Concerns aside, executions persist in some states

This undated photo made available by the Georgia Department of Law Enforcement, shows Marcus Wellons. Wellons is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He has a clemency hearing before the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday. But if his execution goes forward...
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Concerns aside, executions persist in some states

This undated photo made available by the Georgia Department of Law Enforcement, shows Marcus Wellons. Wellons is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, June 17, 2014. He has a clemency hearing before the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday. But if his execution goes forward...

Wife Pleads Guilty In Case Of Poisoned Ohio Judge

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio judge’s wife accused of trying to poison him with antifreeze has pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault. Carla Hague was charged last year with using the chemical in September to try to poison her husband, Ashtabula...

Police Close Bus Driver Shooting Case As Unfounded

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say evidence and testing didn’t support an Ohio bus driver’s report that he was shot and stabbed in an attack by three men and that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets. Chief Richard Biehl (BEEL) said Wednesday that Dayton...

Ohio Police Suspect Bad Heroin In 5 Drug Deaths

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron police in northeast Ohio say at least five heroin overdose deaths in the past two weeks may have been caused by a bad batch of drugs. A statement from the department says a 31-year-old Akron man and a 58-year-old man from Largo, Florida, were found dead...
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BRAZIL BEAT: Pros playing pickup game on the beach

Brazil’s Oscar, right, passes the ball as Mexico’s Marco Fabian closes in during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Brazil’s Oscar, right,...

Indians OF Brantley Diagnosed With Concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley has been diagnosed with a concussion and will likely be out of the lineup until Saturday. The concussion was diagnosed when Brantley had tests Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic. He was injured trying to break up a double play...

Great Lakes Mayors Want Tougher Oil Shipment Rules

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An organization representing mayors of cities in the Great Lakes region says the U.S. and Canada should do more to protect the environment from oil spills. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative approved a resolution on the matter Wednesday...
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US Patent Office finds Redskins’ name offensive

A Washington Redskins football helmet lies on the field during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday, June 18, 2014, that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that...