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Ohio should emulate California's successful efforts to reduce premature births: Sharon Broussard
California's public health advocates don't know for sure which programs helped it earn an A for the second consecutive year on the 2014 March of Dimes prematurity report card. The data are still under review, says Leslie Kowalewski, associate state ...

Freezing rain causes several accidents in northeastern Ohio
Freezing Rain Advisory issued November 22 at 5:00AM EST expiring November 22 at 11:00AM EST in effect for: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Tuscarawas Freezing Rain Advisory issued November ...

PREVIEW: Ohio State vs Indiana
No College Football Playoff contender has a friendlier path to finishing the season without an additional defeat than Ohio State, which will play host to 3-7 Indiana on Saturday, 5-5 Michigan next week and the Big Ten's Western Division winner in the ...

Wittenberg professor named Ohio professor of year
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- A professor at a western Ohio university has been named Ohio professor of the year for 2014 by a program that recognizes excellence in undergraduate education around the country. Wittenberg University physics professor Elizabeth ...

Is Ohio Gov. Kasich too hyper for president? He says he can focus
The words often used to describe Ohio Gov. John Kasich going back to his days in Congress include “hyper” and “undisciplined.” If the newly re-elected Republican decides to run for president in 2016, will those perceptions of Kasich get in the way?

Northeast Ohio overdoses linked to pain-killer
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland are warning people of a deadly drug circulating that has caused at least four overdose deaths in the region in the last couple weeks. Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Thomas Gilson issued a statement Friday warning ...

Ohio Men Wrongly Convicted of Murder After 39 Years Released
Two Ohio men wrongly accused of murder four decades ago are walking free Friday morning after spending 39 years behind bars. A Cleveland judge on Wednesday had dropped all charges against Ricky Jackson, 57, and Wiley Bridgeman, 60, allowing for the pair ...

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana football game today time TV live stream
Ohio State takes on Indiana in a game today on the college football schedule which sees one team fighting to advance and the other just trying to hang on for dear life. The Ohio State Buckeyes are are ranked number six in the nation with a 9-1 record for ...

Ohio State vs Indiana: Live Stream, Start Time, TV Info and More
All of the information that you will need on Saturday to watch the action between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers. This Saturday afternoon the Ohio State Buckeyes will continue their quest for a spot in the College Football Playoff when ...

Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott Belongs Among Big Ten's Best
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the moments following Ohio State's Oct. 18 win over Rutgers, Ezekiel Elliott stood at the podium inside Ohio Stadium's media center, answering questions about the Buckeyes' 56-17 victory. But as reporters scattered to various players ...

Car jackers in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood samples
CONAKRY (Reuters) - Robbers in Guinea hijacked a Red Cross vehicle this week and made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspected Ebola patients, a senior Red Cross official said on Friday. "No doubt they thought it was something else," Youssouf Traoré, head of the Red Cross delegation in Guinea, told Reuters. He gave no further details of the attack but said the robbers would probably dump the cooler once they found it did not contain gold or diamonds. More than 5,000 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus on record.

Classroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140M
Plaintiffs' attorney John Manly, right, with co-counsel Luis Carrillo, left, talks to reporters outside Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, following the settlement of litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of lewd conduct against his students. The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation in the deal involving 81 students, ending a legal saga that began when Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt was arrested in 2012 and accused of blindfolding students and feeding them his semen on cookies. Plaintiff’s lawyers had planned to present evidence suggesting the school district was aware of sexual misconduct by Berndt three decades ago but failed to act until a photo processor at a pharmacy contacted police about film Berndt dropped off that showed pictures of blindfolded children and being fed some substance. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored.

Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in Baghdad as part of the struggle against Islamic State, a senior Turkish official said on Saturday. "Turkey has already started training peshmerga forces in northern Iraq ... and we have agreed to train and give assistance to the National Guard," the official said. ...

Ghana creates power ministry in bid to solve electricity crisis
Ghana's President Dramani Mahama speaks during the 44th Ordinary Summit of heads of state and governments of ECOWAS at Felix Houphouet Boigni Fondation in YamoussoukroACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Mahama created a ministry of power on Saturday in a fresh bid to resolve a long-standing electricity crisis that has slowed economic growth and frustrated citizens with frequent power cuts. Kwabena Donkor, the chairman of parliament's energy committee, will head the new ministry, according to a statement from the presidency. Donkor, a former deputy energy minister, was not immediately available for comment. Power production was previously overseen by the energy ministry, which was also responsible for managing Ghana's upstream oil and gas sector. ...

Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials
By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists. They said the bodies of the men from the Albu Fahd tribe were discovered after the army launched a counter-offensive on Saturday against the Islamic State in a village on the eastern edge of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province. ...

Window washer falls onto car in San Francisco
A Toyota Camry has a caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto the moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Police say the San Francisco window washer survived the falling on Friday. (AP Photo/Lisa Leff)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker who fell 11 stories from a San Francisco building onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street survived but was in critical condition.

International Ebola fight helping but more work needed -U.N. chief
United Nations Secretary-General Ban walks after speaking to the media after the UN Chief Executive Board's private session on the Ebola response in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday. Ban said more trained medical teams are needed, especially in remote districts of countries in West Africa where more than 5,400 people have been killed by the virus. Ban said the coordinated efforts of country leaders and safer burial practices, combined with international support, are helping. ...

Nagorno-Karabkah says it killed 2 Azeri soldiers
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Nagorno-Karabakh says its forces have killed two Azerbaijani soldiers in an operation to recover the bodies of three helicopter crew members whose craft was shot down by Azerbaijan this month.

Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion
The scene outside the Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel in central London following an explosion at the hotel, believed to be caused by a gas leak, Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. London fire officials say a suspected gas leak late Friday touched off an explosion in the basement of the London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of some hundreds of guests. (AP Photo / Olivia Rudgard, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.

Somalia's Al-Shabab says it killed 28 in Kenya
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus at dawn near Mandera in Kenya's north near the border with Somalia, and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed.

Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi
Members of the Iraqi security forces check a truck as followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend nearby open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.

New Burkina president vows to identify folk hero Sankara's body
Burkina Faso's President Michel Kafondo is seen after being sworn into his post for the transitional period of one year, in OuagadougouBy Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation's murdered revolutionary folk hero Thomas Sankara. Sankara rose to power in 1983 at the age of 33 after a coup and left a lasting mark during his short presidency, even changing his country's name from Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, meaning "the land of upright people" in local languages. ...

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