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Ohio mom, 2 sons dead in apparent murder-suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman and her two sons died Wednesday from apparent gunshot wounds in what police suspect was a murder-suicide in southwestern Ohio. Rachel Johnson, 32, and Daylan Johnson, 7, were dead at their home when her estranged husband called police shortly before 8...

Browns Not Planning “quick Hook” For Hoyer

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer doesn’t have to look over his shoulder and worry. Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday that he’s told Hoyer, who was named the starter for this week’s opener in Pittsburgh over hyped rookie Johnny Manziel,...

Marathon issues senior notes to finance Hess purchase

To help finance its pending purchase of Hess Corp.’s retail business this month, Marathon Petroleum Corp. has priced $1.95 billion in unsecured senior notes in a public offering. The notes are being offered in three series: $750 million in 3.625 percent senior notes due 2024....

Cooper Tire names new treasurer

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Tom Lause, controller for global operations, has been named treasurer of the company. He was elected by the board of directors. In addition to the treasurer role, Lause will also assume responsibility for the tax function at Cooper. As he takes on...

Marathon’s Heminger says company not interested in buying Citgo refineries

When Marathon Petroleum Corp. President Gary Heminger said Tuesday that the location of Citgo’s refineries is interesting, some media outlets reported that Marathon “expressed interest” in the refineries. The refineries reportedly are for sale. But Heminger, who was answering an...

Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, as well as the state’s refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s ruling broke a string of 20-plus...
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Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola

Nancy Writebol, who spent weeks in isolation after contracting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, holds a news conference, Wednesday, Sept., 3, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C. with her husband, David. This is the first time that the Charlotte woman, who was recently released from an...
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Detroit-area man gets 17 years in porch shooting

Monica McBride, mother of Renisha McBride cries during the reading of verdict of guilty of of second-degree murder and manslaughter for Theodore Wafer, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Detroit. Walter Ray Simmons, Renisha’s father, is at right. Wafer, 55, shot Renisha McBride...

Attorney: Plan best Detroit can offer creditors

DETROIT (AP) — An attorney representing Detroit has told a judge that the city couldn’t do any better than the amounts of money provided for creditors in its debt-restructuring plan.Bruce Bennett said Wednesday that “resolving the city’s current...