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Germany’s Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted. Merkel is making the visit at Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s invitation and also will meet...
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2 Italian air force jets collide over Italy

ROME (AP) — Two Italian air force fighter jets carrying a total of four crew members collided during a training mission over Italy on Tuesday and crashed into a hilly, wooded area that erupted in flames, the force said. It wasn’t immediately known whether the two pilots and...

Dozens seek release of video in Wal-Mart shooting

COLUMBUS (AP) — A crowd of about 100 people gathered at the Ohio attorney general’s office to call for the release of store security video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart. Organizers tell the Dayton Daily News they want to see what happened...

APNewsBreak: Ohio AG Candidate Repeatedly Ticketed

COLUMBUS (AP) — Records show Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper has paid nearly $10,000 in parking fines over the past 14 years after being ticketed more than 180 times. An Associated Press review of Hamilton County records found Pepper, a Cincinnati lawyer, was...

5,000 gallons of fuel oil spill into Ohio River

CINCINNATI (AP) — An estimated 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati. A Duke Energy official says the spill happened late Monday night at one of its substations in New Richmond. Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen says the...
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NY police chokehold death to go to grand jury

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor said Tuesday he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer.Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be...

Man charged with marijuana possession after I-75 stop

State troopers say they discovered about 4 pounds of marijuana in a North Carolina man’s vehicle when he was stopped on Interstate 75 in Findlay. A rented 2014 Honda Civic was stopped at about 10:50 p.m. Friday for speeding on Interstate 75 near U.S. 224, according to the Findlay...
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Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the...
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California wildfire threatening 500 structures

A helicopter makes a water drop at the site of a wildfire Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of roughly 200 people from a campground and recreational areas. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)...
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Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of...