ attorneys general said Wednesday that Wyeth, which Pfizer bought in...

Judge: Sky Didn’t Fall Where Gay Marriage Is Legal

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals judge hearing arguments about gay marriage bans in four states says “it doesn’t look like the sky has fallen in” in other states that allow same-sex marriage. Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey made the comment Wednesday in...
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VIDEOS: Army Corps commander tours Blanchard watershed

Lt. Col Karl Jansen, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo Division commander, toured the Blanchard River watershed on Wednesday with Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), and Ohio Reps. Robert Sprague and Lynn Wachtmann. Jansen also had an...

Dalton, Smith In Spotlight As Bengals Visit Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As Alex Smith was walking off the practice field, a member of the Chiefs communications staff intercepted him, the two of them huddling just out of earshot of reporters. Moments later, when Smith stepped in front of the cameras, the first question he was...

Passenger Train Hits, Kills Man In Northeast Ohio

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a passenger train traveling through northeast Ohio struck and killed a man as he walked along railroad tracks just south of Ravenna. A coroner’s investigator says 53-year-old Tim Freeland often walked the tracks to get to work. He was...

Hoyer, Not Manziel, Starting Exhibition Opener

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will start the exhibition opener in Detroit, giving him the first chance to impress before rookie Johnny Manziel takes the field. Coach Mike Pettine said Hoyer has “done nothing” to have his starting job taken away...