OH Suspect Who Acted As Own Attorney Pleads Guilty

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio murder suspect who opened his trial acting as his own attorney has changed his mind and pleaded guilty. One day into his aggravated murder trial in Zanesville, Shaquille Davis pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of murder with a gun...

Maidan heroes get key posts in new Ukraine cabinet

Pro-Russian demonstrators march with a huge Russian flag during a protest in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Ukraine’s acting interior minister says Interior Ministry troops and police have been put on high alert...

Ohio Man Expected To Survive After 14 Shots

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a man is expected to survive after being shot 14 times. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that the 35-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after he was riddled with bullets in the arms, legs and body. The man’s...

Obama to meet Palestinian President Abbas in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to meet with President Barack Obama next month to discuss Mideast peace talks. The meeting will occur two weeks after Obama is set to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House....

Ohio Agency Examines Group-home Placements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report said child welfare workers should have known more about the violent background of a group home resident who has been charged in the slaying of a jogger in a central Ohio park. The report released Wednesday by Franklin County Children Services...

Ohio Man Gets Life For Killing Infant Son

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 31-year-old central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating his infant son. A judge in Columbus sentenced Johnnie Crockett III on Wednesday following his conviction earlier this month for murder and child endangering. He’ll...

Scenes of death in South Sudan: ‘No humanity here’

In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, rebels sit in the now-emptied hospital in Malakal, South Sudan. A week ago forces loyal to former vice president Riek Machar retook Malakal in a bloody assault that forced the government army to make what it labeled a tactical...

S African apartheid death squad chief seeks parole

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Does forgiveness lead to a better society? Or are some crimes so atrocious that the perpetrators should not be forgiven? South Africa faced these difficult questions after apartheid ended two decades ago, and confronts them again as the government...

OH Woman Was Speeding Before Car Went Into Creek

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A report says a 20-year-old woman was driving 60 mph in a 35-mph zone when she crashed through a guardrail and landed upside down in a northwest Ohio creek. The report by police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol also indicated that Bianca Bepler was wearing...

Another Cuban 5 spy released from US prison

MIAMI (AP) — A second member of the “Cuban Five” spy ring was released Thursday from a U.S. prison after spending more than 15 years behind bars. Fifty-year-old Fernando Gonzalez — known to U.S. authorities by his alias, Ruben Campa — completed...