Troops deploy in Rio de Janeiro amid increasing violence

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of soldiers began patrolling Rio de Janeiro on Friday amid a spike in violence in Brazil’s second-largest city. The deployment of 8,500 soldiers, plus hundreds of police and highway patrol officers, is aimed at...

Lifetime movie 'Flint' dramatizes city's water crisis

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city’s tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie dramatizing it. Mays, speaking to a TV critics’ meeting Friday in Beverly Hills, California, pointed to...

Bernard Flashes Speed, Bengals Open Camp At Full-strength

CINCINNATI (AP) — Giovani Bernard took the handoff, avoided a defender with a jump cut and ran 70 yards to the end zone. A.J. Green made a diving catch on the sideline, the golden bottoms of his cleats flashing in the sunlight. Tight end Tyler Eifert got open for a catch over the...

Wharton’s financial records ‘unauditable’

COLUMBUS — “Incomplete and unsupported” financial records for Wharton have prompted state Auditor Dave Yost to place the Wyandot County village on the “unauditable” list, according to the state auditor’s office. “Complete financial records shine a light on local governments,”...

Judge allows Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax to begin

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the Chicago area was dismissed Friday by a judge who also dissolved a temporary restraining order that had stopped it from being implemented. The tax originally was to take effect July...

Ohio Pilot Dead After Crash In Alaska National Park

PORT ALSWORTH, Alaska (AP) — The pilot whose downed aircraft was found burning within Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve has been identified as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. Park spokeswoman Megan Richotte says Regal Air identified the pilot of the Cessna 206 as...

The Latest: 4 nuclear deal nations decry Iran's space launch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the West’s response to Iran’s launch of a satellite-carrying rocket into space (all times local): 7:00 p.m. The United States, France, Germany and Britain say they’re raising concerns with the United Nations over...

Katie Couric leaving Yahoo news site

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is leaving the online company Oath, formerly Yahoo, where she has been conducting interviews and reporting news since 2014. The former “Today” show host and “CBS Evening News” anchor will be concentrating on production...
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Leading Disney parks 'Imagineer' Martin Sklar dies at 83

AP Photo/Jae C Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company’s theme parks around the world, has died. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown confirmed...

The Latest: Ohio State Fair Victim’s Family Hires Law Firm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a fatal amusement ride accident at the Ohio State Fair (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The family of a teenager killed when a spinning and swinging amusement park ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair and threw people to the ground says...