Defense: Abusive Upbringing Led Ohio Man To Kill 3 Women

CLEVELAND (AP) — Defense attorneys for an Ohio man convicted of killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags say an upbringing that included “generations” of abuse left their client without a moral compass. A Cleveland jury began hearing...

Navy SEALs invite public to honor fallen SEAL killed in Iraq

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy SEALs are inviting people to line the streets in the military town of Coronado on Friday to honor the special warfare operator killed in Iraq. Charles Keating IV, who grew up in Phoenix, is the third service member to die in Iraq since U.S....

Air Force general is 1st woman at top-tier US combat command

DENVER (AP) — The Air Force has just two female four-star generals, and one is about to become the first woman to head a top-tier U.S. warfighting command, but that may not be the most remarkable thing about her. Gen. Lori J. Robinson takes over the North American Aerospace...

Arrest of Tennessee children exposes flawed juvenile justice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer tried to prevent the arrests that would embroil his department in a national furor over policing in schools, but his colleagues and supervisors refused to change course. They insisted on arresting children as young as 9...

House, Senate hope to craft quick anti-drug abuse compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ready to start crafting compromise legislation addressing the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, which should be an easier lift than other issues facing lawmakers. The reason: Both parties have an election-year incentive to show they’re...

Ohio Sorority Sisters Describe Finding Discarded Baby

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Former sorority sisters have testified about finding the body of a newborn baby that allegedly was put into a trash bag and discarded by an Ohio college student last year. The Zanesville Times Recorder ( ) reports that one of the women testified in court...

Tokyo 2020 bid: Payments were ‘legitimate’ consulting fees

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics acknowledged Friday making payments to a firm in Singapore, but said the funds were for legitimate consulting fees and maintained that all bid activities were “fair and correct.” In the...

Ohio Mom Pleads Guilty In Toddler’s Heroin Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says an Ohio mother faces up to 11 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the heroin-related death of her 14-month-old daughter. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says 32-year-old Erica Maria Barley...

Kings Island And Cedar Point Opening For The Season

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A sure sign that spring has arrived is opening day at Ohio’s two major amusement parks. Cedar Point and Kings Island open for the season at 10 a.m. Friday. Cedar Point, in Sandusky, and Kings Island near Cincinnati are nationally known for their roller...

Bad driver denied gun permit in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who works for a private security company cannot get a permit to carry a handgun because of his driving record. An appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court that found allowing Rahman Idlett to carry a weapon was “against the...