Lawyer: Ohio Ex-governor’s Record Wasn’t Expunged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio watchdog’s office will consider reissuing its report on a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal after inaccurate information suggested then-Gov. Bob Taft’s criminal record was expunged. The top lawyer for Inspector General Randall Meyer said...

GOP Visits Cincinnati, A Potential Convention Site

CINCINNATI (AP) — A team checking potential sites for the 2016 Republican National Convention has visited Cincinnati, one of two Ohio cities still in the running as a possible host. WLWT-TV ( ) reports the team toured US Bank Arena and Great American Ball Park among other sites...
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Forecasters downplay 3rd-day dire predictions

Destroyed automobiles and remnants of homes cover the ground in a south Louisville, Miss., neighborhood, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over two days flattened homes and businesses, and killed dozens from the Midwest to...

Native Americans Pressing Nike To Ax Chief Wahoo

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Native American group is calling on Nike Inc. to stop producing and selling products that feature the Cleveland Indians’ mascot Chief Wahoo, which it calls a “grotesque caricature” of modern Indians. The logo, which appears on some team...

Reds’ Chapman Ready For Rehab Stint In Minors

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw 25 pitches during batting practice on Tuesday, passing the final test before he can begin a rehabilitation stint in the minors. Chapman likely will pitch at Class A Dayton on Thursday in his first time in a game since suffering...
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Oklahoma inmate dies after execution is botched

This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two...
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Lao activist missing 500 days, wife seeks answers

FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, Sombath Somphone of Laos is seen in Manila. Five hundred days after Laos’ most prominent civil rights advocate went missing at a traffic police checkpoint in the capital Vientiane, his wife said Tuesday she remains completely...
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No NBA owners saying they’ll side with Sterling

AP Photo/Kathy Willens MIAMI (AP) — A majority of NBA ownership groups reached Tuesday by The Associated Press say they will vote to force embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his club. The teams were then contacted by The Associated Press on the...

Man Gets Prison Term For Scamming Air Charter Firm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man is headed to prison for posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides. Dante Dixon, a 46-year-old Miami resident who also lives in Akron, Ohio,...

Plotter recalls al-Qaida brainstorming targets

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoe-bomb plotter Saajid Badat admits he was once in the thick of al-Qaida’s plans, winning a hug from Osama bin Laden for his quest to blow up a U.S. plane in midair and brainstorming with the self-professed architect of the Sept. 11 attacks about...