Iraq could use force if Kurdish referendum leads to violence

AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region’s planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. If the Iraqi...

Accident hospitalizes cyclist

A Findlay cyclist was hit by a truck Saturday, resulting in injuries that put the cyclist in the hospital, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Tomas Garza Jr., 84, of Findlay, was traveling east Saturday at about 7:50 a.m. on Ohio 568 near Marion Township 234 in a...
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What hurricanes don't teach us: AP finds fast coastal growth

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull’s-eyes on two of the country’s fastest...

Downtown Cleveland Sets Residency Record At 15,000 People

CLEVELAND (AP) — Downtown Cleveland has set a residency record. WKYC-TV reports ( ) the Downtown Cleveland Alliance found 15,000 people are now living downtown, compared to just 2,000 seventeen years ago. The nonprofit organization did not include University Circle or Ohio City...

Don't remove the tie: France's Macron bound by unspoken rule

AP Photo/Christophe Ena PARIS (AP) — That tie. He just won’t take it off, even when picking his way in sweltering heat through the rubble left by Hurricane Irma on the French Caribbean island of St. Martin. President Emmanuel Macron has shaken French politics to its...

Funeral On Saturday For Ohio Sailor Killed In Tanker Crash

WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — One of the 10 U.S. Navy sailors killed after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore will be remembered at funeral near his hometown in Ohio. Services for Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Drake will be Saturday afternoon in...
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What hurricanes don't teach us: AP finds fast coastal growth

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull’s-eyes on two of the country’s fastest...

Tuskegee Airmen Chapter To Launch Youth Aviation Program

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Tuskegee Airmen chapter in Cincinnati is launching a new youth aviation program after receiving an anonymous donation of $10,000. WCPO.com reports ( ) the program will teach young people how to fly a plane and introduce them to careers in aviation. Marvin...

Indian priest says Yemeni captors did him no physical harm

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Catholic priest from India who was freed after being held 18 months in Yemen said Saturday that he was never physically harmed during his captivity, even if his captors feigned hitting him on videos seeking ransom. Officials...
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Boris Johnson fuels speculation about UK leadership bid

AP Photo/Matt Dunham LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has fueled speculation that he hopes to eventually succeed Prime Minister Theresa May by spelling out his Brexit goals days before her major policy speech on the topic. Johnson, a former journalist,...