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5/14/2014 9:55 PM
Ohio House hikes taxes for shale drillers
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After years of debate, a tax compromise backed by the oil and gas industry cleared the Republican-led state House today amid criticism from Democrats who said it failed to adequately protect local communities and the environment and from Gov. John Kasich, who wanted a bigger tax hike.

5/14/2014 9:44 PM
Ohioan scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.

5/14/2014 9:26 PM
2 dead, 22 wounded in Thailand
BANGKOK — Thai authorities say explosions and an overnight shooting attack on anti-government demonstrators have killed at least two people.

5/14/2014 9:23 PM
Japan economy grows 5.9%
TOKYO — Preliminary data show Japan’s economy grew at a 5.9 percent annualized rate in the January-March quarter as companies and consumers stepped up buying ahead of an increase in the sales tax.

5/14/2014 7:55 PM
Protests in Vietnam turn violent
Protesters looted and burned factories at industrial parks near Ho Chi Minh City today in what is being called the worst outbreak of public disorder in Vietnam in years. On Tuesday, up to 20,000 people had been involved in relatively peaceful protests in Binh Duong province, according to the Associated Press, but smaller groups of men later ran into

5/14/2014 7:39 PM
Lebanese army cracks down on border
ARSAL, Lebanon — Syrian rebels from al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have kidnapped at least six Syrian refugees from unofficial refugee camps along the remote Syria-Lebanon border in the last two weeks, sparking a tough crackdown by the Lebanese army, which last week sealed off this city and arrested several local rebel supporters.

5/14/2014 7:17 PM
Brother: 'Sugar Man' director killed himself
STOCKHOLM — Malik Bendjelloul, the Swedish director of the acclaimed “Searching for Sugar Man” documentary, was widely known for his enthusiasm, kindness and high spirits — so the news Wednesday that he had taken his own life shocked colleagues around the world.

5/14/2014 7:07 PM
Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls
BAUCHI, Nigeria — Islamic militants again attacked the remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped, Nigeria’s military said today, resulting in a firefight that killed 12 soldiers and led angry troops to fire on a commanding officer.

5/14/2014 6:06 PM
Inmate assaulted at Toledo prison
An inmate at the Toledo Correctional Institute was taken to a local hospital today after an inmate-on-inmate attack, a prison official said.

5/14/2014 5:16 PM
Snyder signs safe sleep law
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law requiring hospitals to give materials to new parents about safe sleeping practices for infants.