Strange News
10:24 am
Tue July 17, 2012

'Cluster Balloon' Daredevils Attempt Record Flight

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 12:17 pm

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The Two-Way
10:19 am
Tue July 17, 2012

In 'Dour' Report, Fed's Bernanke Says Economy Has Decelerated

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 2:10 pm

"The U.S. economy has continued to recover, but economic activity appears to have decelerated somewhat during the first half of this year," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress this morning in testimony prepared for his semiannual report on economic conditions and monetary policy.

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The Two-Way
10:01 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Dutch Police Join Investigation Into Needles Found In Delta Sandwiches

A Delta Air Lines jet being serviced last year by Gate Gourmet caterers in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 3:22 pm

"Police at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport say they still do not know how needles got into turkey sandwiches on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States, but are investigating," The Associated Press reports.

As The Wall Street Journal writes:

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News
9:44 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Council approves land swap with Columbus Schools

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation related to the city's Southern Gateway Initiative. 

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News
9:42 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Asian Carp DNA found in Lake Erie

Officials say a three-day sweep turned up no Asian carp in Chicago's Lake Calumet, where DNA had been found repeatedly in recent months. 

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News
9:40 am
Tue July 17, 2012

New business filings increase

The Ohio Secretary of State's office reports fillings for new businesses are up.  

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9:38 am
Tue July 17, 2012

County getting state money to demolish abandoned homes

Hundreds of vacant houses will soon be demolished across Franklin County.  The County will receive more than eight-million-dollars from the Ohio Attorney General's office as early as next week to raze houses that are abandoned and tax delinquent.  The money is being passed out by the Franklin County treasurer's office, in an effort to improve property values. 

News
9:37 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Air quality alert in effect Tuesday in Central Ohio

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for today. The agency says hot weather in the region will combine with pollutants from vehicles and factories to create unhealthy levels of smog in the air. The elderly, children and those with breathing difficulties are asked to monitor and limit their outdoor activities.  

News
9:36 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Bond set for man charged with striking Columbus police officer

Bond is set at 15-thousand dollars for the man accused of striking a Columbus police officer and a woman with an SUV on Sunday. 41-year-old Alphonso Jennings III allegedly struck police sergeant Steve Livingston and Morgan Salisbury on the ramp from I-71 north to I-270 west while Livingston responded to a report of a crash. Both remain hospitalized. Prosecutors say Jennings was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time.

News
9:35 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Columbus Police shooting more people this year

Newly released Columbus police data shows there have been 12 officer-involved shootings so far this year, as compared with 20 in all of last year. Suspects were killed in four of the shootings, including two this past weekend. Police and city officials say the number of officer-involved shootings will drop when stronger gun laws are in place. 

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