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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,...
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U.S., Russia vow stronger cooperation on many issues

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, at the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are hoping to find a way to begin reversing a yearlong spike in...
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Psychologist says Pistorius is ‘broken man’

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is a “broken man” after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost the woman he said he loved as well as his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist called by his lawyers testified...
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Can all U.S. hospitals safely treat Ebola?

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus, as health officials insist is possible. Even in the United States, with the best conditions...