Justice Dept. Weighs In On OH, WI Voting Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. At issue is a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo ID at the polls and an Ohio law that limits...

Tri-state Coal Interests Rally Before Hearings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. The rally...

Life Sentence For Ohioan Who Killed Mom, Kept Body

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who stabbed his mother and then lived with her decomposing corpse for about six months has been sentenced to life in prison. A judge in Akron who sentenced 33-year-old Michael Petrie on Wednesday says he will not be eligible for parole. Prosecutors...

Bengals DT Geno Atkins Cleared To Practice

CINCINNATI (AP) — Defensive tackle Geno Atkins joined in his first training camp practice on Wednesday, a big step in his comeback from a torn knee ligament. One of the NFL’s top interior linemen, Atkins had been limited to working out on a side field for the first week of...
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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Graphic shows AP-GfK poll on immigration approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; Graphic shows AP-GfK poll on immigration approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children...

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama’s health care program website last fall, officials told The...
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Argentines shrug off risk of default

In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a target for anti-capitalist agitation ever since a 1927 anarchist bombing of what was then a Bank of Boston, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2001, this neo-colonial...
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Video: UCLA flooding results of water main burst

AAA Jul. 30, 2014 1:38 PM ET UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding Water covers the playing floor of Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard on the campus in the Westwood district of Los Angeles Tuesday, July...
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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

Construction workers build a commercial complex Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in June. The unemployment rate in May was 7.5 percent. The state jobless rate has...
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Fed offers no clearer hint on first rate increase

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Yellen said she doesn’t see a need for the Fed to start raising interest rates to address the risk that extremely low rates could destabilize the financial...