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Occupy Cincinnati has changed the location of its first-scheduled occupation, which will take place 11 a.m. Saturday at Lytle Park rather than Sawyer Point, due to a previously scheduled event. (The Revolutionaries are respectful of other organizations' fundraising walks.) The occupation has no scheduled end time. Several unions in New York City have endorsed the protest and plan to join it today. Here's a live stream of Day 19 in NYC.—-

City Solicitor John Curp is displeased by COAST attorney Chris Finney's dumb lawsuits against the city, telling The Enquirer that the Laure Quinlivan investigation might cost the city tens of thousands of dollars.

He's trying to jump ahead of the city in looking into this," Curp said. "We're doing everything we can. I don't need Chris looking over my shoulder at the expense of taxpayers.

The Ohio Statehouse has installed six electric car charging stations in its parking garage, the first Capitol building in the nation to do so.

President Obama has signed something called a stopgap bill that will fund the U.S. government through mid-November. Certainly Congress will work everything out by then.

An Iranian graduate student at the University of Texas is on trial in Tehran, after Iranian officials arrested him in the airport after a short visit to the country. Omid Kokabee, 29, is reportedly accused of having relations with a hostile country and receiving illegitimate funds and faces 10 years in prison.

The private sector added more jobs in September than expected, but the government is cutting so many jobs that planned layoffs are the highest they've been in two years. At least we're getting more freedoms from it.

Have you been driving under the influence of alcohol less often since the recession started? You're not the only one. Try to keep it up once you get money again.

Reasons for the decline in alcohol-impaired driving are not well understood, but possible factors include less discretionary driving as a result of the current economic downturn … and possible changes in drinking location to places where driving is not required such as at home.

iPhone fans were disappointed yesterday when the company unveiled an upgraded iPhone 4 called the iPhone 4S rather than giving the nerds a brand new iPhone 5 design. Welcome to the party, Sprint! Good luck getting the phones banned in France and Italy, Samsung!

Keep laying off those cantaloupes. We know they're delicious, but seriously, DO NOT EAT THE CANTALOUPES.

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