FILE - In this July 9, 2009 file photo Dr. Craig Rowles stands with hogs in one of his Carroll, Iowa, hog buildings. The farmer and longtime veterinarian did all he could to prevent porcine epidemic diarrhea from spreading to his farm, but despite his best efforts the deadly diarrhea attacked in November 2013, killing 13,000 animals in a matter of weeks. PED, a virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.…
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Mother gets 3 to 6 years in Pa. fire that killed 2

A western Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to leaving her 3-year-old twins unattended before an early morning fire killed them has been sentenced to three to six years in prison.…
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Top Ohio court to hear traffic camera arguments

The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in two months on the use of traffic cameras, in a case one group says could affect every state resident who drives or owns a vehicle.…
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Ohio candidate seeks federal voting access probe

In an escalating dispute, the leader of Ohio's largest county asked federal investigators on Tuesday to determine if new state procedures for providing absentee ballots are intended to suppress Democratic and minority votes.…
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Photos: Candidates and Issues Forum

Candidates for Mahoning County political offices gathered Monday night at New Bethel Baptist Church to discuss their views and qualifications.…
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Photos: UConn defeats Kentucky

Photos from the UConn victory over Kentucky in the men's basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. …
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Warren shooting

Police tell us one person is dead, and another in the hospital after a shooting overnight in Warren.…
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2 shot, 1 dead in Warren

UPDATE One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a late night shooting in Warren. …
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Arkansas AG asks court to reconsider drug ruling

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson. …
In this March, 6, 2014 file photo Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel left, listens while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti right, looks on during a panel discussion about the issues facing the nation's big cities at the University of Chicago, in Chicago. Emanuel, the hard-charging mayor is intent on fixing what ails the nation’s third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process. The man once nicknamed “Rahmbo” for his fierce political maneuvering, last week announced an agreement with several unions to help bail out the nation’s worst-funded city pension systems, a festering problem inherited from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley. Emanuel said the deal, which would slice Chicago’s nearly $20 billion shortfall in half by cutting benefits and raising property taxes, would keep the funds from insolvency and avoid massive cuts in services and a record tax hike. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty,File)

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

Emanuel last week announced his first concrete proposal to bail out the city's drastically underfunded employee retirement systems, a festering problem inherited from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley.…
Activists prepare a barricade inside the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, April 7, 2014. A Ukrainian news agency is reporting that pro-Russian separatists who have seized the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region an independent republic. The activists on Monday also called for a referendum on the sovereignty of the Donetsk region, which borders Russia, to be held no later than May 11, the Interfax news agency reported.(AP Photo/Alexander Ermochenko)

Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

The Ukrainian government accused Russia of stirring up the unrest and tried to flush the assailants from some of the seized buildings, setting off fiery clashes in one city. …
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‘Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370

A concentrated air and sea search was under way in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after an Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater in what an official called the "most promising lead" yet in the search for Flight 370.…