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Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva...

Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts, killing 21

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says its jet fighters have struck five militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing at least 21 insurgents. The military said in a statement that Thursday’s airstrikes were carried out in...
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VIDEO: Lt. Gov Taylor gives remarks on Ebola

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor spoke about the recent Ebola situation in Ohio during a groundbreaking ceremony for McLane’s new Findlay distribution center on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Fort Findlay Playground gets a makeover

Employees from Findlay’s Lowe’s Distribution Center helped give Fort Findlay Playground at Emory Adams Park a makeover on Thursday. The Lowe’s employees laid down new mulch, resealed the playground’s wooden fence and helped apply a fresh coat of paint to...
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2 Haqqani leaders arrested by Afghan intelligence

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say two senior leaders of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network have been arrested by the Afghan intelligence service in eastern Khost province. The National Directorate of Security said in a statement Thursday that Anis Haqqani, a brother...
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Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to turn back the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries. The Emergency Operations Center...
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Vatican alters draft report translation about gays

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The contentious debate over the Vatican’s ground-breaking overture to gays has taken a new twist. The Vatican on Thursday released a new English translation of the draft report of bishops debating family issues. The new translation significantly alters...

Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer. The 74-year-old Slive said his retirement will take effect July 31. “I have been blessed in more ways...
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U.S. stocks rise, breaking a three-day slump

Trader Michael Zicchinolfi, foreground, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. U.S. stocks rose moderately in early trading Tuesday as investors pored over corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Michael Zicchinolfi,...