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States agree to cut pollutants behind Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 June 2015

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University of Minnesota will be regional Ebola center

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Medical Center has been named a regional treatment center for patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases, the state Department of Health announced Friday.

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Man sentenced to 30 years in Ohio Craigslist robberies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man who bought cars advertised on Craigslist and then stole the money back at gunpoint and kept the vehicles has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the scheme.

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Judge in Cleveland police shooting says race wasn't a factor

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge who found a white policeman not guilty in the deaths of two black people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire says race wasn't a factor in the case or his deliberations before the verdict.

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VA moving to extend benefits to some Air Force reservists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.

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FBI seeks man in sock hat tied to bank robberies in 3 states

CINCINNATI (AP) — The FBI is trying to identify and find a man dubbed the "Sock Hat Bandit" and linked to nine bank robberies in three states.

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Judge bars activist from entering St. Louis Zoo armed

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge is barring a gun-rights advocate from entering the St. Louis Zoo with a gun as he pledged to do this weekend.

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Former Ohio uranium plant site has emergency exercise

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Contractors cleaning up a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio are practicing for an emergency situation with a biennial exercise involving first responders.

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