For Trump: Kinder Words For Immigrants, One New Cabinet Pick

NEW YORK (AP) — Laying new groundwork for his presidency, Donald Trump chose retired Gen. John Kelly Wednesday to head his Homeland Security Department and offered newly sympathetic words for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as...

Lawmakers Aim To Add 20-week Abortion Ban To Heartbeat Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — GOP lawmakers hope to add a ban on abortions after 20 weeks to a bill on its way to Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. House lawmakers heard testimony about the 20-week ban Wednesday morning...

Clemson, Florida State Dominate AP All-ACC Team Selections

Clemson and Florida State dominated The Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team. The ACC champion Tigers placed nine players on the first team while four Seminoles were unanimous picks — running back Dalvin Cook, offensive tackle Rod Johnson, defensive end...

Trian, Hungry For More, Takes A Bigger Bite Of Wendy’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wendy’s shares are up almost 4 percent after Trian Fund Management increased its stake in the burger chain. The 3.7 million share purchase gives Trian, led by activist investor and board member Nelson Peltz, more than 23 percent of Wendy’s...

LeBron: No Statement By Not Staying At Trump-branded Hotel

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James says he was not trying to make a statement by not staying at a Donald Trump-branded hotel with the Cleveland Cavaliers, calling it a personal preference. James and some other players did not stay with the team at the Trump SoHo in lower Manhattan...

Ohio’s GOP Treasurer Plans Another Run For US Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican state treasurer Josh Mandel says he’ll again challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Mandel on Wednesday announced his campaign for the seat in 2018 that could set up a rematch of the 2012 Senate race in Ohio. He lost to...

Correction: Police Killing-UAE Citizen Story

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Dec. 6 about the police killing of a United Arab Emirates citizen, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the location of the city of Hudson, Ohio. Hudson is south of Cleveland, not north of Cleveland. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Ex-Speaker Boehner Compares Trump To Teddy Roosevelt

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) sees president-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” The West Chester, Ohio, Republican tells WCPO.com in Cincinnati ( ) that Trump is also...

Ohio Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Paying Teen Girl For Sex

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of paying a teenage girl for sex at least twice. A grand jury indicted Toledo officer Michael E. Moore Sr. on charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and compelling prostitution....

Judge Won’t Delay Trial Over Fire That Killed 2 Firefighters

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — At least for now, a judge has declined to delay the trial of a man accused of setting a fire that killed two Ohio firefighters. Ray Abou-Arab has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges accusing him of starting the 2014 fire in an apartment...