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Phoenix Athlete’s $5,000 Wheelchair Stolen In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Paralympic track athlete from the Phoenix area who races in a $5,000 wheelchair says someone stole the custom-built ride while he was visiting relatives near Cincinnati. WLWT-TV ( ) reports Erik Hightower’s racing chair disappeared from a truck that was...

Candidates Fill Inboxes With Fundraising Appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hopes everyone’s summer is off to a good start. Please send money. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is working on a constitutional amendment to negate a Supreme Court ruling on political activity by independent groups. In the...

Doctor To Be Sentenced For Attack On Son-in-law

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist is scheduled to be sentenced in Cleveland after pleading guilty to felonious assault in a crowbar attack on his daughter’s estranged husband, who also is a doctor. County prosecutors in Cleveland dropped an attempted murder...

Brass Rods Stolen From Veterans’ Graves In NW Ohio

WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent of a northeast Ohio cemetery says about 100 brass rods that hold medallions and flags were stolen from veterans’ graves. WTOL-TV ( ) reports the rods were replaced Monday at the Wauseon Union Cemetery, about 35 miles west of Toledo....

Tressel Official As President At Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is kicking off his official tenure as Youngstown State University president by meeting with employees, students and board members. Tressel had been acting president for two weeks. The Vindicator ( ) reports his...
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UN: More than 2,400 killed in Iraq in June

In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo, Iraqis leave their hometown Mosul, walking towards Irbil, on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of Syria and Iraq has formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state,...
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Turkish PM seeking presidential post

In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, right, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speak during a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party is expected to...
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Hamas member killed after Israeli teens found dead

Palestinians carry the body of Yosuf abu Zaghah, 20, who was killed by the Israeli troops in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin Early on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Abu Zaghah, a Palestinian from the militant group Hamas was shot dead when he threw a grenade at forces carrying out an...
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New Iraqi parliament ends session without progress

FILE – in this Monday, June 23, 2014 file photo,mourners prepare to bury 15 bodies in a cemetery in the village of Taza Khormato near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. Violence has claimed the lives of 2,417 Iraqis in June, making it the deadliest month so far...

‘Glee’-type music contest crowns winners in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager from suburban Chicago who sang an aching Jason Robert Brown song and another from Georgia who chose to sing “Raise the Roof” — and almost did so — have won top honors at the National High School Musical Theater...