Delany: Unionizing Wrong Way For Athletes To Go

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany insists he is all for empowering college athletes and improving conditions for them. He’s just as adamant that forming a union is not the way to go, and he thinks the public agrees with him on that. Delany says “70...

Ohio Senate Passes Bill To Require World History

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — High school students in Ohio would have to take a world history and civilizations class before graduating under a bill passed by the state Senate. Currently, world history is not a social studies requirement. Students must take American history and...

Ohio Court Blocks Duke Energy Charges For Cleanup

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Duke Energy Corp. from charging customers for pollution cleanup at its deactivated manufactured-gas plants. In a 4-3 ruling Wednesday, the court stayed a regulatory order allowing the company to pass the cleanup...

Youngstown Mayor Indicted In Corruption Probe

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio are bringing conspiracy and bribery charges against the mayor of Youngstown and a county official. A grand jury has indicted Mayor John McNally and Mahoning (MUH’-hoh-ning) County Auditor Michael Sciortino (shoor-TEEN’-oh). The...
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Brewers CF Gomez drops appeal of suspension

Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez is hit by a Pittsburgh Pirates’ Gerrit Cole pitch during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez is hit by a Pittsburgh Pirates’ Gerrit...
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CANNES WATCH: Lively soars, Kidman talks lows

American actress Blake Lively poses for photographers on the red carpet during the opening ceremony and the screening of Grace of Monaco at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) American actress...
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Beyonce, Jay Z, Drake lead at BET Awards

FILE РThis Aug. 17, 2013 file photo shows U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles performing at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex, Britain. Beyonc̩ and Jay Z lead in nominations for the BET Awards. The network announced Wednesday that the performers are both nominated for five...
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Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls

Christians pray during a service to support the release of kidnapped girls in Nigeria, at a church in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Boko Haram, the militant group that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, said the girls will only be freed after the...

In Cleveland, Biden Urges Infrastructure Spending

CLEVELAND (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the country must invest in infrastructure if it is to remain the world’s preeminent economic force. Speaking Wednesday at a rail car repair shop in Cleveland, Biden said improvements such as a new train station in the...

Democrat In Governor’s Race Backs Preschool Access

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald says he’ll work to guarantee that all Ohio 4-year-olds have access to public preschool by 2018 if he’s elected governor. FitzGerald announced his universal pre-kindergarten plan Wednesday in Westerville....