Judge denies release of Ohio woman in Amish case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid for release by a woman serving two years in connection with beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish. U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster in Cleveland says the request by Linda Schrock is premature. Her attorney last...

Two Findlay women injured in crash

Two Findlay women were injured in a two-car accident early this afternoon at the intersection of Morey and Madison avenues. Viola Owens, 18, was driving east on Madison Avenue when she ran a stop sign and hit the driver’s side of the vehicle of Angela Warth, 39, police said....

Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule

COLUMBUS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered the swing state’s elections chief to set an expanded voting schedule. The ruling Thursday from U.S. District Judge Peter Economus comes in a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups and...

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died today.  She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac...
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Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara works in a lab near vertebrae from a Dreadnaughtus schrani at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The immense dinosaur from Patagonia is slated to be introduced to the scientific community Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014....
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Detroit’s CFO testifies in bankruptcy trial

DETROIT (AP) — The chief financial officer for Detroit says the city’s internal financial controls were “very, very poor” when he was hired late last year.John Hill Jr. was the first witness called Thursday in Detroit’s historic bankruptcy trial. He...

Judge: BP’s reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant’s reckless conduct in a ruling that exposes the company to billions of...
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ECB surprises with rate cuts, new stimulus plan

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi smiles prior to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, following a meeting of the ECB governing council. The European Central Bank has cut its interest rates and announced a new stimulus program that...
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US stocks rise on European Central Bank stimulus

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Thursday after the European Central Bank surprised traders by trimming its main interest rate to a record low, and announcing that it would purchase asset-backed securities in an effort to stimulate the region’s ailing economy.The move...