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GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of ...

Masai giraffe dies after C-section at Ohio zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says a 6-year-old giraffe has died, four days after a cesarean section was unable to save her calf. A zoo release says the Masai giraffe, Cami, collapsed Saturday morning and was unable to rise. She died soon afterward. Initial bloodwork ...

Ohio murder convict gone 45 years now on “Most Wanted” list

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 75-year-old murder convict who escaped custody 45 years ago has been put on the U.S. Marshals Service "15 Most Wanted" list. The service says that Lester Eubanks was placed on the list Friday. He was convicted of the 1965 shooting and bludgeoning of 14-year-old Mary ...

Ohioans turn over 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans turned in 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs this fall during an effort to get rid of old and expiring medication. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration says Ohio had the fifth-highest amount among all states during the latest National Prescription Drug ...

Ohio election regulators to hear Libertarians’ debate claims

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Libertarian Party of Ohio contends it was unfairly excluded from a series of debates in Ohio's 2018 governor's race, and is scheduled Thursday to air its claims before state election regulators. The Ohio Elections ...

Kroger: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger Co. (KR) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $317 million. The Cincinnati-based company said it had profit of 39 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 48 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The ...

F-35 program expected to bring 400 new jobs to Ohio air base

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Congress members representing southwestern Ohio say Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will get at least 400 new jobs as it adds a mission related to managing versions of the F-35 strike fighter. The Pentagon's decision to base the F-35 Hybrid Product Support ...

Closing arguments expected in white nationalist trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. James Alex Fields Jr. is charged with first-degree murder and ...

Police: 2 women fatally stabbed; man questioned

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Police say two women have been fatally stabbed at a home in western Ohio and a man has been taken into custody for questioning. Xenia (ZEEN'-yuh) police say that there were four people in the home at the time of the stabbings around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police said there ...

Zoo suing for gorilla’s return asks for ruling without trial

By ANGIE WANG, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for an Ohio zoo suing a conservatory for the return of a gorilla are asking a judge to rule in the zoo's favor without going to trial. The Cincinnati Zoo sued The Gorilla Foundation in October for the return of the silverback ...