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Yoga, meditation and prayer: Urban transit workers cope with violence and fear on the job

Jul. 19, 2024 09:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a dimly lit room strung with fairy lights and ivy, transit workers file in and lie on inflated cots. Soothing piano notes play as a teacher rubs their ankles and toes, helping each with heated blankets and eye masks. “Breathe in," she says. "Think of a balloon,...

Huntington Bancshares: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 19, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN) on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $474 million. The Columbus, Ohio-based bank said it had earnings of 30 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The...

Synovus: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV) on Wednesday reported a loss of $14 million in its second quarter. The Columbus, Georgia-based bank said it had a loss of 16 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.16 per share....

An Ohio mom was killed while trying to stop the theft of a car that had her 6-year-old son inside

Jul. 12, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother who tried to stop two men from stealing her car with her 6-year-old son inside was killed when the vehicle struck her. The boy was unharmed, police said, and no other injuries were reported. Alexa Stakely, 29, of Pickerington,...

Knights of Columbus will cover up mosaics by ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women

Jul. 11, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic charitable organization, announced Thursday that it will cover up its mosaics made by a famous ex-Jesuit artist accused of abusing women in a sign of solidarity with victims of abuse. The world's largest Roman Catholic...

Jill Biden says she's 'all in' on husband's reelection as he insists anew he won't leave the race

Jul. 08, 2024 23:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Biden on Monday declared herself “all in” on President Joe Biden's bid to remain as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, despite calls by some Democrats for him to drop out after his damaging debate performance against Donald Trump shook their confidence in...

How an Oscar-winning filmmaker helped a small-town art theater in Ohio land a big grant

Jul. 06, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — When the Little Art Theatre set out to land a $100,000 grant to fund a stylish new marquee, with a nod to its century-long history, the cozy Ohio arthouse theater had some talented help. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Steve Bognar is a...

Christian Ramírez and Diego Rossi each score as Crew beat Nashville 2-0

Jul. 04, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian Ramírez and Diego Rossi each scored a goal to help the Columbus Crew beat Nashville SC 2-0 Wednesday night. Juan “Cucho” Hernández lofted a perfectly-placed entry to Ramírez, who headed home the finish from point-blank range to give Columbus...

Campaign to get new political mapmaking system on Ohio’s ballot submits more than 700,000 signatures

Jul. 01, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposal to change Ohio’s troubled political mapmaking system delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures on Monday as they work to qualify for the statewide ballot this fall. Citizens Not Politicians dropped off more than 700,000 petition...

Hernández, Rossi lead Columbus to 5-1 rout of New England in MLS

Jun. 29, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cucho Hernández and Diego Rossi each had a goal and two assists and the surging Columbus Crew defeated the New England Revolution 5-1 in an MLS match on Saturday night. It was the sixth win in the last seven matches for Columbus and New England saw a...