• Proposed bill would require Ohioans be at least 16 1/2 for driver's license

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A bill before the Ohio Legislature requiring teenage drivers under 18 years old to use their learner's permits for a full year would mean minors would have to be at least 16½ before they could get their probationary driver's license.The legislation proposed by State Representatives Gary Scherer and Michael Sheehy aims to give young drivers more experience behind the wheel before they are eligible to get their license. Ohioans now can get a permit at 15 years and
  • 2 killed, 1 injured in Miami Beach boating crash

    MIAMI (AP) — Two people have been killed and one has been injured after a boat crashed against a Miami Beach jetty and capsized.Rescuers continue to search for a possible fourth passenger.News outlets say Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews found one person on the rocks who was going in and out of consciousness. They transported the victim to an area hospital.Two passengers were found on the rocks as well but had already died when rescuers arrived.The crash happened on the same channel where Miam
  • Renamed nation has 1st presidential vote as North Macedonia

    SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Voters in North Macedonia had another chance to give an opinion on their country's new name as they cast ballots in a presidential election Sunday that was seen as a key test for the center-left government that negotiated the name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece.Three university professors were vying for the largely ceremonial presidency. Outgoing President Gjorge Ivanov, who couldn't seek re-election due to term limits, tried to d
  • President attends Easter service following slew of tweets

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is using Easter morning to offer condolences to the people of Sri Lanka, continue his attacks on special counsel Robert Muller's investigation and attend service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea near his Florida estate.The president tweeted happy Easter to his many followers earlier in the morning, adding "I have never been happier or more content because your Country is doing so well."But the tweet was followed several others in which he
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  • Woman injured after shots fired into a home in north Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - One woman was injured after shots fired into a residence in north Columbus, according to Columbus police.Police say the shooting happened Sunday at 3:35 a.m. on the 1300 block of Brooks Avenue.A 26-year-old woman was inside the house with several others when she was shot by three bullets fired through the front window, according to detectives.Emergency responders took the woman to the hospital where she is expected to recover from her injuries.Police have not released suspect in
  • Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Capitol Square Foundation says it's launching a three-year speaker series at the Ohio Statehouse."Capitol Conversations" will bring prominent national speakers to visit and lecture at the state capitol. The first guest will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on June 25.Foundation chair Charles Moses said the series fits with the group's mission of raising public awareness about activity at the Statehouse and the role of citizenship
  • Ohio officials attend Trump meeting on 'Opportunity Zones'

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio elected officials have attended a meeting where President Donald Trump proposed new regulations aimed at making it easier for investors to take advantage of tax breaks for investing in "Opportunity Zones" in low-income areas.The White House says Allen County Commissioner Cory Noonan and Matt Peters, assistant director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, were among state, local, tribal and community leaders from across the country at the gathering Wednesd
  • Police offering cash reward for information in man's death

    COLUMBUS-- Police are searching for a suspect in a homicide case from back in 2018. This unsolved homicide took place on July 17 at 10:36 p.m., at the Déjà vu Nightclub located on the 900 block of Hudson Street.The victim, Stephen Augustine, was sitting in the rear of his bar with two unidentified women and two men.Surveillance video shows a man is seen walking west in the alley and stops at the rear of the location.The unidentified man opened fire, fatally shooting Augustine.The m
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  • Cash reward offered for information in man's 2018 shooting death in north Columbus

    COLUMBUS-- Police are searching for a suspect in a homicide case from back in 2018.This unsolved homicide took place on July 17 at 10:36 p.m., at the Déjà vu Nightclub located on the 900 block of Hudson Street.The victim, Stephen Augustine, was sitting in the rear of his bar with two unidentified women and two men.Surveillance video shows a man is seen walking west in the alley and stops at the rear of the location.The unidentified man opened fire, fatally shooting Augustine.The ma
  • Oregon county pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter flag

    PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in the office.Karimah Guion-Pledgure said in her January lawsuit against Multnomah County that the flag demeans the Black Lives Matter movement, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Saturday. She said she was harassed by others in the office after she and other black co-workers complained.The settlement, reached Thursda
  • Families to have voice in Columbus police shooting trial

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Columbus has agreed to allow a jury to hear from relatives of two slain police officers should the trial of a man accused of killing them reach the death penalty phase.The Columbus Dispatch reports Judge Richard Frye agreed with prosecutors Friday that relatives of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli can be heard during the mitigation phase of 32-year-old Quentin Smith's trial scheduled for October.Smith is charged with aggravated murder i
  • Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

    PARIS— With French police suicides on the rise, officials are expressing shock and anger after some yellow vest protesters encouraged police to kill themselves.Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations for economic justice.On Saturday, Associated Press reporters heard some protesters in Paris shouting "Kill yourselves!" at police firing tear gas and rubber projectiles and charging the crowd
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  • Mansfield police search for person responsible for stabbing

    MANSFIELD - Mansfield police are looking for a person they say stabbed a man in south Mansfield.It happened Saturday night around 11:15 p.m. in the area of Gatewood Drive. Police say that they found a man with several stab wounds in that area. Emergency responders took him to the hospital for treatment.Officials have not released his condition or any suspect information.
  • Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre Dame

    PARIS — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift reconstruction of the beloved monument.The fire that engulfed Notre Dame during Holy Week forced worshippers to find other places to attend Easter services, and the Paris diocese invited them to join Sunday's Mass at the grandiose Saint-Eustache Church on the Right Bank of the Seine River.Paris Archbishop
  • Police: Ax attacker kills 1 woman, injures 2nd in NYC apartment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are questioning a man armed with an ax after a woman was hacked to death and a second woman suffered stab wounds inside a Brooklyn apartment.The carnage was discovered after the surviving victim hailed an Uber outside the Housing Authority's Bushwick Houses at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and asked to be taken to a hospital. The possible suspect reportedly her ex-boyfriend.The driver called 911 and police and medics responded. The woman told them someone was dead inside her ap
  • Actress Anjelica Huston supports banning fur sales in NYC

    NEW YORK — Actress Anjelica Huston is supporting efforts to outlaw fur sales in the fashion mecca of New York.Huston says in an opinion piece in the Daily News that she used to think fur was a symbol of "glamour and affluence" but now she's ashamed of having supported the fur trade years ago.She is backing bills introduced in the New York City Council and in New York's state Legislature to ban the sale of fur.Huston says many consumers are unaware of fur's "horrifying" supply chain. She sa
  • Woman caught on camera abandoning 3-day-old puppies in dumpster, authorities say

    A woman was caught on surveillance video allegedly tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Coachella Valley, California, authorities said. Authorities are trying to identify the woman who appears in the footage from an auto body shop, CBS Palm Springs affiliate KESQ reports.The footage shows the woman getting out of her car and walking over towards the dumpster. She appears to be looking for a spot to leave them. Without much pause, she tosses the plastic bag containing the 3-day-old te
  • Doctor-services firm says private data of patients exposed

    DALLAS (AP) — Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information.EmCare Inc. said Saturday that an unauthorized third party gained access to the information through employee email accounts.The company said that it learned Feb. 19 that the breach exposed names, dates of birth and Social Security and driver-license numbers for some patients, employees and co
  • Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday.The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London.Her birthday is marked this year by an unusual sunny spell that has sent flowers blooming on the extensive castle grounds.Sunday is the first of two birthday celebrations each year for the queen. She marks her official birthday in Jun
  • Explosions kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) —The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):5:45 p.m.Chinese state media report that a Chinese citizen has died in the Sri Lanka attacks.Earlier, China's embassy said four Chinese nationals were hospitalized and in stable condition. It is not clear if the deceased was among them.And Portugal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that one victim was a Portuguese citizen.The ministry in a Twitter post offers condolences to the family.The
  • Explosions kill at least 138 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) —The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):4 p.m.Iran's foreign minister says he is "terribly saddened" by the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that have killed at least 138 people.Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that "terrorism is a global menace with no religion: it must be condemned & confronted globally."Lebanon's prime minister calls the attacks "blind terrorism" and offers solidarity to Sri Lanka's people.Saad Hariri in a twe
  • Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago.Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists and said seven suspects had been arrested, though there was no immediate claim of
  • Timbers defeat Crew 3-1, break 5-game losing streak

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Larrys Mabiala and Jeremy Ebobisse scored in the first half and the Portland Timbers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew SC on Saturday night.Mabiala headed home Diego Valeri's free kick to open the scoring for the Timbers (1-5-1) in the 31st minute. Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen got his hands on the shot but not enough to deny the goal.Ebobisse doubled Portland's lead four minutes later, finding an open space at the top of the 6
  • Responders called to 7 overdoses, 1 overdose death within 6 hours around Columbus

    Columbus Division of Police and Fire personnel responded to eight separate locations where eight individuals were suffering from an overdose Saturday.Seven people were treated by Columbus Fire medics or sent to area hospitals for treatment. One individual was pronounced deceased.According to police, responders were called to the locations between noon and 5:45 p.m. Six overdose incidents, including one that resulted in death, occurred in the west side of Columbus, one occurred in the north side
  • Early release for Ohio mother of child who died from exposure

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive outside an Ohio home on a frigid February day has been released from prison after three months.Tierra Williams had been sentenced to 18 months earlier this year, a sentence that sparked a community outcry given the loss Williams and her former boyfriend, Dariaun Parker, had already suffered.Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty on Wednesday placed the 23-year-old Williams on probation for 18 months, required he

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