Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The...
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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs’ inner beauty

FILE – In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Peanut, a 2-year-old mutt is held by owner Holly Chandler after winning the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest celebrates homely pooches for...

Ohio Daybook

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Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. The Seoul Central District Court on...

Chinese automaker buys stake in Malaysia's Proton

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Chinese owner of Sweden’s Volvo Cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand in Southeast Asia. Geely Holding Group’s announcement Friday gave no financial...

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain’s youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday. Northern Ireland-born Simpson worked at multiple restaurants in London, Ireland...

Man Sentenced To Death Penalty In Girlfriend’s Ohio Slaying

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Brookport, Illinois, resident...

Man Sentenced To Death Penalty In Girlfriend’s Slaying

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Terry Froman, of Brookport,...

Replacement of Osborn Avenue bridge planned

The replacement of Findlay’s Osborn Avenue bridge over the Blanchard River near Riverside Park is expected to begin next month and be completed in November, Hancock County Assistant Engineer Doug Cade said Thursday. The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution...

South Korea's infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man SANGJU, South Korea (AP) — In a country where bikes are either a poor man’s transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free paths in the world is being built through dense...