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US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

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U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had... More>>

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

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By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Auto Writer As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping... More>>

Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

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CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law. The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition says the designation of homeless people as a protected group would enhance penalties for offenders and help deter attacks. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that homeless coalition executive director Josh Spring says the proposal comes on the heels of the beating of a homeless man last weekend. Spring said one of the t... More>>

Man, woman killed as 2 girls slept in Pa. unit

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Police say gunshots killed a man and a woman whose two daughters were sleeping in another room of their northwestern Pennsylvania apartment. The Erie Times-News reports that the deaths of the 62-year-old man and 45-year-old woman are being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide. Officers called to the Erie apartment at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday were questioning another adult female who was also present at the time. Police chief Randy Bowers said the man who was killed was... More>>

Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean

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Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean. More>>

Fired band director says he fixing vulgar culture

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The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change its sexualized culture when he was dismissed. More>>

Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

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MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-... More>>

Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

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KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton found as many as 300 so-called "fancy" or "pocket" pet rats in the studio apartment in Kettering after responding to a complaint Thursday morning. Humane Society official Sheila Marquis tells the Dayton Daily News the animals make great pets for children but breed rapidly if they aren't spayed a... More>>

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

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United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak. More>>

Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

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A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said. More>>

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