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Air strike hits Ukrainian rebel city

  By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Air strikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as Kiev’s forces move in on...
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WHO: Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932. The new figures come Wednesday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the death of a nurse of Ebola. Saudi Arabia also announced one death of a person...
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VIDEO: Mandel talks new bill, government transparency

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel visited The Courier on Monday to discuss a new bill that will put Ohio’s expenditures online for the public to search and view.
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Nigerian official says 7 more show Ebola symptoms

By MARAM MAZEN Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A total of eight people in Nigeria who were in direct contact with a man who flew to Lagos and died of Ebola now have symptoms of the dreaded and deadly disease and have been placed into quarantine, a Nigerian health official...
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Spurs make Hammon NBA’s 1st female coach

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first woman to join an NBA coaching staff. The Spurs made the announcement Tuesday. Hammon plans to retire from the San Antonio Silver Stars after this season. She...
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David Stern set to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was just trying to keep some teams in existence long enough to get them on national TV. Now the former commissioner looks at a league whose 1980...
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Poll: No agreement on how to pay for highways

By JOAN LOWY and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Small wonder Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs teetering on the edge of insolvency for years, unable to find a politically acceptable long-term source of funds. The public can’t make...
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5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota

DORSET, Minn. (AP) —€” A 5-year-old boy’s run as mayor is over in a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. Robert “Bobby” Tufts lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of Dorset on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from Mendota Heights, Minnesota,...
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Crews clear mudslides caused by California storms

MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — About 2,500 people were stranded early Monday after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California, while one person was found dead in a flooded creek, authorities said. Mud, rocks and debris several feet deep blocked roads in the...
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Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press KUNMING, China  — Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder...