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Kentucky church cashes in a million coins
It started with a sermon about the value of a penny, and ended this week when three tons of them were delivered to a bank.
Officials: Let nature 'take its course' on dead whale
A dead whale, estimated to be about 54 feet long, lied sprawled across the beachfront after washing ashore over the weekend.
H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Eagles close season with sweep of Rockets
LINESVILLE — For the Conneaut girls volleyball team, Thursday night’s straight set 25-12, 25-15, 25-15 win over Titusville couldn’t have been scripted any better. On a night where the Eagles honored their four seniors — Hailey Lowery, Melanie Steigerwald, Brittany Shidemantle and Darian Bodnar, Conneaut also improved to 11-1 in the region — finishing the regular season in a first-place tie with Meadville.
Obama leads Romney in Halloween mask polls
With Halloween approaching, there may be another way to predict the election outcome: the popularity of Democrat President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney masks.
Obama has the Ohio atheist vote. Will it grow?
President Barack Obama's multiple references to Planned Parenthood in the second presidential debate showed how keen he is to sway female voters in swing states. He may have emboldened another demographic in the process, without making an overt appeal.
Maryland leans toward approval of same-sex marriage
Maryland voters are leaning toward legalizing same-sex marriage next month, something that has never happened at the ballot box anywhere in the nation, a new Washington Post poll finds.
DeGeneres receives Mark Twain prize for American humor
It's hard to remember now, but about a dozen years ago, Ellen DeGeneres was dead in the water.
The nice girl from New Orleans with the sunny disposition and the squeaky-clean comedy act had been a star with her own sitcom, "Ellen." But then she had come out as gay, such big news at the time that it landed her on the cover of Time magazine. Then her character on the show came out. Then she and her partner at the time, actress Anne Heche, were very kissy-kissy in public.
Opera takes hold in Mexico's dangerous cities
In high times and low, Mexicans turn to their music. To love, to lament, there's Mexican music for every occasion: poetic ballads, bouncy polkas, rodeo rancheras, plus goth rock, marimba, Mexican metal, you name it.
And then there's opera.
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