Lightning Blamed For Fuel Tank Explosion At Ohio Gas Station

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say lightning has sparked a fuel tank explosion that left a crater 40 feet wide at an Ohio gas station. The blast and fire Monday evening prompted a temporary evacuation near the Gas Depot in Fairfield, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati....
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AP Interview: Qatar’s FM urges ‘serious dialogue’ with Iran

AP Photo DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar’s top diplomat on Tuesday called for a “serious dialogue” with Iran in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, even as he blasted Tehran for continuing to support Syria’s embattled government. Foreign...
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Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa

AP Photo/Kathy Willens JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions. Critics, who refer to the custom as “canned hunting,” say lions that are bred in captivity are not afraid of people, making them...

Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast is speeding up its discounted Internet service and will offer it to more people. Critics had said Internet Essentials was too slow and limited. Comcast created it as a condition of government approval of its 2011 acquisition of NBCUniversal. The...
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A look at the recent crop of movies about mental illness

AP Photo/Seacia Pavao LOS ANGELES (AP) — This may be the summer of the mental-illness movie. At least half a dozen recent releases reflect characters, both real and fictional, whose experience with mood disorders is central to the story. These films have value beyond the...
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Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer slate of films

AP Photo/Claire Folger LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1941 film “The Wolf Man” presents Larry Talbot’s transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have seemed plausible. Hollywood...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ MLS All-Stars 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1 Montreal 3, New York City FC 2 New York 3, Philadelphia 1 D.C. United 6, Real Salt Lake 4 Orlando City 5, Columbus 2 New England 3, Toronto FC 1 Sporting Kansas City 1, Houston 1, tie Los...

Deshler-based propane supplier sold

DESHLER — Propane supplier Franz Petroleum Products, in Deshler, will be bought by R.W. Earhart Co., of Troy, Earhart Co. reported. Earhart supplies propane and fuel to commercial and residential customers in western Ohio, from 20 miles south of Dayton to Lima. Earhart Co....

Kellogg’s US breakfast business shrinks again

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg says its U.S. cereal division saw another decline in quarterly sales but that trends in the category were improving. The maker of Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and Kashi is trying to revamp the marketing for its cereals as Americans reach...
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Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages....