Kansas Forward Bragg Charged With Misdemeanor Battery

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged with one count of battery Friday after he was accused of pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs. The 20-year-old sophomore from Cleveland was taken into custody shortly after midnight, according to the...

City Releases Recording Of Ohio Officer Shooting Emirati Man

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio city where a police officer fatally shot an Emirati man who fled after a crash has released a recording of the officer yelling at him to stop and get down before firing what sounds like six rounds. The city of Hudson released the audio recording from a...

US Rig Count Up 27 This Week To 624; Texas Adds 17

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 27 this week to 624. A year ago, 709 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have curtailed exploration, although the rig count has been rising in recent weeks. Houston oilfield...

Senate Pushes To Avert Gov’t Shutdown Over Miners’ Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pushed to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats evoked President-elect Donald Trump in pleading for a more generous extension of health care benefits for retired miners. A key Democrat in the rancorous fight over...

The Latest: University President Praises John Glenn Legacy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the death of John Glenn (all times local): 2:40 p.m. An Ohio university president is noting the legacy of late alumnus John Glenn. Susan Hasseler (HASS’-uh-ler) took over as president of Muskingum University this past summer and quickly...

Fire Destroys Dining Lodge At Hocking Hills State Park

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed a dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. No one was hurt in the fire that began Thursday morning before the restaurant had opened. The Hocking Hills Dining Lodge sits at...

Hero-astronaut John Glenn To Lie In State In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early plans call for American hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio’s capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space. The public viewing at the Ohio...

Parole Board Rejects Mercy For Ohio Killer Of 3-year-old

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s prison parole board on Friday rejected mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. Ronald Phillips, 43, is the first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under...

McConnell To Coal-state Dems: Accept 4-month Deal For Miners

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coal-state Democrats who are threatening a government shutdown over health benefits for retired miners should “take yes for answer” and stop stalling a short-term spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. McConnell said he...

Could Familial DNA Crack Case Of Slain New York City Jogger?

NEW YORK (AP) — With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer’s relatives. The technique, known as familial DNA searching,...