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Parents of Ohio student speak out against N. Korea
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Parents of Ohio student speak out against N. Korea

CINCINNATI -- The parents of a young Ohioan who was detained in North Korea for more than a year and died soon after being released said Tuesday he was "jerking violently," howling, and "staring blankly" when he returned home on a medical flight.

By Dan Sewell Associated Press
Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON -- Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party's banner campaign promise.

By Alan Fram Associated Press
Puerto Rico emerges from storm; water, food scarce
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Puerto Rico emerges from storm; water, food scarce

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed. Most food stores and restaurants remain closed.

By Ben Fox Associated Press
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Abortion clinic seeks to sue Ohio over budget

COLUMBUS -- A Cleveland abortion clinic asked Ohio's high court on Tuesday to grant it legal standing to sue over abortion-related restrictions tucked into the state's 2013 budget bill.

By Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press
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Adidas exec, others charged in bribery scheme
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Adidas exec, others charged in bribery scheme

NEW YORK -- In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men -- including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches -- were charged Tuesday with using bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, financial advisers, even tailors.

By Larry Neumeister And Tom Hays Associated Press
Trump vows to cut taxes for middle class
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump vows to cut taxes for middle class

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared to release details on a tax overhaul proposal that would slash the corporate rate and simplify the nation's tax code.

By Marcy Gordon And Ken Thomas Associated Press
Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer, fulfilling a key demand of women's rights activists who faced detention for defying the ban.

By Abdullah Al-shihri And Aya Batrawy Associated Press
Trump's new travel ban: Third time's the charm?
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump's new travel ban: Third time's the charm?

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration spent months hashing out new travel restrictions on more than a half-dozen countries, determined to avoid the chaos that accompanied President Donald Trump's first travel ban.

By Jill Colvin And Mark Sherman Associated Press
Sen. Collins' opposition kills health care drive
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Sen. Collins' opposition kills health care drive

WASHINGTON -- The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push.

By Alan Fram Associated Press
Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting minor
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting minor

NEW YORK -- Anthony Weiner's sexting compulsion cost him his seat in Congress, his shot at becoming New York mayor and his marriage, and may have even denied Hillary Clinton the presidency. On Monday, it cost him his freedom.

By Tom Hays And Larry Neumeister Associated Press
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N. Korean diplomat: Trump 'declared war'
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

N. Korean diplomat: Trump 'declared war'

UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's weekend tweet was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace.

By Edith M. Lederer Associated Press
US says it's not pushing for regime change in North Korea
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

US says it's not pushing for regime change in North Korea

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration said Monday it's not seeking to overthrow North Korea's government after the president tweeted that Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" and called Pyongyang's assertion absurd that Donald Trump's comment amounted to a declaration of war.

By Matthew Penningtonassociated Press
1 dead, 7 hurt in church shooting
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

1 dead, 7 hurt in church shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn -- A masked gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sunday and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring seven others before apparently shooting himself, an official said.

By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press
Weiner faces sentencing in latest sexting drama
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Weiner faces sentencing in latest sexting drama

NEW YORK -- It seemed as if Anthony Weiner had hit rock bottom when he quit Congress in 2011 over a sexting scandal. But that was just the beginning.

By Tom Hays And Steve Peoples Associated Press
Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Life, death in balance for Mexico quake survivors

MEXICO CITY -- In a hospital room blocks away from where he survived 26 hours buried under the rubble of his nine-story apartment building, Jose Luis Ponce lay sedated and on a respirator, alive but with fractures to multiple bones and damage to his lungs and a kidney.

By Christine Armario And Gisela Salomon Associated Press
US flies mission north of DMZ
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

US flies mission north of DMZ

WASHINGTON -- In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century.

By Robert Burns And Matthew Pennington Associated Press
Official: Maria set Puerto Rico back decades
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Official: Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.

By Danica Coto Associated Press
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Lottery

CLEVELAND (AP) -- These Ohio lotteries were drawn Saturday: Classic Lotto -- 01-04-26-41-42-44, Kicker: 2-3-1-1-8-3 Mega Millions estimated jackpot: $15 million Pick 3 Evening -- 5-0-3 Pick 3 Midday -- 8-0-0 Pick 4 Evening -- 3-0-3-9 Pick 4 Midday -- 5-1-

By The Associated Press
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Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Police stage killing to snag suspect in murder-for-hire plot

NORTH RIDGEVILLE (AP) -- Police say a makeup artist helped them stage an Ohio crime scene to make the suspect in a murder-for-hire plot believe his requested target was killed by the would-be hitman, who actually was working with investigators.

Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Military, overseas voting begins in fall election

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Voting has opened for military and overseas voters in Ohio's fall election. That voting began Saturday. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says registration for the Nov. 7 election continues for both groups.