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Park thanks community

Thompson Park in East Liverpool hosted a Rock the Park event Sunday to say thanks to residents for voting in a contest.…

Creek search for missing Ohio boy turns up body

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities searching for a 12-year-old who disappeared in a rain-swollen creek have found a body believed to be his. Akron police said Sunday t……

Abortion top issue again for 2014 elections in US

ATLANTA (AP) — With no immediate hope of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, Republicans around the country are increasingly pushing legislation to restrict the procedure, and Democrats say they will make Republicans pay in upcoming…

Texas horse breeders sue to get clones registered

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Two Texas quarter horse breeders want a federal jury to rule that their cloned animals should be registered by the American Quarter Horse Association, something the organization has banned since 2004. Panhandle rancher Jason…

Return beer engagement at county fair in SW Ohio

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Beer is making a return engagement at a county fair in southwest Ohio. Beer, once banned at the Warren County Fair in Lebanon, will be flowing for a second year in a row when…

National Native American magazine going digital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A weekly magazine that is a leading source of Native American news is abandoning print in favor of an online-only presence, in a cost-cutting move that worries some readers who fear they may…

Islamic militants leave Pakistan to fight in Syria

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Suleman spent years targeting minority Shiite Muslims in his home country of Pakistan as a member of one of the country’s most feared militant groups. Now he is on his way to a new sectarian…

Obama: Trayvon Martin death a tragedy for America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached late Saturday has elicited strong passions around the country. In a statement released…

Israelis near Egypt advised to stay indoors

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security officials have advised residents living near the Egyptian border to stay indoors because of fighting in the neighboring country. Egyptian security forces have been clashing with Islamic militants in the northern Sinai Desert…

Report: Iran releases diplomat jailed 4 months

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency is reporting that authorities have released a veteran Iranian diplomat after nearly four months in prison. The Sunday report by the semi-official ISNA says Bagher Asadi was released based on…

Nigeria: Mass graves found in anti-extremist raids

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Military officials say they have uncovered mass graves of decomposing bodies, networks of underground tunnels and caches of buried arms in raids that killed dozens of Islamic extremists in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri.…

A glance at Zimmerman trial, verdict, what’s next

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — THE VERDICT George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting last year of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. The jury had the option to consider manslaughter but declined to convict…

Lawsuit claims murder in Calif. mansion death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The family of a woman whose nude, bound body was found hanging at a California mansion has filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming she was murdered. The suit was filed Friday in federal court…

US gas prices down a penny over past 3 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped a penny over the past three weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular…

Events honor President Ford’s 100th birthday

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A ceremony in Grand Rapids is honoring the centennial anniversary of President Gerald Ford’s birth on July 14, 1913. A presidential wreath-laying ceremony was planned Sunday afternoon at Ford’s tomb. And later in…

Courts will treat Asiana passengers differently

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the courts have to figure compensation for people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated…

Historic landmark in NE Ohio back at the grind

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A historic landmark in northeast Ohio is heading back to work. The main wooden beam has been replaced at Mill Creek Park’s Lanterman’s Mill in Youngstown to get it back in working order. Mill…

Merkel urges stronger Europe, global data rules

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Sunday for tougher European and global rules on data protection amid fallout from recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs. Merkel pledged that Germany will take a “very strict position” in…