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Bourn Out Again, Says He Could Return Thursday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn, who is out for the fourth straight game because of a tight left hamstring, said he could return to the lineup Thursday. Bourn ran the bases and took batting practice before Cleveland played the Twins on...

Economy At Heart Of Fall Race For Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic rival Ed FitzGerald will focus this fall in their campaigns on Ohio’s economic position and how that has hit or benefited workers and businesses in the state. Before Tuesday’s primary, the well-funded...

Economy At Heart Of Fall Race For Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic rival Ed FitzGerald will focus this fall in their campaigns on Ohio’s economic position and how that has hit or benefited workers and businesses in the state. Before Tuesday’s primary, the well-funded...

Speaker Prefers That Indicted Ohio Lawmaker Resign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House leader says he plans to again speak to an indicted state representative about resigning following the lawmaker’s failed primary bid. State Rep. Peter Beck of Mason lost his Republican race to real estate developer Paul Zeltwanger....

Ohio Senate Panel Makes Alternative Energy Changes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s alternative energy targets would be put on hold for two years as a legislative panel studies their impact under a compromise accepted Wednesday on a closely watched Senate bill. The mandates for state utilities to use energy sources including...

Friend Says He Trusted Georgia Coach In Investment

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A friend of Jim Donnan has testified that the former University of Georgia coach told him about an investment opportunity with high returns but didn’t pressure him into investing. But Nelson E. Bowers III testified Wednesday that the fact that Donnan told...

Man Mistakes Farmhand For Groundhog, Shoots Her

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff says a 79-year-old man accidentally shot and killed one of his farmhands after mistaking her for a groundhog as she lay in tall grass. Twenty-two-year-old Natasha Stover of New Philadelphia was shot once in the head Monday afternoon in...

Marathon suspect: Statements should be thrown out

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued Wednesday that statements he made to authorities after he was arrested should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds...

Marathon suspect: Statements should be thrown out

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued Wednesday that statements he made to authorities after he was arrested should be thrown out because he was questioned for 36 hours in a hospital room while suffering from gunshot wounds...

Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

Colorado lawmakers have approved a plan for the first financial system designed specifically for the burgeoning marijuana industry. The vote on Wednesday would create a network of uninsured cooperatives meant to give pot businesses a way to access basic banking services. The plan...