Judge Denies 3rd Trial In Ohio Arson That Killed 9

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request for a third trial for a man twice convicted of killing a woman and eight children in Cleveland’s deadliest arson fire. The judge on Thursday also denied a motion that the arson charge be dismissed. The defendant,...

UAW Announces New Assignments For Officers

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers’ new president, Dennis Williams, announced assignments for the union’s officers Thursday. Secretary Treasurer Gary Casteel was assigned to Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and the transnational organizing and UAW finance departments. Vice...

Oil Train Classroom-on-rails Trains Responders

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A train equipped with four oil tankers and two classroom cars is making a whistle stop at the Port of Albany as part of a multi-state tour providing enhanced safety training in response to increased shipments of North Dakota crude oil. Albany has become a...

Bumgarner Wins 6th Straight, Giants Beat Reds 6-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-hander Madison Bumgarner got his career-high sixth straight win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Reds 6-1 on Thursday afternoon, taking a series in Cincinnati for the first time in five years. San Francisco moved a season-high 18 games over .500 with...

Police: 2 Infants’ Remains Were Ohio Woman’s Kids

NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Two infants whose skeletal remains were found at a dead woman’s Ohio home have been identified as her children. North Canton police Chief Stephan Wilder says investigators believe the infants were twins and their remains were stored for nearly 40...

Ohio Dad Charged In Fatal Beating Of 2-year-old

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 21-year-old northwest Ohio man is being held on a $1 million bond after police say his 2-year-old son was beaten to death. Samuel Oliver appeared in court Thursday in Toledo, where he was arraigned on an aggravated murder charge. A police report says Oliver...

Big Ten To Keep Football Championship In Indy

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten will keep its football championship game in Indianapolis through 2021 Conference officials made the announcement Thursday, following a unanimous vote by the council of presidents and chancellors. Indy has hosted each of the first three football...

Ohio Renews Plans To Develop Lake Erie Island Site

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio parks officials are looking for a private investor to help the state develop a former winery on Lake Erie’s Middle Bass Island. The old Lonz Winery site has been closed since a terrace collapse in the summer of 2000 killed one person and injured 75...

Top White House Aide Visits Cincinnati VA Hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) — A top White House aide conducting a review of the embattled Veterans Affairs Department is visiting the Cincinnati VA hospital. Rob Nabors, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff, arrived at the Cincinnati hospital Thursday afternoon and walked...
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Wearing disguise, Boko Haram slaughters hundreds

FILE – This file image made available from Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2012, taken from video posted by Boko Haram sympathizers shows Imam Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the radical Islamist sect. Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three...