Catalan leader stakes claim to independence, then delays it

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalan separatists on Tuesday signed what they called a declaration of independence from Spain to cheers and applause in the regional parliament. The regional leader said he would delay implementing it for several weeks to give dialogue a chance. Spain,...

P&G, In Early Vote, Fends Off Activist Investor Nelson Peltz

Initial voting results show Procter & Gamble successfully fending off an attempt by activist investor Nelson Peltz to capture a seat on its board, though he did not immediately concede, saying it was too close. Shares in the consumer products giant are down following the vote...

Suspended Gordon Details Drug Use, Hopes For NFL Comeback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Revealing he was scared for his life because of another drug relapse, suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is making his case to be reinstated by the NFL. Gordon detailed years of substance use, the depths of his addiction and his determination to turn his...

Dad Of Boy Who Died After Scalding Bath Sentenced To 7 Years

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after his stepmother put him in a scalding bath has been sentenced to seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. Robert Ritchie was sentenced Tuesday in Warren County. Prosecutors say...

Talent Show: James, Star-studded Cavs Eyeing Another Title

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before LeBron James sat down for a 45-minute news conference in which he took a few swipes at Kyrie Irving, President Trump and temporarily quieted the drumbeat about his future, the superstar succinctly summarized Cleveland’s offseason. “Long...

Impatient Mom Gets Jail Time For Pulling Gun On Son’s Barber

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman accused of pulling a gun on a Cleveland barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son’s hair has been sentenced to six months behind bars. Thirty-one-year-old Andrea Smith was sentenced Tuesday. She previously pleaded guilty to...

Mom Sentenced For Pulling Gun Over Barber’s Too-slow Haircut

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman accused of pulling a gun on a Cleveland barber because he was taking too long to cut her son’s hair has been sentenced to six months behind bars. Thirty-one-year-old Andrea Smith was sentenced Tuesday. She previously pleaded guilty to menacing,...

P&G, In Early Vote, Fends Off Activist Investor Nelson Peltz

Initial voting results show Procter & Gamble successfully fending off an attempt by activist investor Nelson Peltz to capture a seat on its board. Shares in the consumer products giant slid immediately after the vote was announced at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters...

Last Kerner Commission Member Haunted, Hopeful On Race In US

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America’s cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted. But former Oklahoma...

Ohio Court Upholds Use Of Evidence In Illegal Warrant Search

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the use of evidence obtained by police who illegally enter a residence while executing a search warrant. The court said in a 6-1 decision Tuesday that the “knock-and-announce” principle offers different...