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  • High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

    High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:57:19 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences beca...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences beca...
  • Court upholds Ohio killer's death sentence again

    Court upholds Ohio killer's death sentence again

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:38:42 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally shot his girlfriend three decades ago while on parole for killing his wife. The court's decision in the case of Von Clark Davis of Butler County involved the third time Davis had been sentenced to death for the 1983 shooting of Suzette Butler. The Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Tuesday to uphold Davis' death sentence after a lower court also backed the sentence. The 67-year-old Davis was first convicted o...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally shot his girlfriend three decades ago while on parole for killing his wife. The court's decision in the case of Von Clark Davis of Butler County involved the third time Davis had been sentenced to death for the 1983 shooting of Suzette Butler. The Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Tuesday to uphold Davis' death sentence after a lower court also backed the sentence. The 67-year-old Davis was first convicted o...
  • Stoway teen's story raising eyebrows

    Stoway teen's story raising eyebrows

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:37:37 GMT
    Experts are questioning the veracity of a 16-year-old boy’s story after he said he stowed away in the wheel well of a plane and survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
    Experts are questioning the veracity of a 16-year-old boy’s story after he said he stowed away in the wheel well of a plane and survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
  • Pope Francis celebrates Easter at the Vatican

    Pope Francis celebrates Easter at the Vatican

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:07:49 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. So great were their numbers that they ...
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. So great were their numbers that they ...
  • Columbine tragedy marks 15 year anniversary

    Columbine tragedy marks 15 year anniversary

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:06:19 GMT
    Today marks 15 years since the shooting at Columbine High School. The tragedy happened on April 20, 1999. Two students opened fire inside of the high school, killing 12 students and one teacher before turning the gun on themselves. The town of Columbine held a memorial celebration to honor those who lost their lives 15 years ago during the rampage.
    Today marks 15 years since the shooting at Columbine High School. The tragedy happened on April 20, 1999. Two students opened fire inside of the high school, killing 12 students and one teacher before turning the gun on themselves. The town of Columbine held a memorial celebration to honor those who lost their lives 15 years ago during the rampage.
  • Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:20:03 GMT
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
  • Chrysler to build 3 new Jeep models in China

    Chrysler to build 3 new Jeep models in China

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:55:51 GMT
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.
  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:49:13 GMT
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
  • Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:34:47 GMT
    Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), has been mothballed. He began to make appearances for the fast-food giant in 1963. Although the company claims he still exists as a symbol
    Fast Food Icon, Ronald McDonald, being replaced as company spokesman by a Farmer Dirk.
  • All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:58 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will
    ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.
  • Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:06:21 GMT
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of them to talk about what they lost that day. But they're truly grateful for what was saved and many say they are amazed by the people and organizations working to help.
  • Former Ottawa Hills student testifies liquor store clerk did not ask for ID

    Former Ottawa Hills student testifies liquor store clerk did not ask for ID

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:07:26 GMT
    The trial began on Monday of the former liquor store employee linked to the death of Ottawa Hills teenager Brian Hoeflinger. The 18-year-old died in a drunk driving accident last year. 13abc's Christine
    The trial began on Monday of the former liquor store employee linked to the death of Ottawa Hills teenager Brian Hoeflinger. 
  • Doctor, grandson ID'd as 2 of 3 killed in Kansas

    Doctor, grandson ID'd as 2 of 3 killed in Kansas

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:37:22 GMT
    Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson. Will Corporon issued a statement saying
    Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson.
  • Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:45:10 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer
    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California.
  • Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

    Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:39:37 GMT
    Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Megan Huntsman lived
    Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.
  • Urgent hunt for bear that mauled woman in Florida garage

    Urgent hunt for bear that mauled woman in Florida garage

    Sunday, April 13 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-13 20:03:08 GMT
    The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches
    The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches to the head.
  • Was truck on fire before slamming into bus carrying high school kids?

    Was truck on fire before slamming into bus carrying high school kids?

    Sunday, April 13 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-13 19:19:28 GMT
    RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators are looking into a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened out-of-control across a freeway median and slammed into
    Federal investigators are looking into a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened out-of-control across a freeway median and slammed into a bus taking high school students on a college tour, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.
  • Estate sells for $120 Million

    Estate sells for $120 Million

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:48:33 GMT
    12-bedroom waterfront estate on 50 acres in wealthy Greenwich has been sold for $120 million.    Even though that's $70 million under Copper Beech Farm's initial listing price, real estate agent David
    Fifty-acre Connecticut estate sells for $120 Million.
  • Beef prices highest since 1987

    Beef prices highest since 1987

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:45:02 GMT
    The highest beef prices since 1987 are hitting the pocketbooks of home cooks and restaurant owners.    A dwindling number of cattle and growing export demand have tightened the supply and caused the average
    Beef prices are rising to $5.29 a pound, 24 cents higher than at the start of the year.
  • Fees may be shrinking your 401 (k)

    Fees may be shrinking your 401 (k)

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:42:30 GMT
    t's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.    And now a new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees - adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year - would erase $70,000 from an average
    High fees could erase $70,000 from your 401 (k) retirement account over 40 years.
  • Sebelius says healthcare rollout "terribly flawed"

    Sebelius says healthcare rollout "terribly flawed"

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:40:02 GMT
    Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the administration's own predictions that the new health care law's online sign-up system would be ready by Oct. 1 were "just flat out
    Outgoing HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius says rollout of Obamacare was "terribly flawed".
  • Obama and gender politics

    Obama and gender politics

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:36:59 GMT
    President Barack Obama and the Republican Party already are competing hard for the support of women in the November elections.    White House advisers say no group will be more important to Democrats'
    President Obama says unmarried women are key to Democratic victory and Republicans say that is a constituency they are trying to court themselves.
  • Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week for Christians

    Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week for Christians

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-13 14:57:35 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued
    Today Christians around the world are celebrating Palm Sunday. This is the final Sunday before Easter and marks the beginning of Holy Week.
  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:49:34 GMT
    A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.    The incident happened moments after
    Woman in federal custody after throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton during speech in Las Vegas.
  • Kissing Congressman from Louisiana not stepping down

    Kissing Congressman from Louisiana not stepping down

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:46:58 GMT
    Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.
    Louisiana congressman caught kissing staffer rebuffs Republican calls to step down. 
  • Bills aims to make sure students have full story about loans

    Bills aims to make sure students have full story about loans

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:10:58 GMT
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is working on legislation he hopes will help students make good decisions before they borrow money. Every year in the United States, about 20 million people attend college. More
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is working on legislation he hopes will help students make good decisions before they borrow money.
  • Dawn Brancheau and SeaWorld: Dream Big

    Dawn Brancheau and SeaWorld: Dream Big

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:24:38 GMT
    For the first time, the head of The Dawn Brancheau Foundation is speaking to a local news organization, 13abc, about the foundation she manages from her home in the Toledo area.
    For the first time, the head of The Dawn Brancheau Foundation is speaking to a local news organization, 13abc, about the foundation she manages from her home in the Toledo area.
  • Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

    Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:44:38 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that "The Colbert Report" host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that "The Colbert Report" host will replace Letterman when he retires next year.
  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:40:19 GMT
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices
  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:26:28 GMT
    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - An emergency official says several people were stabbed at a high school near Pittsburgh and a suspect has been taken into custody. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland
    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.
  • Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

    Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:49:36 GMT
    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have
    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have
  • UConn eyeing double championship

    UConn eyeing double championship

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-08 10:24:13 GMT
    It doesn't happen often, but tonight, the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team can do something its men's team did last night...and that's win a championship.  The men's team beat Kentucky
    Tonight, the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team can do something its men's team did last night...and that's win a championship.
  • Sex trafficking survivor speaks out on Capitol Hill

    Sex trafficking survivor speaks out on Capitol Hill

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:55:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – She goes by the nickname "T." Lawmakers call her one of the most courageous congressional witnesses they have ever met. "I became vulnerable for a man to basically sexually exploit me.
    She goes by the nickname "T." Lawmakers call her one of the most courageous congressional witnesses they have ever met.
  • Senate to vote on unemployment insurance

    Senate to vote on unemployment insurance

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:56:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two million people across the country have been without federal unemployment insurance benefits since December 28th, and for months some senators have been working on a deal to extend
    The Senate is almost at an agreement but the compromise is not a done deal yet. 
  • Evenflo recalls 1.3 million child seat buckles

    Evenflo recalls 1.3 million child seat buckles

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:08:39 GMT
    Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The National Highway Transportation
    Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The National Highway Transportation
  • Stern could replace Letterman

    Stern could replace Letterman

    Sunday, April 6 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-04-06 22:55:13 GMT
    Howard Stern is just one of the names industry spectators are floating around as a possible replacement for David Letterman.    At least for now, however, the longtime radio personality says his plate's
    Shock Jock Howard Stern is one name being tossed around as possible replacement for Late Night host David Letterman.
  • Prison products creating profits

    Prison products creating profits

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:40:55 GMT
    From toilet paper and license plates to processed meat and furniture, products made by Ohio inmates are becoming increasingly profitable as the state's prisons act more like private businesses.    In fiscal
    Products made by Ohio prisoners are becoming more profitable as the state operates prisons more like a business.
  • Nirvana singer Cobain remembered 20 years later

    Nirvana singer Cobain remembered 20 years later

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:35:43 GMT
    Two decades after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself in Seattle, fans flocked to the home where he died to pay homage to the influential rocker.    Fans came from nearby cities like Portland,
    Fans remember former Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain 20 years after his suicide.
  • "Pulse" detected in search for missing Malaysian plane

    "Pulse" detected in search for missing Malaysian plane

    Saturday, April 5 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-05 19:10:27 GMT
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - Malaysia vowed Saturday that it would not give up trying to find the missing jetliner and said a multinational investigation team would to try to solve the aviation mystery, as
    Authorities are racing against time in the search for the missing Malaysia plane. Early Saturday, a Chinese ship reportedly heard a "pulse" in the ocean, but it's unclear if it could be signs of the missing airliner. The black boxes batteries could die as early as tomorrow, making a search mission even more challenging.
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  • Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 08:54:59 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday as government forces appeared to be...
  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 08:24:52 GMT
    Police in Afghanistan say a security guard has opened fire in a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners and wounding one other person.
    An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said.
  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:54:36 GMT
    Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the...
    Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked,...