Man To Be Arraigned In Death Of Boy Found In Bag In Creek

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek is scheduled for arraignment on murder and other charges. Online court records listed no attorney for 24-year-old Kurt Flood of Columbus ahead of his...

Ohio Ex-inmate Linked By DNA To Old Rape Cases Is Sentenced

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who was imprisoned for sexual battery, released and then convicted of rape and kidnapping in connection with old cases is set to be sentenced on the more recent charges. Prosecutors in Cleveland say 54-year-old Dwayne Wilson was linked by DNA evidence...

NE Ohio Prison To Lay Off 185 Workers After Losing Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The operator of a private prison in northeast Ohio says 185 employees are expected to lose their jobs because the government decided not to renew the facility’s contract to house federal inmates. The Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown...

Will Kasich Leave Voter Item In Ohio Transportation Budget?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor is set to decide the fate of a proposal that Democrats say could discourage out-of-state college students from voting in swing state Ohio. A provision in the state’s transportation budget would require residents who register to vote or...

Help From Others Frees Cincinnati Firefighters For Funeral

CINCINNATI (AP) — Columbus firefighters will cover shifts in Cincinnati while many of its firefighters join the large contingents of safety forces expected at funeral services for a 29-year veteran firefighter killed in the line of duty. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that...

Father Charged With Assaulting Adult Son After Argument

GAHANNA, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man has been charged with felonious assault after authorities say he struck his 25-year-old son in the head after the two got into an argument. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responding to a 911 call early Tuesday...

DC Activists To Protest At Offices Of Rubio, Cruz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists seeking greater autonomy for the District of Columbia are planning to drop in on members of Congress they accuse of improper meddling in local affairs. The nonprofit D.C. Vote is organizing the protests on Wednesday. Among the senators the group plans...
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No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a meeting on Iran’s nuclear program with officials from Britain, France, Germany, China, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Diplomats...
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Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

FILE – In this Saturday, April 26, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinians formally join...

Johnson’s OT Goal Lifts Blue Jackets Over Devils 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jack Johnson’s backhander 56 seconds into overtime lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets past the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to seven. It was the Devils’ sixth straight loss (0-5-1). New Jersey has scored...