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Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

This undated image provided by Facebook shows the social network’s “Trending World Cup” special feature. Available on the Web as well as mobile devices, the hub will include the latest scores, game highlights as well as a feed with tournament-related posts from...

Ex-CEO Gets Prison; Fraud Targeted NBA Union

NEW YORK (AP) — An investment adviser was sentenced to 18 months in prison for creating a fake contract with the NBA players’ union that included a dead man’s forged signature. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman imposed the sentence on Joseph Lombardo after rejecting...

Congressman Asks Judge To Quash Subpoena For Trial

CLEVELAND (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY’-see) wants a federal judge in Cleveland to quash a subpoena and prevent him from being called to testify at the trial of a northeast Ohio businessman. Telemarketing millionaire Ben Suarez is on trial on charges related to...

Ohioans Advised To Call Ahead On Measles Vaccine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio residents should call first before heading to pharmacies to get vaccinated amid ongoing outbreaks of measles and mumps, state officials said Tuesday. Pharmacists can now administer the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to adults under an executive...

Cities’ Power Debated In Ohio Traffic Camera Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — While debate over traffic cameras usually centers on whether they are aimed mainly at increasing safety or revenues, arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday will focus on whether cities are overstepping their bounds. The justices will hear an appeal...

Chef To Miami Heat Player Fatally Shot At Club

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A private chef employed by Miami Heat guard Norris Cole was shot and killed inside a popular South Beach nightclub early Tuesday, police said. Police say 42-year-old Antaun Teasley was found unresponsive inside Club Mansion and that he had been in a fight...

Manziel Is Off Limits To Media During Minicamp

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns are keeping Johnny Manziel under wraps and quiet. The team is not making their popular Heisman Trophy-winning rookie quarterback available to the media during its three-day mandatory minicamp this week. Manziel is competing with Brian Hoyer for...

Authorities: Man Escapes From Michigan Courthouse

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has escaped from a holding cell inside a Michigan courthouse. Lenawee County Undersheriff Jim Anderson tells WLEN-FM the lock on the cell malfunctioned, allowing Scott Henning to walk out Tuesday morning. Henning had been sentenced...

Ohio Teen Sentenced To 9 Years In Home Arson Case

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old honor student accused of trying to kill his parents by tying their bedroom doors shut and setting their suburban southwest Ohio home on fire has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The teen pleaded guilty last week to adult attempted...

FBI joins investigation of missing Alaska family

Buy AP Photo Reprints ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The FBI has joined the investigation into the disappearance two weeks ago of a family of four from a city on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai Police Department requested the assistance of federal investigators in the...