Ex-Western Michigan Player Says Home Invasion Not His Idea

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A former Western Michigan University football player facing armed robbery and home invasion charges has testified the crime was his co-defendant’s idea. Nineteen-year-old Ronald George of Pittsburgh testified Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District...

Browns Release Quarterback Josh McCown

CLEVELAND (AP) — Veteran quarterback Josh McCown has been released by the Cleveland Browns. McCown went 1-10 in starts over two seasons with the Browns, who cut him Tuesday before he was due a $750,000 roster bonus in March. The Browns also released cornerback Tramon Williams....

Cincinnati Zoo Staff Caring For 3 Newborn Malayan Tiger Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Three Malayan tiger cubs are being cared for in the Cincinnati Zoo’s nursery. The zoo says the first-time mother’s maternal instincts didn’t kick in, raising the threat to the cubs that their body temperatures would get too low without their...

Judge Ponders Trial For Man Never Prosecuted In ’72 Shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors failed for 45 years to try the suspect in a 1972 shooting of an Ohio police officer, but that’s not reason enough to drop the case now, a prosecutor argued Tuesday. Defendant Charles Hays never formally requested a speedy trial despite...

Judges hammer attorneys on both sides of travel ban case

Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump’s travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government’s arguments that the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump botches murder rate

President Donald Trump looks at a figurine given to him by a group of county sheriffs, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s dark view of violent crime in America...

Order Expands Required C8 Testing Area

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an order expanding the area for required testing of water wells for the chemical C8. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2jZqBA1) that C8 was used for years to manufacture Teflon at...

Indians Bulk Up Strong Bullpen By Signing Lefty Boone Logan

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have signed left-handed reliever Boone Logan to a one-year contract. Logan’s deal includes a club option for the 2018 season. The 32-year-old pitcher appeared in 126 games over the past two seasons for the Colorado Rockies. He has a...

Rulings Could Shape Vegas Trial Of 6 In Bundy Ranch Standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Las Vegas is considering crucial rulings about what jurors will hear in the trial of six defendants accused of stopping U.S. agents at gunpoint from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. Jury selection continued...

Appeals court hammers on government arguments for travel ban

Baraah Alawdi, originally from Yemen, poses for photos next to an unidentified artist’s mannequin placed outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. President Donald Trump’s travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet...