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Residents and communities preparing for heat wave that will envelop Midwest and Northeast next week

Jun. 15, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

Things are about to heat up in much of the U.S. with dangerously hot temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast next week, prompting health officials to urge people to make plans now to stay safe. The heat wave follows an earlier-than-usual one in the Southwest last week, which saw...

Think cicadas are weird? Check out superfans, who eat the bugs, use them in art and even striptease

Jun. 15, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

FOREST PARK, Illinois (AP) — Mayumi Barrack sees a pair of mating periodical cicadas getting together, whips out her phone, says, “Hi guys!" and takes their picture. “I'm not really a bug person, but as I look more and more I feel they are adorable,” Barrack explained, noting...

Many Senate Republicans were done with Trump after Jan. 6. Now they want him back in the White House

Jun. 15, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Donald Trump had few friends left in the Senate. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared in a speech that Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the violent Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by spreading “wild...

A week of disorder in Cleveland, as City Hall remains closed after ransomware attack

Jun. 14, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's City Hall remained closed to the public Friday, as officials in Ohio's second-largest city continued to grapple with the effects of a ransomware attack. City operations have been hampered all week by the threat, which was first detected Sunday. ...

Virginia city repeals ban on psychic readings as industry grows and gains more acceptance

Jun. 14, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Ashley Branton has earned a living as a psychic medium for seven years, helping a growing number of people with heavy choices about toxic relationships, home purchases and cross-country moves. And while the tarot cards are never wrong, she said, they didn’t...

Mikayla Moore in program that helps women establish foothold in sport of motorcycle racing

Jun. 14, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Mikayla Moore has been riding motorcycles since age 6 and started racing two years later, competing almost exclusively against males. The 20-year-old Moore hadn't been part of something quite like the series she’s hoping to win for a second straight...

Toxic garlic should have prompted EPA to warn against gardening near Ohio derailment, watchdog says

Jun. 13, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

The Environmental Protection Agency should conduct additional soil studies near the site of a toxic train derailment in Ohio and warn people it might not be safe to garden there after independent testing showed high levels of chemicals in locally grown garlic, a watchdog group said Thursday. ...

Jeimer Candelario homers twice, Reds beat Guardians 4-2 to split Ohio Cup opening series

Jun. 12, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeimer Candelario homered twice and drove in all four runs and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 on Wednesday night to split the opening series of the Ohio Cup. Candelario had a 404-foot solo shot to center in the first inning and hit...

A closer-than-expected Ohio congressional race surprises Republicans and encourages Democrats

Jun. 12, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A political newcomer's closer-than-expected finish in Tuesday's special congressional election in Ohio surprised Republicans and jolted Democrats in a former bellwether state both parties had all but given over to a runaway Trump victory this fall. Democrat...

Man convicted in killings of 8 from another Ohio family seeks new trial

Jun. 12, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

A man convicted in the killings of eight people from another Ohio family is seeking a new trial. George Wagner IV made the request in a filing Monday with the Ohio Court of Appeals. He claims there were several errors during his 2022 trial in which he was found guilty of all 22...