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Arbiter rules cop firing justified

A Warren police officer with a history of domestic violence complaints and who once accidentally shot a fellow police officer will not get his job back after being fired in December, an arbiter ruled Thursday.…

Unusual Minnesota rabbit video attracts attention

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Mankato college student’s spoof video of an apparently tumorous rabbit that he dubbed Frankenstein has attracted hundreds of thousands of Internet viewers. Gunnar Boettcher (BOT’-cher) and his brother put together the video after…

APNewsBreak: Ohio St president slow to apologize

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show that then-Ohio State University President Gordon Gee (ghee) took his time apologizing for remarks critical of Roman Catholics, th……

Judge says Erie must ID officers in Taser lawsuit

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The city of Erie must identify police officers involved in the arrest of a 29-year-old woman who died after she was allegedly shocked with a stun gun. Tal……

Kids go picking cherries, find marijuana plants

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Some children out picking cherries with their father in southwestern Michigan ended up finding about 50 marijuana plants in a farmer’s field along the way. Lt. Robert Kirk of the Van Buren County…
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NWS: Tornado touched down

A tornado touched down in North Beaver Township on Wednesday, National Weather Service inspectors confirmed Thursday.…

Kremlin recipe for avoiding leaks: use typewriters

MOSCOW (AP) — Got an old typewriter in your garage? Call the Kremlin, they need some. Russia’s Federal Protective Service, a KGB successor agency in charge of protecting President Vladimir Putin and his officials, has placed an order…

1 killed, 1 hurt in Ohio wrong-way crash

SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) — Deputies say alcohol or drugs may have been involved in a wrong-way crash in southwestern Ohio that left a 23-year-old woman dead and another dri……

Pastor of his domain: Real Kramer a real minister

NEW YORK (AP) — The real-life inspiration for the zany Kramer character on “Seinfeld” can now help fans say “I do.” For years, Kenny Kramer has operated a tour of New York City sites made famous in the…

Demonstrators blockade city hall in north Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Protesting municipal workers blockaded the entrance of city hall in Greece’s second largest city Thursday, amid mounting anger against new austerity cuts that will affect thousands of public sector workers. The protesters unfurled a…

Pa. man who denies killing pleads to earn freedom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who still denies shooting another man outside a bar in 1997 has nonetheless pleaded no contest — so he could be released from prison. T……

5 sue city of Milwaukee for illegal strip searches

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five men are suing the city of Milwaukee over strip searches that led to criminal charges against four officers. Two federal lawsuits were filed Wednesday against the city, police chief and several officers. The suits…

Report: Climate change causing energy disruptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to get worse as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts…

Toshi Seeger, wife of Pete Seeger, dies at 91

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Toshi (TOH’-shee) Seeger, the wife of folk singer Pete Seeger for 70 years, has died. She was 91. Longtime family friend Thom Wolke says Toshi Seeger died Tuesday night at the couple’s home in…

Reid, McConnell clash harshly over nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown approaching, the Senate’s top party leaders are clashing in unusually personal terms over the confirmation — or lack of it — for President Barack Obama’s top-level appointments. Majority Leader Harry Reid went first,…

Stocks surge after Bernanke allays taper fear

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks broke through record highs in early trading Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is in no hurry to stop supporting the economy. Bernanke said the U.S. economy still…

US begins flying deportees to Mexico City

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities have begun flying deportees deep into Mexico in an effort to discourage them from trying to return. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the first of twice-weekly flights from El Paso,…

US envoy says Obama still mulling Afghan options

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat says President Barack Obama is still mulling a range of options for the size of the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after 2014. But James Dobbins, the president’s special representative for…