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Ohio sheriff sends Mexico $900,000 bill for jailing illegals
An Ohio sheriff on Tuesday sent an 'Open Letter' to Mexico's president requesting $900,000 for "dealing with your criminals." The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones sent the letter to Mexican President Enrique Pena ...

Ohio State Basketball: Breaking Down the Buckeyes Bench for 2014-15 Season
The Ohio State basketball program is about to find out if winning a Big Ten championship without the benefit of an established superstar is a possibility. The only way to do that is with critical contributions from the bench and a scoring-by-committee ...

Ohio Gov. John Kasich up 12 points over Democratic challenger
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), once deeply unpopular, is in a strong position to win a second term, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows. Kasich leads Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D) 48 percent to 36 percent in the survey, released Wednesday.

Eric Holder Takes Voting Rights Battle to Ohio, Wisconsin
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration filed court papers Wednesday challenging Republican-backed election laws in Ohio and Wisconsin, as the legal fights over voting rights spread beyond traditional Southern borders. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a ...

Justice Department backs challenges to voting laws in Ohio and Wisconsin
The Justice Department on Wednesday supported legal challenges to voting laws in Ohio and Wisconsin as part of the Obama administration’s ongoing effort to challenge state legislation it believes unfairly affects the ability of minority voters to cast ...

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on early voting, his political future and the 'two Nina Turners:' Q&A
DeWine vs. Pepper? Mandel vs. Pillich? Or Yost vs. Carney? Tell us in the comments which down-ticket race we should visit with our next Q&A. CLEVELAND, Ohio – After Gov. John Kasich, arguably no statewide officeholder has a bigger target on his back ...

Ohio Caravan Travels to Pittsburgh to Speak Out on Clean Air
CLEVELAND - Buses are leaving from Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland and Akron as dozens of Ohioans travel east to Pittsburgh to speak out on the importance of cleaner air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings in Pittsburgh Wednesday and ...

Ohio State Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from Big Ten Media Days
Urban Meyer and a trio of his players—highlighted by quarterback Braxton Miller—represented the Ohio State Football team at the annual Big Ten media days in Chicago this week. Ohio State is gearing up for another run at a national title after last year ...

Mammoths and mastodons of the Ohio Valley were homebodies
People may imagine mammoths and mastodons as enormous beasts that roamed the vast North American continent more than 10,000 years ago. But the mammoths and mastodons of present-day southwestern Ohio and northwestern Kentucky were homebodies that tended to ...

Ohio marriage equality ad features elderly couple
Ohio marriage equality ad features elderly couple George and Henry are newlyweds, even though they've been together for 50 years. As the courts in their home state of Ohio are set to make important rulings on marriage equality cases, the couple are sharing ...


WHO advises no flight restrictions, low risk from Ebola: IATA
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization is not recommending any travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an Ebola patient flew, the airlines association IATA said on Thursday. The International Air Transport Association issued the statement after several days of consultation with the WHO and the U.N. aviation agency ICAO, following the case of a man who died of Ebola after taking an international flight from Liberia to Nigeria with a stopover at Lomé.

Russia stops Ukraine juice imports, latest ban after sanctions
Russia's consumer protection watchdog said on Thursday it had stopped imports of Ukrainian juice, Moscow's latest trade ban announced following new Western sanctions over Ukraine. A day after banning imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland in what Warsaw said was retaliation for the sanctions, Russia's Rospotrebnadzor said imports of Ukrainian juice had been suspended on July 29 "to protect the rights of consumers".

Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange
Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.

AP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestock
FILE- In this Jan. 30, 1997 file photo, An adult male Florida panther growels as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. A University of Florida study has found that as the Florida panther population has rebounded, ranchers are loosing more cattle to panther attacks. The study will help determine how to compensate ranchers for their losses. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.

British house price growth slows in July - Nationwide
Estate agents boards are lined up outside houses in south LondonBy Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices stagnated in July after strong growth last month, cooled by tougher checks on mortgage lending, a survey from lender Nationwide showed on Thursday. House prices gained just 0.1 percent month-on-month, the slowest pace since April last year and down from 1.0 percent in June. The survey is the latest to suggest rampant house price growth has started to ease. "At least part of the slowdown in activity relates to the introduction of Mortgage Market Review measures," said Nationwide chief economist Robert Gardner, referring to tougher checks on mortgage affordability introduced in April.

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims
Excavators dig through mud at the scene of a landslide in Malin village, in the Pune district of Maharashtra state, on July 30, 2014Rescuers battled through heavy rains on Thursday in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150. Twenty three people were confirmed dead and eight pulled alive from the mud and debris in Maharashtra state, but with the rain and strong winds hampering rescue efforts, hopes were fading of finding any more survivors. "Miracles do happen, we will keep looking, but under current conditions it is very, very bleak," said Alok Avasthy, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) regional commandant at the scene. Relatives told of losing whole families after the hillside gave way early on Wednesday in a remote area of Pune district, sending tonnes of earth and trees crashing onto a village below.

Siemens earnings up 27 pct in April-June quarter
BERLIN (AP) — Siemens says its net profit rose 27 percent in the April-June period after earnings a year earlier were weighed down by restructuring costs, though the strong euro hurt its revenue and new orders figures.

GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives
FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails.

Saint's remains return to Hawaii permanently
FILE - In this 1883 file photo provided by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mother Marianne Cope, a nun who dedicated her life to caring for exiled leprosy patients on Kalaupapa in Hawaii, poses for a photographer. St. Marianne Cope’s remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony. The remains will be kept in a cabinet in the cathedral. (AP Photo/Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, File)HONOLULU (AP) — The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.

Adidas issues profit warning on Russia risks
BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine.

Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.

Russian experts aim to examine Malaysian jet debris on Thursday: Ifax
Russian experts aim to visit the Malaysian airliner crash site in east Ukraine on Thursday to examine the debris together with international investigators, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russia's civil aviation authority. "Russian experts intend to meet the head of the investigative commission ... and handover all the materials that the chairman of the commission had previously asked for," Interfax quoted a statement from the Federal Air Transport Agency.

Sony surprises with first quarter profit
Visitors walk past a logo of Sony at Sony Building in Tokyo Thursday, July 31, 2014. Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from buildings and its stake in a video-game maker. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.

Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial
Jonnie Williams leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., after testifying on the third day of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.



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