Court: Reconsider Ohio inmate’s DNA test request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says a judge should reconsider an inmate’s request for new DNA testing on a cigarette butt from the scene of a double m……
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Official: Shiny dog bowl sparks Calif. house fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog. Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at Terry and Shay Weisbrich’s…
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Oil drilling technology leaps, clean energy lags

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade — just not the one we expected. By now, cars were supposed to be running on fuel made from plant waste or algae — or…

German co. ‘surprised’ by Bangladesh clothing find

BERLIN (AP) — A German clothing company says it is “surprised, shocked and appalled” after samples of its textiles were reportedly found in the remains of a Bangladesh garment factory that collapsed on the outskirts of Dhaka last…

US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged

NEW YORK (AP) — The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday. The trend was most pronounced among…

Report: Suicide rate up for middle-aged Ohioans

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new report shows that the suicide rate among middle-aged Ohio residents has risen by more than 41 percent. The Centers for Disease Control and Preve……
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Spa Manager Cops Plea

The manager of the Rose Spa in Braceville that police raided last month pleaded no contest to prostitution charges on Thursday. …
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Photos: Snow MAYhem 2013

While the sun shines in the Valley, check out what residents in the Midwest are dealing with.…
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Deadheads oppose renaming Jerry Garcia venue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Deadheads are uniting in opposition to a proposal to rename a San Francisco venue named in honor of the Grateful Dead founder. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/12r5mlS ) more than 1,100 people have…
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Police: 2 hurt in York County small-plane crash

BROGUE, Pa. (AP) — State police say two people are being treated for injuries after a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff at a rural airport in southern York Count……
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UN report wants moratorium on killer robots

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft United Nations report says that killer robots that can attack targets without any human input “should not have the power of life and death over human beings.” It deals with legal and…

State by state: Implementation of Obama health law

A look at how states are putting in place President Barack Obama’s health care law, including health insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid coverage, along with the number of people in each state who don’t have health insurance:…

US poll finds widespread support for Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four in five Americans don’t think the Washington Redskins should change the team’s nickname. That’s according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Some consider “Redskins” to be a derogatory term for Native Americans, and the…

Random shooting hurts 2 toddlers at Ohio apartment

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio say two toddlers were hit by bullets when someone fired several shots into the courtyard of an apartment complex. Authoriti……

Lohan probation in jeopardy after rehab departure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer says the actress has checked into a rehab facility, but it remains unclear whether a judge will accept her placement there. Attorney Mark Jay Heller told LA Superior Court Judge James…

St. Louis bridge name draws river of disagreement

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bickering between Missouri and Illinois over how to fund a new Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis stalled the $670 million project for years. Now, the two states are at odds over what to…

Court dismisses lawsuits in power plant deaths

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has dismissed lawsuits against three companies in the deaths of five workers at a power plant in 2007. The appeals court agreed Thursday with a judge that there was no…

J-Lo added to Beyonce charity show

LONDON (AP) — Organizers say Jennifer Lopez has joined the lineup of a Beyonce-headlined charity concert in London next month. John Legend, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Florence + the Machine are also due to perform at the…
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Pa. slots revenue down for 5th straight month

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania gaming regulators say gross revenue from slot machines at the state’s 11 casinos fell 4 percent last month compared to April 2……