Court Considers Dismissal Of Ohio Judge’s Charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in southwest Ohio plans to rule on a juvenile court judge’s challenges to the charges against her. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel (NAY’-dul) has said he would rule Tuesday on pretrial motions in the case against Judge Tracie...

Ex-teachers, Pupils Question Ohio Charter Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former teachers and students at a string of charter schools in Ohio plan to question the state school board over its alleged inaction toward the facilities in the wake of mounting complaints. The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio...
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Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

In this photo provided by South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, smoke from a fire is seen Sunday, July 13, 2014, near Moccasin Hill, Ore. Officials say a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon has destroyed homes and forced dozens of evacuations. (AP Photo/South...
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VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

Allison Hickey, under secretary for benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, testifies to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing to review the Veterans Benefits Administrations progress in ending its disability compensation...
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Guardsman kills 2 people, self in northern Utah

Morticians and Logan City police officers remove one of two gunshot victims from apartment complex Monday, July 14, 2014, in Logan, Utah. Police say three people have been found shot dead in two different locations in Logan. Police say they responded to reports of gunfire at an...
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Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

The plane with the players of German national soccer team arrves at Tegel airport in Berlin Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Germany’s World Cup-winning team has returned home gtom Brazil to celebrate the country’s fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team’s...

Cespedes Wins Again, Beating Frazier In HR Derby

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night. Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999....
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Sidewalk memorial honors New Jersey cop killer

A pedestrian stands at a memorial to Lawrence Campbell, who allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Campbell was also killed at the scene after police officers returned fire. (AP Photo/John...
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Lightning deaths at national park concern visitors

Yangsook Chung, left, and Manlim Choi, originally from South Korea but visiting from Salt Lake City, where Choi is a visiting scholar at the University of Utah, take a snapshot along a short trail at a scenic overlook off Trail Ridge Road, above tree-line at Rocky Mountain...
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Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby

American League’s Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, hits during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) American League’s Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, hits during the MLB All-Star...