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1/9/2014 3:11 PM
School closings, delays for Friday
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1/9/2014 8:45 PM
Blast at Japan chemical plant kills 5
TOKYO — An explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan on Thursday killed at least five workers and injured 12 others, authorities said.

1/9/2014 6:50 PM
5.1 earthquake shakes Havana
HAVANA — A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck in the Straits of Florida off Cuba today, startling office workers in medium-rise buildings set swaying in Havana. There was no word of any damage or injuries.

1/9/2014 6:37 PM
Insane Clown Posse sues Justice Dept.
LOS ANGELES — Federal investigators have come down with a case of coulrophobia and now have to explain how the fear of clowns and their fans is not a violation of the U.S. Constitution: The Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop rap duo, and their fans, known as Juggalos, are suing the U.S. Justice Department for including them

1/9/2014 6:46 PM
Ohio asks judge to let execution proceed
COLUMBUS — The condemned killer of a pregnant woman waited too long to challenge the state’s untried lethal injection method and hasn’t shown he faces a substantial risk of harm from the two-drug process, attorneys for the state argued in court papers today.

1/9/2014 5:38 PM
Trapped trucker survives hours in subzero temps
INDIANAPOLIS — A truck driver is out of the hospital and heading home to Florida after being stuck under his semitrailer for hours in sub-zero temperatures in Indiana.

1/9/2014 5:04 PM
Homelessness agency's missing funds turn up
An elusive $98,000 the Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board owes the city of Toledo – which in November it claimed could not be found and wanted forgiveness for the debt – has turned up and will be handed over next month, the agency said today.

1/9/2014 4:59 PM
Obama unveils first 'Promise Zones'
WASHINGTON — Invoking his own personal story, President Barack Obama made a plea for bipartisan work to combat poverty and declared, after a 2013 marked by struggles and disappointments, that “this is going to be a year of action.”

1/9/2014 2:57 PM
Man, 2 women dead in Cincinnati shootings
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police are seeking a 29-year-old man in the slayings of a man and a woman in a home where there were two small children.

1/9/2014 11:00 AM
Multiple crashes litter I-75
Multiple crashes closed northbound I-75 in East Toledo and Rossford and southbound I-75 in North Toledo  today, authorities said.