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Schlitterbahn, Cedar Fair enter $261M water park sale deal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas-based water park company on Thursday announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and will also give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a 10-year-old boy was killed nearly three years ago.
Schlitterbahn said in a news release it sold a water park and resort in New Brau ... (full story)

Ohio ranks 21st for nursing home complaints

A new analysis shows that Ohio's nursing homes are in the middle of the pack nationally based on the number of complaints per facility.
The Senior List ranked Ohio No. 21 based on most complaints per nursing home facility last year.
The state averaged 8.37 complaints per facility, costing its nursing homes $1.2 million in pena ... (full story)

Market awarded $44M in racism dispute with Oberlin College

Market awarded $44M in racism dispute with Oberlin College

CLEVELAND (AP) — Owners of a market in a famously liberal town were awarded $44 million in damages last week in their lawsuit claiming Oberlin College hurt their business and libeled them in a case some observers said embodied racial hypersensitivity and political correctness run amok.
A jury in Lorain County awarded David ... (full story)

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region's biggest countries are changing that doesn't necessarily translate into a broader societal shift toward acceptance.
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Man's deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal court ruled Thursday that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported, a rebuke that may influence how immigration authorities target factories and offices.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents stormed the premis ... (full story)