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Wrestler reportedly said he is 'going home'

Operation helps woman to speak again after 11 years

A woman who was unable to utter a word for more than a decade has spoken of a "miracle" after her speech was restored in a pioneering transplant.

Ohio: Boy, 10, 'shot his mother after row'

A ten-year old boy suspected of shooting dead his mother may have argued with her beforehand about whether to carry firewood into the home, a sheriff's deputy said.

Ohio demolition error sends spectators running

A smokestack being demolished at an old power plant toppled in the wrong direction and sent spectators scrambling before knocking down two 12,000-volt power lines and crashing into a building which housed back-up generators.

Death toll from Ohio tornado rises

The death toll from a tornado in the US has risen to at least seven after storms unleashed a "war zone" of destruction in north-west Ohio.

Boxing: Pavlik outguns feisty Espino to retain WBC and WBO middleweight titles

Kelly Pavlik stopped challenger Miguel Espino in the fifth round to retain his WBC and WBO middleweight titles in front of a hometown crowd in Youngstown, Ohio, late on Saturday night.

Ohio executioners fail to find vein

A death row prisoner was driven to trying to insert lethal injection needles into his own arms after executioners spent more than two hours failing to find suitable veins.

Police chiefs arrested in Parker surrogate case

Two police chiefs suspected of snooping for tabloid fodder at the home of a surrogate mother for actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been arrested on undisclosed charges.

Three-year-old shoots himself dead

A three-year-old boy died after apparently shooting himself in the face with his father's gun, according to police in the US.

SXSW blog: Heartless Bastards and Harlem Shakes

I'm big into bluesy rock from Ohio these days! Dan Auerbach/The Black Keys are proudly from OH as are the Heartless Bastards. Singer Erika Wennerstrom has an unbelievable voice and they played some of my favorite songs off their new album, The Mountain, at the Paste Magazine party.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/the_campaign_trailers/2008/10/joe-the-plumber.html">US Campaign Trail: 'Joe the Plumber' goes global</a>

At the weekend Barack Obama was approached by Joe Wurzelbacher, a burly and bald small business owner and an unregistered Ohio voter, who is now famous as "Joe the plumber".

'Too fat to die' murderer is executed

A double murderer who claimed he was too fat to be safely executed was put to death by lethal injection today.

Strategy, timing and luck: why Clinton won

The television networks had just declared Ohio for Hillary Clinton and the crowd cramming the ballroom inside the Athenaeum in central Columbus was raising the roof. "I have only one thing to say," Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, almost crooned into the microphone: "I told you so!"

Richey reveals his suicidal thoughts after death row

Kenny Richey, who was released last week after spending 21 years on death row in the US, has said he has considered suicide more often since returning home to Edinburgh than he did during his time in jail.

11 children found locked in cages

Joan Smith: Why sexist George has got it wrong

I am tired of a knee-jerk, troops-out rhetoric which says the only solution is for foreign soldiers to withdraw
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