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House re-elects Boehner as speaker over tea party opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions. The Ohio Republican garnered the votes of 216 GOP lawmakers as Congress convened Tuesday. That was...
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Police: 35 vehicles caught in 2 New Hampshire pileups

ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — At least 35 vehicles were involved in two separate pileups on Interstate 93 after some fast-moving snow squalls caused whiteout conditions Friday morning. Lt. Jerry Maslan, a state police spokesman, said there were some injuries, but they weren’t...
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Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall. In a statement issued Friday, Reid’s office said the 75-year-old senator was...
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Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food chains have a New Year’s resolution: Drop the junk. As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald’s, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are loaded with...
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Report: Gun deaths of officers jump 56 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in the U.S. jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush assaults, according to a report released Tuesday. The annual report by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found...
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VIDEO: Trent’s Christmas Light Show returns for 2014

Trent Schroeder, of Findlay, has brought back his light show for 2014. The 19-year-old is also spending his first year in college at Ohio State University in Columbus, and he talks about both this year’s show and how college has changed how he manages the light show this...
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VIDEO: Sprague talks about substance abuse legislation

Rep. Robert Sprague visited The Courier on Tuesday, to talk about the work of the Ohio Legislature this year, primarily highlighting efforts to fight heroin and opiate abuse in the state.
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Show-runners on rise as TV Twitter celebrities

This undated photo provided by ABC Family shows actress Sasha Pieterse, left, and showrunner, I. Marlene King, on the set of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.” TV showrunners and the people behind-the-scenes of popular TV shows are becoming famous in their...

Woman files defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A woman who has accused Bill Cosby of raping her in the 1970s has filed a defamation lawsuit in Massachusetts against the comedian, alleging he “publicly branded” her a liar when his lawyer called her claims “absolutely...
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VIDEO: The Big Shake at Bigelow Hill

Students at Bigelow Hill Intermediate School took part in The Big Shake on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The Big Shake, as explained by Bigelow Hill principal Pam Hamlin, is designed to help students learn confidence in preparation for future job interviews and every day life. Read more...