5 Charged In Cockfighting Case In Eastern Kentucky

McDOWELL, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentuckians and two Virginia residents have been charged in federal court with conducting cockfights that drew people from eight states to a pit in eastern Kentucky. The five were charged with conspiring to operate an illegal gambling enterprise and...

Supreme Court Denies Libertarians’ Ballot Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Libertarian Party of Ohio its chance to get a gubernatorial candidate on the primary ballot on the eve of Tuesday’s election. Ohio’s elections chief disqualified that candidate, Charlie Earl, in March after his...

Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Wanted To Avoid Trial

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released documents show that three women held in a Cleveland house before escaping a year ago Tuesday all hoped to avoid a trial for their captor. The documents released by the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor’s office Monday say the...

Justice Denies Request In Ohio Libertarians’ Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Libertarians have seen another legal defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court in their fight to get their governor’s candidate on the ballot. Justice Clarence Thomas has denied the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s request to block a federal court’s...

Twins’ Joe Mauer Out With Back Spasms

CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer will miss at least one game with lower back spasms. Mauer was taken out of Sunday’s win against Baltimore in the third inning when his back tightened. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday that Mauer has improved, but...

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Indians Place Jason Giambi On Disabled List

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have placed designated hitter Jason Giambi on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf muscle. Giambi was removed from Saturday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox after grounding into a double play in the fourth inning. Giambi...

Statements Released By Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus

CLEVELAND (AP) — Statements released separately by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus about the one-year anniversary of their escape from a house in Cleveland. __ Amanda Berry: I would like to thank all the people who have helped and supported my family and me. You have changed our...

Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Say They’re Thriving

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two of the three women Cleveland who survived being held captive for nearly a decade say they’ve grown a great deal in the past year since they were freed. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the escape from the house by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and...

Reds’ Bruce Has Surgery On Knee Cartilage

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds right fielder Jay Bruce had surgery Monday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and will be sidelined for about a month. Bruce was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday because of a sore knee but pinch hit and struck out during a 4-3, 10-inning win...