News
6:47 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Teacher Charged With Inappropriate Conduct

A former Buckeye Valley High School music teacher is due in court this week to face charges of having sexual relations with students.

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News
6:45 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Blaze Injures Firefighter

A Chillicothe firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation sustained while battling a blaze at a warehouse on Wednesday.

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News
6:41 am
Thu April 4, 2013

School District Removes Jesus Portrait

The Jackson City School district has taken down a portrait of Jesus because of concerns about the costs of defending the district against a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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News
6:36 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Lee Donates Guitar To Rock Hall

Rush bassist and frontman Geddy Lee has given one of his guitars to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in advance of the band's induction.

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News
6:31 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Bond Set For Suspect In Hilliard Slaying

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Hilliard man accused of killing his mother.

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News
6:28 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Yost Releases CCS Audit

The annual state audit of the Columbus City Schools is a mix of good and bad news.

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News
6:27 am
Thu April 4, 2013

State, Feds To Fight Food Stamp Fraud

The federal government estimates 766 million dollars, or one percent of food stamp benefits, are misappropriated because of fraud.

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Middle East
5:19 am
Thu April 4, 2013

As Egypt Negotiates IMF Loan, Food And Fuel Prices Soar

An Egyptian woman carries a cooking gas canister in Cairo on Tuesday. The government just raised the price of gas as part of an energy package needed to satisfy the conditions of a $4.8 billion IMF loan. Opponents say some of the conditions disproportionately hurt the poor.
Khalil Hamra AP

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 2:30 pm

Two years after the revolution, Egypt is in a deep economic crisis. It's running out of money to purchase crucial imports like wheat and fuel, both of which are subsidized by the government, and an infusion of cash is desperately needed.

While a delegation from the International Monetary Fund is in Cairo continuing negotiations on a $4.8 billion loan, Egyptians are strained by the rising costs of food — and the gas needed to cook it.

For Mosaad el Dabe, it's a disaster.

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Middle East
5:18 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Risks Increase For Humanitarian Aid Workers In Syria

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 6:29 am

David Greene talks to Muhannad Hadi, the World Food Program's regional emergency coordinator for Syria, about the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria. The civil war there has entered its third year, and last month was its deadliest.

Business
5:11 am
Thu April 4, 2013

For Right Price, You Could Own Buzz Aldrin's Toothbrush

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 7:00 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business is space memorabilia.

Heritage Auction house is selling items that have gone to the moon. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin's toothbrush could be yours with the right offer.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. The bidding for this toothbrush - I hope they disinfect it - it's a light blue, Lactona tooth tip brush. The bidding starting at $9,000. The auction house is actually hoping that buyers will offer more than that.

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