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Pennsylvania School Nixes Coaching Hire Of Artrell Hawkins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Catholic school in western Pennsylvania has rescinded its decision to hire a retired NFL player who graduated from the school in 1994. A spokesman for Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown says the “formal process” and “protocols” used...
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Egyptian court sentences activist to 5 years in prison

Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah stands in a cage during a verdict hearing for 21 people over an unauthorized street protest in 2013, in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. The court sentenced Abd el-Fattah, an icon of the country’s 2011 revolt...

A New Playoff Format For The NBA Might Add Excitement

MIAMI (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season. The Brooklyn Nets are also on pace to make the NBA playoffs. By now it’s not exactly a major news flash that the Eastern Conference isn’t anywhere near as deep as the Western Conference …...

Union to rally outside Marathon HQ

The United Steelworkers plans a rally Tuesday in Findlay outside of Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s headquarters as part of a nationwide refinery strike. The rally is scheduled to begin at noon in Dorney Plaza, followed by a march to Marathon Petroleum headquarters, 300 S. Main St....

Dozens Gather For Vigil For Ohio Boy Fatally Shot By Police

CLEVELAND (AP) — Groups in northeast Ohio gathered for a protest and evening vigil to honor the 12-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by police three months ago. WKYC-TV ( ) reports dozens attended the snowy candlelight vigil held Sunday for...

Ohio Gas Prices Up To Start Work Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are up to start the work week. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $2.33 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up about a nickel from a week ago....

Cooper Tire profits up 14 percent last quarter

Selling more high-profit tires in the United States and benefiting from lower raw material costs, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s grew operating profit by 14 percent last quarter to $54 million. It added $56 million more to its bottom line by selling its interest in a joint...

Catholic Nun To Speak Out Death Penalty At Ohio College

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Roman Catholic nun who’s been a prominent death penalty opponent will speak at a southwest Ohio college this month. The Feb. 26 lecture by Sister Helen Prejean (PRAY–zhahwn) at University of Dayton is among a series of events about the death...

Lawsuit Over Abuse Of Corpses At Ohio Morgue Goes To Trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the families of three women whose corpses were sexually abused by a morgue attendant accuses county officials of negligence and causing the families emotional distress. The lawsuit against Hamilton County and former county officials goes to...
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Egypt postpones retrial of 2 Al-Jazeera English journalists

Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Al-Jazeera journalists Fahmy and Baher Mohammed are free pending their retrial, scheduled for Feb. 23. A third colleague, Peter...