Court: Reconsider New Trial For Ohio Killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision that a condemned Ohio killer should get a new trial in the death of a 3-month-old boy. John Drummond was sentenced to death for a baby’s slaying in a 2003 Youngstown drive-by...

Filing: Ex-official Sought Fake Birth Certificate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio ex-deputy treasurer demanded that his wife get him a fake birth certificate from Pakistan for a passport and threatened to harm her when she refused, according to a request for a protective order she filed. Amer Ahmad has also been verbally and...
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NY lawmaker charged with fraud, cites ‘witch hunt’

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm leaves federal court in New York, Monday, April 28, 2014. Grimm was taken into custody Monday to face federal charges following a two-year investigation of his campaign financing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm leaves federal court in New...

Cohen: Hamas must repudiate the anti-Semitism in its charter

Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day has passed. But then, as far as I’m concerned, it is always Holocaust Remembrance Day — a perpetual and frustratingly futile attempt to come to terms with murder so vast and incomprehensible it is like pondering what came before the...

Gerson: The payoff of a college education

In one of the lower policy points during the 2012 Republican primary campaign, Rick Santorum told a tea party group, “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.” It was a complex electoral maneuver: Take a fragile middle-class...

Rampell: Pity the cheerleaders. Really.

It’s hard to have too much sympathy for cheerleaders. They’re pretty, perfectly proportioned and popular. If they didn’t persecute you personally in high school, a Hollywood facsimile probably at least bullied one of your favorite fictional protagonists. Which...
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Editorial: Supreme Court should begin laying out privacy protections for smartphones

JUST HOW much does the Constitution protect your digital data? The Supreme Court is only just coming to grips with that question. On Tuesday, it will consider whether police can search the contents of a mobile phone without a warrant if the phone is on or around a person during...

$250K Bond Set For Ohio School Bomb Threat Suspect

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set bond at $250,000 for a man suspected of making a series of telephoned bomb threats to schools in northwestern Ohio. Investigators have said that 22-year-old Charles Tingler acknowledged making threats against schools in Oak Harbor,...

Former Browns Star Kosar Pleads To Lesser Charge

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar (KOH’-sar) has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge after blaming knee and ankle surgeries for not performing a field sobriety test during a traffic stop last year. Kosar had been charged with...
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AP PHOTOS: The loves Clooney left behind

AP Photo/Yui Mok After two decades of insisting he wouldn’t marry again, George Clooney has taken himself off the romantic market. The 52-year-old Oscar winner is engaged to Amal Alamuddin, a 36-year-old international law attorney. Clooney has been linked to many Hollywood...