Kyrie Irving Focused On USA Basketball

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is excited about playing with LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s also focusing squarely on the task at hand with USA Basketball. “Right now the most important thing is that we’re representing the United States,”...

Browns Sign Veteran S Jim Leonhard To Contract

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland has signed safety Jim Leonhard, making the Browns the fifth different NFL team in the nine-year veteran’s career. The Browns confirmed the signing Wednesday after Leonhard wrote on Twitter that, “It’s official, I just signed my 8th...

Justice Dept. Files In Ohio, Wisconsin Voter Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present...

Judge: Peanut Salmonella Trial May Exceed 2 Months

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people...

Riley Speaks Out, Insists Heat Will Be Competitive

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat President Pat Riley is speaking out at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team “to be as good as it’s ever been” going forward. Riley spoke with reporters Wednesday after the team...

Ohio Legislature’s Request Denied In Voting Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from the Ohio Legislature to become part of a lawsuit challenging early voting rules in the key swing state. The Republican-controlled General Assembly had sought to be among the lawsuit’s defendants, which...

Indians Trade Justin Masterson To Cardinals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league. Cleveland traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow the Indians to get something...

Devils Sign Defenseman Andy Greene To Extension

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils signed defenseman Andy Greene to a long-term contract extension Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed The 31-year-old Greene, who has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Devils, had one year remaining on his current...

Ohio Brothers Convicted In Shooting Of Bystander

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has convicted two brothers of murder in the death of a bystander while allegedly shooting at each other last year in Cleveland. Twenty-five-year-old Jonathan Catron and 23-year-old Carvin Catron were found guilty Wednesday after a four-day trial. They were...

Ohio GOP Slate Endorsed By Anti-abortion Group

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s largest anti-abortion group has endorsed a slate of sitting Republicans in the upcoming fall elections. Ohio Right to Life PAC’s backing of incumbent Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) and the rest of his party in the November election was...