Ohio man pleads guilty to hate crime in attack on black man

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge for beating a black stranger he and another white man saw on the street and attacked because he was black.

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Duke company agrees to plead guilty in Ohio River oil spill

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities say a Duke Energy subsidiary has agreed to plead guilty to negligent discharge of fuel oil and pay a $1 million fine plus restitution for a 2014 spill into the Ohio River near Cincinnati.

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Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a blow to the Obama administration's labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season.

  • Written by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press