Stepmom Pleads Not Guilty In Scalded Boy’s Death; $1M Bond

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Defense attorneys have entered a not-guilty plea for an Ohio murder suspect accused of putting her 4-year-old stepson in scalding water as punishment the day before he was found dead. The charges against 24-year-old Anna Ritchie, of Franklin, also include...

Reservations in Dakotas, Washington selected for census test

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two Native American reservations – one in the Dakotas and another in Washington state – have been selected as test sites ahead of the 2020 census, as officials mull whether to ask for the first time about tribal enrollment. Standing Rock...

Thousands puff for legal pot at 4/20 parties throughout US

AP Photo/Haven Daley SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Marlene Manning was glad to be back in her native California on Wednesday for an annual 4/20 celebration, where reggae music played loudly and the smell of weed pervaded. The 50-year-old real estate agent just relocated from...

Documentary turns Disney-loving autistic man into a star

NEW YORK (AP) — Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later, and after countless rapt hours spent watching Disney animated movies, a word broke through....

LeBron scores 27, Cavs make 20 3s in Game 2 win over Pistons

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, J.R. Smith made seven of Cleveland’s NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavaliers opened a 2-0 lead in their series with a 107-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The top-seeded Cavs put...

Lonnie Chisenhall Activated From Disabled List By Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Cleveland Indians after recovering from a wrist injury. Chisenhall is playing right field and batting seventh Wednesday night against Seattle. He injured his left wrist during...

$2.6B Construction Budget Clears Ohio Senate, Heads To House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators have passed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds improvements to school buildings, roads, bridges and parks. The spending plan was introduced last week after months of negotiations and is likely to cruise through the Ohio Legislature....

$2.6B Construction Budget Clears Ohio Senate, Heads To House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State senators have passed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds improvements to school buildings, roads, bridges and parks. The spending plan was introduced last week after months of negotiations and is likely to cruise through the Ohio Legislature....

Ecuador hikes taxes as deadly quake compounds economic pain

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Rafael Correa announced Wednesday night that he is raising sales taxes and will charge a one-time levy on millionaires to rebuild cities devastated by Ecuador’s worst earthquake in decades. In a televised address, Correa said damages...

Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note, lawmaker says

AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same before they can get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex, according to a tongue-in-cheek proposal discussed Wednesday....