Video: SC Trooper Threatened Taser Use On Lineman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspended South Carolina state trooper threatened to use a Taser on Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Sam Montgomery during a traffic stop last week for speeding. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter shouted directions at Montgomery...

Obama Lauds Former CEO As Right Choice To Fix VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency. A former Army captain, McDonald would...

Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest that leaks of methane could be a problem for...

Ohio Court Suspends Lawyer Tied To Bribery Scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the law license of a former bank lobbyist following his conviction in a bribery and money-laundering scheme under Ohio’s former state treasurer. Mohammed Noure Alo (NOR’-ee AL’-oh) now faces...

Businessman Guilty Of Just 1 Count In Finance Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire was convicted Monday by a federal court jury of witness tampering but was acquitted on more serious charges of illegally funneling campaign donations to two Republican politicians. Ben Suarez, 72, the owner of Suarez...

Businessman Guilty Of Just 1 Count In Finance Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire was convicted Monday by a federal court jury of witness tampering but was acquitted on more serious charges of illegally funneling campaign donations to two Republican politicians. Ben Suarez, 72, the owner of Suarez...

4 Arrested In Attacks, Burglaries Targeting Amish

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Deputies say three young men and a 17-year-old have been arrested in a spree of attacks and burglaries against the Amish in northeastern Ohio. The Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County sheriff’s office says the four were involved in a string of break-ins...

Dayton’s Air Show Attendance More Than Doubles

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Attendance at Dayton’s air show has more than doubled last year’s, when a fiery crash claimed the lives of two performers in an Ohio show that also was missing military participation. Air show spokesman Tim Gaffney estimates that attendance at the...

Ohio Businessman Convicted In GOP Donations Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has convicted a northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire of witness tampering in a case involving campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians. Seventy-two-year-old Ben Suarez of North Canton was found guilty Monday in federal court in...

Ohio Businessman Convicted Of Witness Tampering In GOP Campaign Contributions Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio businessman convicted of witness tampering in GOP campaign contributions case.