Lawyers: Bike Path Attack Defendant Willing To Plead Guilty

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with killing eight people in a Halloween attack on a New York City bike path is willing to plead guilty if he’ll be spared the death penalty, his lawyers said Wednesday. The lawyers told U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick that the families...

Kerem Kanter Rallies No. 11 Xavier Over St. John’s 88-82

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kerem Kanter had 22 points and led a late run that swept No. 11 Xavier to an 88-82 victory over St. John’s on Wednesday night, giving Chris Mack the Musketeers record for career coaching wins. Kanter had eight points and an emphatic block during a 17-2 run...

Teenager acquitted in Fostoria murder case

TIFFIN — A Pittsburgh teenager was acquitted Wednesday in the slaying of 18-year-old D’Andre Gehring of Fostoria. Cristian M. Brown, 18, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury in June 2017 on a charge of murder, a special felony. Brown was accused of fatally stabbing Gehring...

Authorities: Deputy Fatally Shoots Teen In Ohio Courtroom

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff’s office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that...

Memorial Mass Held For Former Ohio Congressman, Mayor

CINCINNATI (AP) — Friends of former Democratic Ohio congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Thomas Luken have spoken of his commitment to civil rights and other causes at a memorial Mass for him. The Mass was held Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati for Luken, who died last week at age 92....

Mayor Says City Will Hire 30 More Police Officers For 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus mayor says the city will hire an additional 30 police officers on top of already scheduled hires this year as Ohio’s biggest city struggles with a record high homicide rate. The additional 30 officers announced Wednesday by Mayor Andrew...

6 Face Charges Involving Drugs, Stolen Electronics

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Six people are facing charges after police say they recovered stolen electronics and a large amount of illegal drugs at a house in La Crosse. Authorities say an investigation into several burglaries led them to a house that the Emergency Response Team...

Judges Rule For Deported Mexican Woman Threatened By Cartels

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court is ordering U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she was threatened by a Mexican drug cartel. A three-judge panel of the...

Ohio Police Kill Dog While Responding To Stove Fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Toledo say an officer shot and killed a dog they say attacked him as he responded to a stove fire. Police Sgt. Kevan Toney says the dog charged the officer after he went into the home Tuesday afternoon to make sure everyone was out. The dog bit the...

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel ‘capital’ abandoned

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent’s apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central...