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By By JULIE CARR SMYTH | February 28, 2015 9:48 am
Finding Ohio State band director replacement taking time
  • Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 9:48 am
    As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations.
  • Retired Goodyear blimp gondola joins Cleveland exhibit
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 9:24 am
    The gondola of the decommissioned Spirit of Goodyear blimp has landed at its new home in a Cleveland historical society exhibit.
  • UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 9:12 am
    The U.N. children's agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country's military.
  • Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 8:32 am
    A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.
  • Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 8:18 am
    Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.
  • Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 4:36 am
    Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.
  • Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 2:24 am
    Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature -- and a nuisance -- for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:
  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 11:42 pm
    Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes.
  • Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 10:06 pm
    Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:-- Feb. 27, 2015: Federal police capture Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of world's most-wanted drug lords who once terrorized Michoacan...
  • US appeals court: Marathon bombing trial can stay in Boston
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 9:54 pm
    The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
  • Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 9:18 pm
    A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.
  • Cruz tells anti-tax group 'No' to Common Core in schools
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 9:01 pm
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program.
  • Some Mexicans to be given another chance to stay in US
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 8:48 pm
    Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
  • La. teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 8:12 pm
    One Louisiana teen has been charged with assault and another with saving the day: The first knocked a school bus driver unconscious and the second prevented the bus from crashing.
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