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Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police. In brief remarks near...
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Robin Williams’ wife: He had Parkinson’s disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the...
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Candidate’s sudden death transforms Brazil race

Officials work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in the port city of Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer...
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Thousands on the road in Pakistan opposition rally

Pakistani police officers stand guard at a main road partially closed with shipping containers ahead of planned massive anti-government protests, Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Roads leading to the Capital are being blocked in run up to announced protests by...

Defiance Avenue paving work begins Friday

On Friday morning, crews will begin paving Defiance Avenue from Main to Howard streets. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and could continue until 7 p.m. Franklin Avenue may also be included in Friday’s paving work. Those areas will be closed to through traffic. Residents will have...

UF’s nursing program accredited; enrollment for first classes begins

The University of Findlay will now offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program just received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Board of Regents, according to the university. The program will begin enrolling...

Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

HOUSTON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions. Shell also said Thursday that it will also receive drilling rights to land in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Shell is working to...
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Pope’s South Korea visit brings China opportunity

A man scavenging for recyclable items walks past the Wangfujing Catholic Church in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis’ greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea early Thursday was a rare cordial exchange between the sides that have no...
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Game of chicken with Russian aid convoy

A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid is seen at the Ukrainian border in Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. A large Russian aid convoy resumed its journey toward Ukraine Thursday, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by...
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Man to get life for killing woman after rejection

Seth Mazzaglia leaves Strafford County Superior Court in Dover, N.H., Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014. Mazzaglia, who was convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student and said he didn’t want to listen to the victim’s family “yell and whine”...