July 31, 2015

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Ten things to know: Airliner debris found, officer charged with murder

In this March 2014 file photo, paper planes with personalized messages dedicated to people involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, are placed at the viewing gallery of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. DEBRIS FROM MISSING AIRLINER POSSIBLY FOUND The wing component is unique to the Boeing 777 — the same model as the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared last year en route to Beijing. 2. LEADER OF AFGHANISTAN TALIBAN Read More…

Things to know today: Gay scoutmasters, theatergoers laid to rest, immigrants

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., after being selected as the organization's new president. The Boy Scouts of America on Monday, July 27, 2015, ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHY USAF PUTS 4-STAR GENERAL IN COMMAND OF ITS NUCLEAR FORCE After years of missteps and scandal, the service is working to reinvigorate its Global Strike Command, in charge of 450 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles. 2. Read More…

Associated Press: 10 things to know today

A Lafayette Police Department vehicle blocks an entrance at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., following a shooting Thursday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LOUISIANA MOVIE THEATER SHOOTER IDENTIFIED Police say John Russel Houser, a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama, fired at least 13 times from a handgun during a showing of “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, killing three people — including himself— and Read More…

Life term suggested for peanut company exec in salmonella case

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Staff and wire reports Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors Read More…

Associated Press: 10 things to know today

A vendor of second hand goods waits for customers in the Monastiraki tourist district of Athens today. Greece's radical left-led government emerged bloodied but alive early Thursday from a key vote in parliament, which overwhelmingly approved new creditor-demanded reforms despite a revolt among hardliners in the main coalition partner. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GREECE CLEARS FINAL REFORM HURDLE BEFORE NEW BAILOUT TALKS Parliament approves fresh creditor-demanded reforms despite a revolt among hardliners in the main coalition partner. 2. TRUMP’S BORDER TRIP COMES AS GOP TRIES TO WOO HISPANICS The Republican Read More…

Cleveland activists announce national tour focused on police violence

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CLEVELAND — Activists and family members of those killed by police are launching a national tour asking Americans to choose a side in the debate over police violence. About 20 people gathered in Cleveland for the announcement Wednesday of the “Which Side Are You On?/Rise Up October” tour. It was held near the site where Read More…

Toledo judge wants to know if he can ‘opt out’ of same-sex weddings

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TOLEDO — A judge who refused to marry a same-sex couple said Wednesday that he wants to know if he can skip out of performing gay weddings altogether. Toledo Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell said he didn’t marry the couple earlier this week because of his personal and religious beliefs. Another judge was brought Read More…

Gov. John Kasich signs state budget, vetoes 44 items

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a $71.2 billion, two-year state budget that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income-tax cut. The Republican governor made extensive use of his line-item veto, striking 44 provisions from the sweeping spending blueprint before signing it Tuesday. Several vetoes targeted benefits provided large businesses Read More…

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage rights nationwide

Carlos McKnight, 17, of Washington, left, and Katherine Nicole Struck, 25, of Frederick, Md., hold flags in support of gay marriage as security walks behind outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015. A major opinion on gay marriage is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June.  (AP PHOTO)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their Read More…

Loudonville teacher accused of recording kids faces new charges

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A teacher accused of using a tiny spy camera to record his kindergarten students in the bathroom has been indicted on nearly 150 additional charges after his computer was further investigated. The indictment against 32-year-old Elliot Gornall, of Lorain, was filed late last week. It includes 86 new counts of illegal use of a minor Read More…