August 3, 2015

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Things to know: Beijing to host 2022 Olympics, Cecil the lion’s killer sought

Residents celebrate after Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held in northern China's Hebei province on Friday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NETANYAHU CALLS ISRAELI ATTACK ON PALESTINIANS ‘TERROR’ Suspected Jewish extremists attack a Palestinian village in the West Bank and torch two homes, killing a toddler and critically wounding his 4-year-old brother and parents. 2. CECIL THE LION’S Read More…

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…

Leaders hope to draw 2016 RNC attendees to Medina County

Mike Mulhall, Vice President of Parnerships at Deistination Cleveland, spoke with community leaders Wednesday morning at Root Candle in Medina. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Businesses and government leaders are hoping to showcase Medina County for the flood of visitors expected next year during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. More than 16,000 hotel rooms are expected to be needed to host attendees, politicians, the media and members of the general public in July 2016. By next summer, Cleveland only 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…

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…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks GOP nomination for president

Gov. John Kasich pauses before announcing his run for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University on Tuesday in Columbus. (AP PHOTO)

Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday made his campaign for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination official, citing his experience, his family and his campaign work for former President Ronald Reagan. At a speech at Ohio State University, his alma mater, Kasich spoke about his work as a legislator in the Ohio House and then in Read More…

Farmers sought to join lawsuit over GMO corn

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A San Antonio, Texas, lawyer stopped in Brunswick on Friday during a tour of the Corn Belt in search of farmers who have seen their corn income drop in recent years. Attorney Mikal Watts alleged at the 10:30 a.m. meeting at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center that corn prices have suffered because of Read More…

Medina County raptor sanctuary keeps America’s living symbol strong

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Perhaps it was fitting that special caregiving for a bald eagle at the Medina Raptor Center took place as the July 4 holiday approached. “We recently cared for a young bald eagle who is about 8 weeks old right now,” said Laura Jordan, executive director of the center, on Thursday. “We just shipped him off Read More…