Butler County Times Gazette
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) " Outraged Oklahoma lawmakers said Thursday they'll move quickly to change a loophole in the state's forcible sodomy law after the state's highest criminal court ruled it doesn't apply to cases where the victim is unconscious or intoxicated. State Rep. Scott Biggs, a former prosecutor, said he was "horrified" by last month's decision and is drafting language that legislators could consider as early as next week. "I think the judges made a grave error, but if...

Updated at 6:54 PM

Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker's stake in cardiovascular care. Shares of North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott plunged, while...

Updated at 6:54 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. Cardell Hayes was also indicted...

Updated at 6:53 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless...

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DETROIT (AP) " Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person asked not to be named because...

Updated at 6:53 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The Latest on warrants served in a marriage fraud investigation stemming from the December terror attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Three people connected to one of the San...

Updated at 6:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the "Shrek," ''Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of...

Updated at 6:30 PM

MARSEILLE, France (AP) " French officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology. Ocean One, which looks like something out of a scuba-diving sequel to...

Updated at 6:29 PM

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) " A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters. Forty-two fiberboard drums labeled "SK IV Sanitation Kit"...

Updated at 6:14 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) " Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean. The male...

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) " A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple. Prosecutors say Ed Forchion (FOHR'-chuhn) was arrested...

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