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Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff.

Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.

Judge denies Hernandez's request for dismissal

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home.

10 Things to Know for Today

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Calif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say the person who left porcelain dolls on doorsteps didn't mean any harm.

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay.

Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.

Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.

What Obama said then and now on super PACs

|Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

As President Barack Obama enthusiastically raises money for Democratic super PACs, he's embracing some of the same secretive elements of unlimited funding system that he long has railed against.