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Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

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Iran's semi-official Fars news agency: Iranian commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in country's south.

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Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip Video included

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe.

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Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting Video included

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Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

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Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Danica Patrick speeding toward NASCAR's exit ramp

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Patrick races her final NASCAR event at Daytona 500 in 1st leg of 'Danica Double'. More>>

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

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The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses nationwide aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

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President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning. More>>

UPDATE: US Marshals arrest man accused of shooting and killing 4-year-old Akron girl Video included

US Marshals arrested the suspect on Corley Street, investigators said he was hiding in a residence. (Source Akron Police Department) US Marshals arrested the suspect on Corley Street, investigators said he was hiding in a residence. (Source Akron Police Department)
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US Marshals arrested the suspect on Corley Street, investigators said he was hiding in a residence.

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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets Video included

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Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

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1 arrested after traffic stop, standoff in Covington

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One man was arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop ensued a standoff at a residence in Covington. Police said officers attempted to stop 29-year-old Jared Derkson, but he fled on foot to his residence in the 1500 block of St. Clair Street.  During the foot pursuit, police said they saw Derkson carrying a black metal object they believed to be a gun. According to police, he was out on parole for second degree assault by use of a handgun. A perimeter was established aroun... More>>

SB 75 near Monroe reopens after injury accident

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I-75 southbound south of SR 63 is open after being closed for about an hour due to an accident involving a semi-truck and a Cadillac. 

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Business owner sees 'best weekend' during 'Black Panther' debut

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Disney said it estimates "Black Panther" will earn around $200 million during the weekend. Now, a local business is seeing a big boost in sales. "This is actually probably the best weekend that I've had since I have been here for 20-years," business owner Titus Nzioki said. Nzioki is from Kenya but has been living in the Cincinnati area for nearly 40 years. He owns an African attire shop, Kilimanjaro, in Clifton. Never has this small shop done as well as it ... More>>

KSP: Crash involving ambulance hospitalized 5 children, 3 adults Video included

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Officials say multiple people are injured after a crash on a U.S. highway involving an ambulance. Pendleton County Emergency Management said U.S. 27 was shut down near Liberty Ridge Road for nearly two hours due to the crash.

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Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

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Ilya Kovalchuk scored two back-breaking goals as the Russians outplayed, outhit and outclassed the United States in a convincing 4-0 shutout Saturday night as each team wrapped up pool play at the Olympics. More>>

7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

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A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago. More>>

Two hikers rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

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Emergency crews responded to a rescue call in the snow at a Warren County park Saturday. A county dispatcher said the Wayne Township Fire Department assisted in rescuing two hikers from Caesar Creek State Park. The dispatcher did not provide additional information. Officials from the fire department and the state park were not available for comment Saturday evening. Copyright 2018 WXIX. All rights reserved.  More>>

Center offers free parent coaching on school violence issues

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Parents having a difficult time discussing difficult news about recent school violence can reach out to Beech Acres Parenting Center. 

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Police: Gang member arrested for abducting, robbing 84-year-old

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Authorities have identified a suspect in an aggravated robbery and abduction in Symmes Township.

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School district: Principal loses everything in Hamilton Twp house fire Video included

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The Hamilton Township Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire Saturday morning and afternoon. 

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Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79

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Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the third-ranked Wildcats showed they're not ready to relinquish their reign in the Big East, beating No. 4 Xavier 95-79 on Saturday...

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Heavy rain is falling

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Bridge repair causes closure on SR 131 in Clermont County

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The Ohio Department of Transportation crews are conducting bridge repair work causing SR 131 to be shut down between Doublegate Drive and Highland Terrace until Monday night. 

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Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

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Lindey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G. More>>

State says more than 10,000 Ohioans hospitalized for flu

Thousands of flu-associated hospitalizations have been reported this flu season. (File) Thousands of flu-associated hospitalizations have been reported this flu season. (File)

The state Department of Health says nearly 11,000 people in Ohio have been hospitalized for influenza this flu season.

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1 injured in Hamilton house fire

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One person was injured in a Hamilton house fire Friday night. The Hamilton Fire Department responded to the house in the 300 block of N. 10th Street around 5:45 p.m.  Crews found heavy fire and smoke on the first floor where an adult female and adult male were able to escape. They told officials there was still an adult male who was unaccounted for. After crews were able to extinguish the fire, an extensive search was done and no victim was found. The adult male who esca... More>>

Reds' starter Anthony DeSclafani: "This is my time right now."

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Anthony DeSclafani is a lock for the Reds starting rotation and for the first time in a long time is 100 percent healthy, but this spring is about erasing the injury demons of years past.

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Japan's Hanyu wins skating gold, receives chorus of Poohs

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Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu made history at the Olympics on Friday night, setting off a hailstorm of Winnie the Pooh dolls.

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Flu testing machine gives doctors an advantage

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A new machine looks for the flu virus in a different way and is far more effective than conventional tests.

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Details emerge of Florida shooter's violent state of mind

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Group chat messages and past police reports are beginning to piece together Nikolas Cruz’s violent history.

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GOP House candidate continuing with AR-15 giveaway Video included

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A Kansas GOP Congressional candidate is going ahead with a promotion to give away an AR-15 despite accusations of being tone deaf.

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NKY teacher serves one-day suspension for alleged use of racial slur Video included

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A Northern Kentucky teacher served a one-day suspension Friday for allegedly referring to a student as a racial slur.

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Judge paves way for transgender teen to get hormone therapy Video included

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A Hamilton County judge has paved the way for a 17-year-old who wants to transition in gender to undergo hormone therapy. The case pitted the teen against his parents.

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NKY town makes Teen Vogue's list of 'unexpected' spring break road trip ideas

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Teen Vogue recently released a list of nine unexpected spring break road trip ideas.

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Think spring: An early look at the next three months

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Is it too early to think about Spring yet? 

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