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Updated 38 minutes ago
Springfield voters to see multiple levies
If Springfield voters deny a school levy request next month, they can expect to see two levies on the ballot in November.

Published 43 minutes ago
Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'
WASHINGTON — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the

Updated 49 minutes ago
Autopsy of student inconclusive
An initial autopsy on the body of Cory Barron, a 22 year old from Fremont who went missing on Friday, could not determine his cause of death, an official at the Lorain County Coroner's Office said Wednesday.

Published 2 hours ago
U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants today near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.

Published 2 hours ago
2 bombs kill at least 39 in north Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria — Bomb blasts that appeared to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people today, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security.

Updated 2 hours ago
GM issues 6 more safety recalls
DETROIT — General Motors issued six more recalls today, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.

Published 2 hours ago
Ohio State performs its 400th heart transplant
A 67-year-old Springfield woman became the Wexner Medical Center’s 400th heart transplant recipient last week.

Published 3 hours ago
Lawyer: porch shooter feared for his life
DETROIT — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of “boom, boom, boom” pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements today.

Published 4 hours ago
Senate agrees on $11B highway funding
WASHINGTON — The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.

Published 4 hours ago
$148M metal research center set for Detroit
DETROIT — The headquarters of a federally funded metals research program that President Barack Obama announced earlier this year is slated to open this fall in Detroit.