Butler County Times Gazette
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CLEVELAND (AP) " Cleveland's safe and successful turn as host of the Republican National Convention has helped establish it as an ideal location for large events but also a city that people will consider when deciding where to live and do business, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday. "It really puts us in a different light with a different image," the mayor said at a news briefing. Police reported a total of 24 arrests during the four-day convention that ended Thursday...

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After 40 years helping some of the greatest gymnasts of all time soar to Olympic gold " from Nadia Comaneci to Mary Lou Retton to Nastia Liukin " Martha Karolyi is ready to say goodbye. The U.S. women's national team coordinator is retiring after...

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MUNICH (AP) " A manhunt was underway Friday for a shooter or shooters who opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, killing six people and wounding others, police and media reports said. The city transit system shut down and police asked people...

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A year away from golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, IOC President Thomas Bach said it would be good if the sport had a wide range of players from as many countries as possible competing for medals. And that's what it...

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Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe said Friday that comments she made concerning Caster Semenya have been misrepresented after stating in a radio interview that the South African's current dominance in the 800 meters is "no longer...

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Kohei Uchimura has nothing left to prove. The only question surrounding the effortlessly elegant 27-year-old is if he is the greatest male gymnast of all time. Another Olympic all-around title to bookend the one the Japanese captured in...

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) " The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification of a minor seeking an abortion. The court found the law, approved by voters in 2010, violates the state Constitution and cannot...

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MIAMI (AP) " A civilian contract worker has become the first person with a confirmed case of Zika on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after being diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus following a trip to Jamaica, the Navy said...

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MOSCOW (AP) " The International Olympic Committee is weighing up whether to ban Russia from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro after revelations of a massive doping cover-up, but relations between the two were once much sunnier. When IOC...

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Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk thinks his sport will give the Olympics a big lift if it's added to the 2020 Tokyo Games. "There are more participants in skateboarding than most sports so I feel like they (the Olympics) need our credibility...

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