Cleveland, New Orleans, Pittsburgh Cut From World Cup Bid

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland, New Orleans and Pittsburgh have been dropped as potential host cities for the 2026 World Cup. The North American bid committee said Wednesday it also cut Indianapolis and San Antonio, along with Birmingham, Alabama; and Jacksonville, Florida. The...

Alex Morgan Apologizes For Weekend Incident At Disney Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alex Morgan has apologized on social media for an incident at Disney World over the weekend. Morgan, a star for the World Cup-winning U.S. national team who also plays for the Orlando Pride, was among three soccer players kicked out of an Epcot park...

Browns VP Remains Confident In Plan Despite Losses Piling Up

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Despite just one win after 20 games into a rebuilding project, Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown remains undeterred and confident. Brown met with reporters Wednesday in the lobby of the team’s headquarters while the team practiced. He...

Inmate Charged With Murder Found Dead In Cell

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge has been found dead in her cell in a northwest Ohio jail. Lucas County sheriff’s officials say staff found Dewanna James unresponsive in her cell at the county jail Monday night. She was...

Inmate Charged With Murder Found Dead In Jail Cell

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge has been found dead in her jail cell in northwest Ohio jail. Lucas County sheriff’s officials say staff found Dewanna James unresponsive in her cell at the county jail Monday night. She was...

UPDATED: Gubernatorial hopeful Husted stumps in Findlay

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jon Husted stumped in Findlay today, touting endorsements and promising career opportunities for Ohio’s youth. The 2018 primary election is seven months away, but the field is getting crowded with four Republican candidates. Besides Husted,...

Ohio District Cancels Another High School Football Game

MANTUA, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio school district has canceled a second high school football game while police determine whether a crime was committed during an unspecified incident. The Ravenna Record-Courier Crestwood schools superintendent David Toth announced Tuesday that...

‘NCIS’ star Pauley Perrette leaving drama after this season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette says she’s leaving the CBS crime drama after this season following 15 years on the show. Perrette plays pigtailed forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the CBS show. She confirmed reports of her departure on Twitter on...

Woman seeks revival of defamation suit against Bill Cosby

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room more than four decades ago should be allowed to sue for defamation, because the comedian “knows she is not lying about the rape,” her attorney said Wednesday. F. William Salo told a...

Police Release Name Of Woman Whose Body Was Found In Trailer

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found rolled in a blanket inside a trailer in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion. Police identified her as 29-year-old Carrie Davis, who lived in Columbus, Ohio, before moving to Marion. Court records...