• Ohio police officer dies after being struck by pickup truck

    An Ohio police officer has died after being hit by a vehicle while on duty.The crash happened around 11 p.m. Friday in front of a bike shop in the 7600 block of Colerain Avenue.Colerain Township police say Officer Dale Woods was struck by a pickup while responding to that crash that snapped a utility pole in half.Woods passed away three days later at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was 46 years old.Woods spent 15 years with the Colerain Township Police Department.Columbus Divisio
  • California police say teen lured to assault with dating app

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California police say a teenage victim of sexual assault was lured through a dating app.KABC-TV reports that Santa Ana police arrested 59-year-old Michael Komoto April 18 on a charge of engaging in sex acts with a minor.Police say Komoto told a 15-year-old boy he was 39 years old during communication on the Grindr app and promised a shopping spree in exchange for "making out."Police say Komoto picked up the boy April 14 and sexually assaulted him at a storefront th
  • Monday's Most Wanted: Man wanted for crash that killed 3, injured 5

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is searching for 32-year-old Corey Johnson. He is wanted for a dozen charges in connection with a December 2018 crash that killed three people. Police say a car driven by Johnson went out control on I-71, setting off a chain-reaction crash that killed three people and injured five others.Twenty-year-old Amal Mohamed, 18-year-old Aniza Abdi Karim, and 35-year-old Gabriel Akomeah all died. Karim was a senior at Centennial High School. 10TV unco
  • Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

    CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found.These deaths "are entirely preventable. That's the most important point," said Dr. Fern Hauck, a co-author and University of Virginia expert in infant deaths.Among 250 suffocation deaths, roughly 70 percent involved blankets, pillows or other soft bedding that blocked
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  • Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years.The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday at the company's Palo Alto, California, headquarters.Musk, known for his swagger as well as his smarts, is so certain that Tesla will win the race toward full autonomy that he indicated in an
  • Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change

    Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team.That does not mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL's current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31 teams shows that almost half favor changing the format — and most support going back to seeding the Eastern and Western Conferences 1 through 8, the structure that was used from 199
  • Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

    PARIS (AP) — It's a thin line where the patina of age on Europe's countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it's not.In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals, palaces and village spires that have turned France — as well as Italy, Britain and Spain — into open air museums of Western civilization.If even
  • Ex-Alabama officer pleads guilty to assaulting detained man

    TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer has admitted to slamming a compliant handcuffed man into the ground and then slamming the man's head into his patrol car.News outlets report 27-year-old Michael Brandon Smirnoff pleaded guilty Friday to federal excessive force charges. He's set to be sentenced in July.A U.S. Department of Justice release says Smirnoff was working as a Tallassee police investigator in March 2016 when took part in the arrest of a man who fled on a four-w
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  • 4 small earthquakes hit different parts of Alaska

    KNIK-FAIRVIEW, Alaska (AP) — Four small earthquakes hit different parts of Alaska over the weekend, according to an earthquake monitoring center.At 6:04 p.m. Sunday, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake hit a spot 26 miles (42 kilometers) east of Knik-Fairview, a town of about 900 people in the Anchorage metropolitan area, the Alaska Earthquake Center said. The earthquake had a depth of 20 miles (33 kilometers.)At 11:48 a.m. Sunday, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake hit the Prince William Sound region of A
  • Shooting of 2 unarmed African Americans near Yale sparks protests

    A police officer involved in a shooting near the campus of Yale University has led to almost a week of protests. Unlike other high-profile shootings of unarmed African Americans, demonstrators at Yale say this case is not about race, but about how police are trained. Protesters poured onto the streets of Hamden, Connecticut, on Sunday. This was the sixth straight day of passionate, but peaceful demonstrations since an officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday in New Haven.The surveillance video
  • Cleanup continues one week after Shelby tornado

    SHELBY, Ohio - Nearly one week after a tornado swept through Shelby, the mayor of the Richland County community says the city is coming together to help rebuild.In a matter of minutes, many lives in the city of Shelby changed forever. An EF2 twister hit the town on Sunday, April 14, injuring six people.“We have a lot of families coming to grip with what happened,” Shelby Mayor Steve Schag said.“I can’t imagine you know being down in that basement and hearing all the noise
  • Ohio's unemployment rates drops in March

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from February to March.State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.4% in March, compared with 4.6% the previous month. Ohio's unemployment rate stood at 4.5% in March 2018.The national rate was 3.8 % in March, unchanged from February, and down from 4% in March 2018.The state Job and Family Services Department says Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased by 6,300 jobs from February to
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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