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News Guide: Real-life ‘Bernie’ murder case back in court

AP Photo/LM Otero DALLAS (AP) — A funeral director in small-town East Texas befriends a widow 40 years his senior at her husband’s funeral, spends her money freely, then shoots her and hides her body in a freezer for nine months. Bernie Tiede’s case could have...

Cyrus, Keys to join ‘The Voice’ as judges

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will get red chairs as new judges on NBC’s “The Voice” next September. The network said it will be the first time the four-person judging panel will have two women – in previous seasons there were three...

Ronald Gibson: He’s Mr. Organ Transplant

LAGRANGE, Ohio (AP) — As he sat at the four-stop pipe organ describing its inner workings and the instrument’s full, rich range, it’s easy to understand Ronald Gibson has great respect and love of the music organs can produce. “Organ preservation and church...

Ohio University To Build Observatory On Site Of Old TB Ward

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University plans to build an observatory on the vacant site where a former tuberculosis ward was demolished three years ago. The Athens Messenger ( ) reports the observatory is slated to be built before year’s end at the site known as The Ridges....

Ohio Ex-candidate For Prosecutor Convicted Of Corruption

CLEVELAND (AP) — The remaining defendant in a northeast Ohio public corruption case has been convicted on eight counts, including bribery, records tampering, money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Prosecutors say a jury in Cleveland on Friday convicted...

Needle exchange debate raises prosecution questions

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As New Hampshire lawmakers decide whether to allow needle exchange programs, some of the biggest debate has been over how to handle the smallest amounts of drugs. Under current law, hypodermic needles and syringes can be dispensed only by pharmacists,...

Concerns over ‘distracted walking’ grow as injuries mount

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Walk down most streets in New Jersey, and you’ll see someone using an electronic device to text, listen to music or do other tasks. But if a “distracted walking” measure recently proposed by a state...

Adele apologizes after fan is hurt at her Glasgow show

LONDON (AP) — Adele has apologized after a fan was injured at one of her concerts in Scotland. The incident happened Friday night at the SSE Hydro venue in Glasgow when a chain fell from production rigging and hit a woman in the audience. The fan was treated at the scene...

2 State EPA Workers Appeal Firings After Lead Found In Water

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former manager and employee are appealing their firings from the state Environmental Protection Agency after it said they mishandled the situation in a northeastern Ohio community where lead was found in drinking water. Ken Baughman and his supervisor,...
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Wrong number? Trump’s TV telephone interviews in spotlight

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik NEW YORK (AP) — In television news, a telephone interview is typically frowned upon. Donald Trump’s fondness for them is changing habits and causing consternation in newsrooms, while challenging political traditions. Two organizations are...