APNewsBreak: Ohio to help cities with water tests

TOLEDO (AP) — Ohio officials are responding to last week’s water emergency in Toledo with a plan to help cities test their drinking water and fix up their treatment plants. The state is making $150 million in low- and no-interest loans available so that cities can upgrade...

Ohio teen arrested for kicking cat in viral video

AKRON (AP) — A northeast Ohio teen has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after a video allegedly showing him kicking a stray cat went viral on the Internet. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 18-year-old Trevonte Mitchell was arrested Wednesday. He...

Ship replica won’t return to Columbus riverfront

COLUMBUS (AP) — A replica of the Santa Maria is being dismantled and removed from the riverfront in Columbus — probably never to return. The replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship has to be moved to make way for a multimillion dollar riverfront renovation project. But...

Ohio grain bin blast injures 6, closes facility

COSHOCTON (AP) — Owners say a central Ohio grain company will be closed for weeks after a grain bin explosion destroyed silos and injured six people. The blast Wednesday afternoon at Coshocton Grain, about 60 miles northeast of Columbus, likely was caused by a spark amid the...

Golden Globes group to air starry dinner online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization behind the Golden Globes is hosting another star-studded, Champagne-soaked dinner — this time for online broadcast. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will award its annual grants to nonprofit arts groups at a dinner ceremony Thursday set...
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UK police search singer Cliff Richard’s house

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they are searching a house believed to belong to veteran singer Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980s. South Yorkshire Police said eight officers gained entry to the house in Berkshire, west of...

It’s a girl for ‘Today’ host Savannah Guthrie

NEW YORK (AP) — “Today” host Savannah Guthrie has a new daughter. Vale Guthrie Feldman was born Wednesday morning, weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces. The “Today” anchor gave birth at a New York hospital with husband Mike Feldman by her side. The big news...

NewLink Genetics: Ready to test Ebola vaccine

An Iowa drug developer says it has enough doses of a possible vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus to launch an initial round of human testing. NewLink Genetics Chief Financial Officer Gordon Link says the timing of the trials is uncertain, but the company is receiving help from a...
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Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Well, that didn’t last long. After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. Growth was zero. After only 0.2 percent in the first quarter. Now who will get out...
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Markets brush off soft European economic data

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets brushed aside soft economic data to trade modestly higher Thursday as this week’s largely positive investor sentiment persisted. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was up 0.4 percent at 4,212 while Germany’s DAX rose the same...