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Judge stays recognition of most Ohio out-of-state gay nuptials
Judge Timothy Black on Monday struck down Ohio's ban on recognizing the marriage of same-sex couples wed legally outside the state, but did not address the state's ban on same-sex marriage within the state. Both were enacted in 2004. Black's ruling in Ohio ...

Judge stays most of ruling ordering Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages
CINCINNATI – Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and ...

Front Groups Spread Disinformation in Attempt to Freeze Ohio Cleantech Laws
Utility and fossil fuel-funded front groups are peddling disinformation to attack Ohio's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) and Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) that should not be considered credible evidence as legislators debate a ...

Ohio judge stays his own ruling on same-sex marriage
Pump the brakes: Same-sex marriages won't be recognized in Ohio just yet. So ruled a federal judge in Ohio on Wednesday, joining a growing number of federal courts around the country to condemn parts of same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional only to ...

Ohio same-sex ruling made, stayed
CINCINNATI – Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state’s gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while putting on hold the broader effects of his ruling to avoid “premature ...

Ohio State football: Defense responds to aggressive approach
There was an unmistakable air about the Ohio State defense coming out of spring practice. Call it a renewed confidence. It certainly wasn’t there in January after playing Clemson in the Orange Bowl, when the Buckeyes were blitzed by yet another strong ...

Ohio Out-of-State Gay-Marriage Ruling on Hold for Appeal
Ohio’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states will stay in effect until its constitutionality is resolved on appeal, a federal judge ruled, saying he’s seeking to avoid creating confusion. Today’s order by U.S. District Judge Timothy S.

Ohio-raised tennis players putting stamp on Ohio State men’s tennis
The game of tennis ranges all across the globe. No one country stands above the rest. In fact, five different countries are represented in the top 12 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association men’s singles rankings. With the sport being prominent ...

Ohio mumps outbreak grows
The mumps outbreak in central Ohio now totals 245 cases, state health officials in Columbus reported late Tuesday. A majority of the reported cases — 139, or 62% — have been linked to Ohio State University, says Julie Mangino, director of the ...

Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 4/17 - One new offer, Myles Turner update
Ohio State sends out one new scholarship offer. Plus, big-time hoops target Myles Turner sets announcement date and more. Ohio State sent out one new offer on Wednesday. The recipient of the scholarship was '15 WR/TE Miles Boykin of Providence Catholic in ...

GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong
FILE - This file photo made April 11, 2008, shows General Electric Co. logo on products in Danvers, Mass. General Electric is reporting lower net income Thursday April 17, 2014 than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric posted lower first-quarter net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said its industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was "positive."

Putin says Russia has no interest in new 'Iron Curtain'
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would not seek to cut itself off from the outside world with a Soviet-style Iron Curtain. "The Iron Curtain is a Soviet invention," Putin said during a televised call-in with the nation. "We have no intention of closing off our country and our society from anyone." When asked whether he would be willing to remain president for life, Putin said: "No." (Reporting by Alexei Anishchu and Polina Devitt; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Morgan Stanley reduces risky fixed-income assets by 5 percent
Morgan Stanley reduced its fixed-income risk-weighted assets by 5 percent in the first quarter, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said on Thursday. The Wall Street bank had $199 billion of those assets according to Basel 3 capital measurements as of March 31, down from $210 billion in the prior quarter, Porat said in an interview. Morgan Stanley is working toward a goal of having less than $180 billion of risk-weighted fixed-income assets by 2015 in order to free up capital.

Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92
FILE - In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Jacques Servier, founder of Servier Laboratories, is pictured during the opening of the trial of the so-called Mediator case, a drug allegedly linked to hundreds of deaths, at Nanterre's court house, outside Paris. Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died. He was 92. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)PARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.

Goldman Sachs earnings fall 11 percent
NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped.

Texas town recovering, year after deadly blast
FILE - In this April 18, 2013 aerial file photo are the remains of a fertilizer plant destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas. The families of 15 people that died in the plant explosion, 12 of them trying to respond to the initial fire, have spent the last year navigating the difficult balance between seeking answers and finding closure. Lawsuits filed in the weeks afterward are mired in a complex legal process that could uncover new details on the incident through testimony, but key questions will remain unanswered for many months to come. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)WEST, Texas (AP) — As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.

Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile, key plant delayed: IAEA
Iran's national flags are seen on a square in TehranBy Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has acted to cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with world powers, but a planned facility it will need to fulfill the six-month deal has been delayed, a U.N. report showed on Thursday. The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has a pivotal role in verifying that Iran is living up to its part of the accord, made clear that Iran so far is undertaking the agreed steps to curb its nuclear program. As a result, Iran is gradually gaining access to some previously blocked overseas funds. Japan has made two more payments totaling $1 billion to Iran for crude imports, two sources with knowledge of the transactions said.

Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.

India goes to polls in biggest voting day
An Indian election official distributes red roses to Christian nuns during voter registration in Ranchi on April 17, 2014Bangalore (India) (AFP) - India hosted its biggest day of voting on Thursday with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging headlines. "It's a very important election, as it will decide the country’s future, the idea of India and its philosophy," billionaire first-time candidate Nandan Nilekani told AFP in IT hub Bangalore. Congress, in power for two terms since 2004, is widely expected to lose to the resurgent opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi. The 63-year-old barrel-chested leader, chief minister of prosperous Gujarat state in western India, insists only he can revive the faltering economy.

Morgan Stanley profit soars on wealth management, trading
The corporate logo of financial firm Morgan Stanley is pictured on a building in San Diego(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported a 55 percent jump in first-quarter earnings as higher revenue from the bank's institutional securities business augmented another strong quarter from wealth management. Morgan Stanley's shares rose 2.7 percent to $30.70 in pre-market trading on Thursday. Morgan Stanley also said it would buy back up to another $1 billion of shares and double its dividend this year. Although volumes were lower across most fixed-income businesses, revenue from Morgan Stanley's fixed income and commodities sales and trading rose 13 percent to $1.7 billion.

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