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5/3/2014 7:43 PM
Spy plane caused shutdown
LOS ANGELES -- A U-2 spy plane caused a computer glitch at a California air traffic control center that led officials to halt takeoffs on Wednesday at several airports in the Southwestern United States and ground planes bound for the region from other parts of the country, NBC reported today.

5/3/2014 7:33 PM
Mortar fire kills at least 13 in Syria
BEIRUT -- At least 13 people were killed by mortar fire in government-held areas of Syria on Saturday, including central Damascus, a monitoring group and state media said, just days after President Bashar al-Assad said he would seek another term in office.

5/3/2014 2:34 PM
Ohioans can fish without license this weekend
COLUMBUS — Ohioans of all ages can fish free this weekend without a fishing license in any of the state’s public waters.

5/3/2014 2:14 PM
Ukraine presses rebels
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s security forces pressed their assault on pro-Russia militants in and around the separatist stronghold of Slovyansk today, even as the rebels freed seven European military observers and the Kremlin cited the deaths of dozens of people in Odessa as proof that Ukraine can no longer protect its citizens.

5/3/2014 1:43 PM
Cleveland man charged with 5 cold case rapes
CLEVELAND — An Ohio inmate serving an 11-year sentence for sexual assault has been charged with five cold case rapes between 1996 and 2010 and with killing one of those victims.

5/3/2014 1:37 PM
Man charged with murder of Toledoan
Toledo police have charged a 34-year-old man with murder in connection with a body being found run over by a train Friday night.

5/3/2014 1:24 PM
Southern Calif. wildfire 67% contained
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

5/3/2014 1:16 PM
44 tons of marijuana seized in Mexico
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s attorney general says investigators have seized 44 tons of marijuana in Tijuana across the border from San Diego, California.

5/3/2014 1:13 PM
GM CEO tells UM grads to quickly fix problems
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Work hard, be honest and address problems quickly so they don’t grow.

5/3/2014 1:10 PM
Longtime Minn. Congressman dies
MINNEAPOLIS — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning. He was 79.