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House Democrats Re-elect Pelosi As Leader Amid Grumblings

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Wednesday, ratifying the status quo in a changing Washington despite widespread frustration over the party’s direction. That disenchantment manifested itself in 63 lawmakers supporting Pelosi’s...

Abdul-Jabbar, Brown, Russell To Receive SI Ali Legacy Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated magazine has chosen Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell to receive its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for their athletic careers and social activism. The Hall-of-Fame trio led notable African-American athletes in support of the late...

Juror Responses Raise Bias Questions In Ohio Police Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Newly released documents are raising questions about jury selection in the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop. A judge authorized the release Tuesday of redacted juror...

Trump Says Ohio State Attacker Shouldn’t Have Been In US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the 18-year-old Ohio State student who carried out a car-and-knife attack on his college campus “should not have been in our country.” It’s unclear from Trump’s tweet whether he thinks...

Ohio Day Care Worker Gets Life Sentence In Sex Abuse Of Kids

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio day care worker convicted of sexually assaulting six children has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Prosecutors say Heather Koon, of Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh), sent videos and photos of her sexually abusing children at two day...

House Democrats Re-elect Pelosi As Leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader. The California lawmaker, who has led the party since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan on Wednesday. Her win came despite disenchantment among some in the Democratic caucus over...

Ohio State Students Offer Support After Car-and-knife Attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University students are continuing to offer messages of support following an attack on campus that injured nearly a dozen people. All four panels of a two-sided board in the student union were filled with messages Wednesday, two days after 11...

Resident Kills Boy In Break-in; 2nd Suspect Charged In Death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 19-year-old suspect in a Cleveland home invasion has been jailed on a murder charge after his 16-year-old alleged accomplice was fatally shot by the homeowner. Cleveland.com ( ) reports the younger boy was shot in the head and the older teen was shot in the...

Self-driving Truck Is Part Of Ohio Announcement On Research

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A self-driving truck is scheduled to hit the road in central Ohio in conjunction with an announcement about new state investments to support researching that kind of transportation technology. Officials say the vehicle from self-driving truck maker Otto will...

2 Sentenced In Death Of Man Found In Sleeping Bag In Creek

TROY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple have been sentenced in the death of a relative after his body was found in a sleeping bag in a Kentucky creek. A Miami County judge on Tuesday sentenced 37-year-old Richard Terrel to 15 years in prison in the May 2015 death of 88-year-old William...