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  • Mumps cases approach 200 in central Ohio outbreak

    A mumps outbreak in central Ohio is approaching 200 confirmed cases.

    April 12, 2014

  • Ohio geologists link seismic activity to fracking

    State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

    April 11, 2014

  • Report finds Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies’ inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

    April 11, 2014

  • Future is unclear for report on Ohio death penalty

    Ohio’s capital punishment law would look much different if all recommendations from a committee studying it were put in place, death penalty supporters and opponents said Thursday while disagreeing with the proposals’ ultimate impact.

    April 11, 2014

  • Judge allows Ohio fracking lawsuit to proceed

    A couple who sued to try to stop shale gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory this week as a judge ruled their lawsuit can proceed.

    April 11, 2014

  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.

    April 10, 2014

  • APTOPIX Pets Wild Kit_Lind.jpg Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

    Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls “one of the last major problems” plaguing the animal welfare movement.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash

    A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, authorities said.

    April 10, 2014

  • Ohio committee makes 57 recommendations to update death penalty law

    The final report by a committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law makes 56 recommendations to update the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges, according to a copy of the report.

    April 10, 2014

  • Man pleads guilty to trying to buy 10-year-old girl

    Federal authorities say a northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he tried to buy a 10-year-old girl to engage in illegal sexual activity.

    April 10, 2014

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