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Owner Of Dog Found Frozen On Porch Is Charged With Cruelty

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The owner of a dog found frozen solid on a porch in Ohio has been charged with animal cruelty. Officials with the humane society in Toledo filed the charges against 40-year-old Victor Vallejo. Animal investigators with the agency say the female dog was found...

APNewsBreak: Cordray, Sutton To Merge Ohio Governor Bids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray will join forces with former congresswoman and Obama-era official Betty Sutton on Wednesday in the race for Ohio governor, a Democrat close to the campaign told The Associated Press. The move comes as...

North Korea taking part in South Korean Olympics after talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas moved toward reducing their bitter animosity Tuesday during rare talks, with North Korea agreeing to take part in next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. The countries also agreed to hold more discussions on easing tension...

Goodwill returns accidentally donated Acuff fiddle to owner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fiddle believed to be once owned by the late country music star Roy Acuff is back with its owners after it was accidentally donated to a Goodwill store in Missouri. The instrument was anonymously donated. Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas...

New York state launches probe into possible propane price gouging

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials are launching an investigation into extended delays in delivering propane to customers and possible price gouging during the recent cold spell. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tells The Associated Press Tuesday that the probe will...

Kodak creating KodakCoin, its own cryptocurrency system

NEW YORK (AP) — Kodak, which traces its roots to the early days of film-based photography, is getting into the digital licensing and cryptocurrency market as part of a partnership with WENN Digital. The companies are launching blockchain technology with KodakOne and KodakCoin....

Japan kayaker banned for 8 years for spiking drink of rival

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese kayaker has been banned for eight years for spiking the drink of a rival so he would fail a doping test. Yasuhiro Suzuki drugged his key rival Seiji Komatsu at the Japan championships in September. Suzuki spiked a drink with an anabolic steroid, causing...

France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday. The preliminary probe was opened last week over alleged “deception and planned...

Rome’s mangy Christmas tree to be carved up into souvenirs

ROME (AP) — Rome’s pathetic Christmas Tree, so droopy and dried out it was nicknamed the “Mangy One,” is set to be carved up and made into souvenirs and a lactation hut for mothers and babies. Rome’s city cabinet decided on the tree’s “new...

Greece limits Sharia law after European Court challenge

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years. The proposed law passed easily, with backing from...