SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. The North's official Korean Central News Agency on Friday denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. The expansion of the state-federal program has allowed 11 million lower-income Americans to gain health coverage. The Senate GOP bill would continue funding the coverage for slightly higher-income adults longer than the one passed earlier by the House, but would phase out federal support within seven years.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Deliberations in the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist have gone on longer than in his first trial. Jurors in Ray Tensing's murder retrial will get back at it Friday, their fifth day. They've deliberated nearly 26 hours, compared to 25 hours over four days before a November mistrial was declared.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A misunderstanding on social media caused panic in Ohio when restaurant-goers thought an iconic pizza and spaghetti restaurant was closing. While it is true that Luigi's Restaurant is closing, it is not the location in Akron. The Facebook post announcing the closing came from a store in Fife, Scotland.
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