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Fewer Ohioans getting GEDs after price of test triples
COLUMBUS — The number of Ohioans receiving their GED has plummeted in recent months following price increases and test format changes.

Published 2 hours ago
Stonie tops Chestnut in hot dog eating contest
NEW YORK — Matt Stonie upset Joey “Jaws” Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory.

Published 2 hours ago
Russia's Putin sends July 4 greetings to Obama
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States can work together to find solutions to international problems.

Published 3 hours ago
Mich. buying 14,000 plants on I-696 to replace dead ones
WARREN, Mich. — The state is defending the purchase of thousands of new plants along Interstate 696 in suburban Detroit after many installed on steep slopes two years ago didn’t survive.

Published 3 hours ago
Calif. police kill 3 men in 2 days
LANCASTER, Calif. — Police have confronted and killed three men in two days in Southern California.

Updated 3 hours ago
Thefts of mowers on rise
The theft of a lawn mower has not stopped James Bolden from doing his job.

Updated 3 hours ago
Letters bind local family, WWII vet
For years, the Bleau family has visited Willow Cemetery in Oregon, scouring headstones for a name.

Published 4 hours ago
U.S. celebrates 239th birthday
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe:

Published 4 hours ago
Pilot in Colo. medical helicopter crash dies, 2 injured
FRISCO, Colo. — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Colorado on Friday has died, but a flight paramedic and flight nurse aboard the crash are being treated at Denver-area hospitals and are expected to survive.

Published 4 hours ago
Benedict XVI honored for devotion to church music
VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an “encounter with the divine,” saying listening to Mozart helps him experience “very deeply the Lord’s presence.”




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