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VIDEO: First same-sex couple legally marries in Hancock County

Jenn Branson-Scala and Margaret Scala made their marriage legal on Friday after the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage overturned Ohio’s constitutional ban. Branson-Scala and Scala, both of Findlay, had a commitment ceremony in May, and Branson-Scala says she...
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Sentencing delay for ex-NFL player Sharper in Vegas sex case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sentencing is being postponed for former NFL star Darren Sharper in Las Vegas on a felony attempted sex assault charge as part of a four-state plea agreement. Sharper had been scheduled to appear Thursday by video from Louisiana, where he pleaded guilty last week...
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Japanese PM Abe appoints Endo as Olympics minister

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed veteran lawmaker Toshiaki Endo on Thursday as minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Endo met with Abe on Thursday and will be formally appointed to the Cabinet post in a ceremony at the Imperial Palace. The...
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VIDEO: Truck rollover crash injures 1

One person was injured after a commercial truck rolled over on Hancock County 12, south of Benton Ridge, on Wednesday afternoon.
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Storm cleanup begins in Pa., N.J.; nearly 400K without power

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Powerful storms that thundered through eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut downed trees and power lines, leaving nearly 400,000 customers without electricity and disrupting mass transit service Wednesday. In Pennsylvania, PECO says more than...
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Victims of marathon attack come forward to address bomber

BOSTON (AP) — One by one, survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks and the family and friends of victims are coming forward Wednesday to address bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev before he’s formally sentenced to death. Patricia Campbell, the mother of a woman killed in the...
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Feds probe Jeep Wranglers; air bags may not inflate

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a wiring problem in Jeep Wrangler steering wheels could stop the air bags from inflating in a crash. The probe covers about 630,000 Wranglers from the 2007 through 2012 model years. The National Highway...
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Greece defends ‘harsh’ reforms it promised creditors

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government on Tuesday defended the billions worth of “harsh” new budget savings it has offered in talks with creditors, as some of the governing party’s own lawmakers spoke out against them. Greece has proposed measures worth...
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S.C. lawmakers agree to debate removing Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers took their first step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from their Statehouse grounds Tuesday as protesters outside demanded the flag come down in response to the hate-crime killings of nine people inside their...
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Midwest states clean up after storms spawn tornadoes

CHICAGO (AP) — Strong storms that swept across northern Illinois spawned at least two tornadoes, severely damaged homes and forced first responders to pull survivors from basements, officials said Tuesday. Northern Indiana and parts of Iowa and Michigan also saw damage from...