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International court says it’s ‘undeterred’ by US threats

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan rights workers warned Tuesday that a blistering U.S. attack on the International Criminal Court investigating war crimes allegations will strengthen a climate of impunity in Afghanistan, prolong the war and embolden those committing acts of violence. In a speech ...

Attorneys question officer’s account of neighbor’s shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Dallas police officer who says she mistook his apartment for hers criticized the officer’s account, saying it was overly sympathetic and contradicted statements from neighbors. The officer’s account ...

Russia launches biggest-ever war games involving China

CHITA, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of thousands Russian troops swept across Siberia Tuesday in the nation’s largest ever war games also joined by China — a powerful show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid their tensions with the U.S. Moscow said the weeklong Vostok ...

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Toledo man indicted A Toledo man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury. Andre L. Holmes, 40, was charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records. Forced entry found at business Tiffin Police Department officers found forced entry at Stiney’s ...

Bank employees return to work in aftermath of fatal shootings

CINCINNATI (AP) — The husband of a bank executive who was shot at least 12 times publicly thanked police and emergency medical caregivers Monday for saving her life. With yellow crime tape still sealing off the lobby entrance, employees returned to work at the downtown high-rise that is ...

Democratic Ohio treasurer candidate touts civil rights focus

COLUMBUS — A state treasurer candidate in Ohio said Monday that he would use his role as the state’s investment chief to encourage a culture of diversity and a shift away from investing in for-profit prisons. Democrat Rob Richardson is the only black candidate on Ohio’s November ...

4 honored for genetic research and developing anesthetic

NEW YORK — Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed “milk of amnesia.” Winners of the $250,000 awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation were announced today. The prizes are to be presented ...

Trouble with purging

Dear Annie: Next month, I’m moving into an apartment that’s smaller than my current one. So in the meantime, I’ve been going through all of my stuff, trying to purge anything I don’t use. I have been donating a lot of clothes, books, DVDs, knickknacks and the like to Goodwill. I used to ...

Risks and myths of marijuana use

Dear Dr. Roach: I am absolutely convinced that marijuana is a serious health hazard. As the legalization of marijuana appears to be spreading, are you aware of any authoritative medical studies confirming the health hazards of marijuana and that it is a gateway drug to more-serious drug ...

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Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Newton-John says she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. The four-time Grammy winner, who will turn 70 Sept. 26, told Australian news program “Sunday Night” doctors found a tumor in her ...

Final regular season NASCAR race postponed by rain

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Persistent rain washed out the Brickyard 400 and delayed the conclusion of NASCAR’s regular season. Rain washed out the entire weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the final race before the playoffs was moved to Monday. It will run at 2 p.m., after the ...

High Tide: Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in AP rankings

Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide made its 106th overall appearance at the top of the AP rankings, which started in 1936, passing Ohio State for the most by any school. Alabama received a season-high 54 first-place votes from the ...

Fit to be tied

CLEVELAND (AP) — One week in and the Browns are still undefeated. Now that’s progress. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt ...

Grichuk injured, but Blue Jays top Indians

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto first baseman Justin Smoak figured teammate Randal Grichuk never saw it coming. Grichuk was injured in a bizarre collision with a security guard’s chair, and replacement Tesocar Hernandez hit a three-run homer as the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on ...

Dalton, Bengals spoil Luck’s return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cincinnati needed Clayton Fejedelem’s pinch-hitting skills Sunday. He delivered with the perfect swing. The Bengals’ backup safety jarred the ball loose from Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle with less than 35 seconds left in the game. Fejedelem scooped up the loose ...

It’s my party and I’ll buy cake if I want to

Dear Annie: I’m planning my birthday party. I’m renting out a room in a beautiful bar/event space downtown. I’ve got about 15 friends coming. Recently, in passing, I mentioned to one of my friends that I’d ordered a cake from a bakery for the occasion. She said, “You’re getting ...

Twist in colon is surgical emergency

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 75-year-old male with a family history of colon cancer. I have a colonoscopy every five years. The results usually show some polyps, which are removed and biopsied. After my most recent procedure, the doctor said I have a twisted, spiral intestine and he had never ...

Failing CDC letting infants die from infection

Last week, the horrific facts behind baby Melanie Sanders’ death finally came to light. Just 16 weeks old, she died after contracting a virus that raged through the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to a lawsuit filed by her family. Medical ...

Social networks are shutting out conservatives

Testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill last week, executives from Twitter and Facebook did little to assuage conservatives’ legitimate concern that they’re being unfairly censored on social media while liberal voices are given unfiltered access on the ...

‘Wake-up call’: 9/11 prompted some to move on to new lives

NEW YORK — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers. He ran through the 78th floor urging everyone to get out, thinking their skyscraper could ...