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Swing-state Democrat Casey walks a fine line between his own campaign and turmoil surrounding Biden

Jul. 13, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has a fine line to walk. He and other Democrats fighting to hang on to hotly contested Senate seats have seemed jittery about the turmoil surrounding President Joe Biden after his disastrous debate performance. In many cases...

What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Jul. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. Opponents of abortion access have focused on the technicalities at a time when votes have been siding with abortion access advocates. That side has prevailed on all seven...

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,...

The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

Jul. 11, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — National Republicans are poised to support “universal school choice” as part of the policy platform they adopt at next week’s convention in Milwaukee, a goal supporters see as the culmination of decades advocating for parents’ autonomy to pick their children’s...

5 boaters found clinging to a cooler in Lake Erie are rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew

Jul. 10, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the rescue of five people who were clinging to a cooler in Lake Erie after their boat was swamped by a wave far off the Ohio coast, authorities said. The 22-foot boat was about 10 miles off the coast of Ashtabula on Saturday when it...

O'Ward seizes lead on Palou's pit stop woes, wins Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in debut of hybrid engine

Jul. 07, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Pato O’Ward bounced back on multiple levels with an IndyCar victory Sunday he was confident of achieving with a new hybrid engine he found to his liking. The combination helped him reduce a big deficit to Alex Palou and ultimately pounce on the slimmest...

Scammers are swiping billions from Americans every year. Worse, most crooks are getting away with it

Jul. 07, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

The scammers are winning. Sophisticated overseas criminals are stealing tens of billions of dollars from Americans every year, a crime wave projected to get worse as the U.S. population ages and technology like AI makes it easier than ever to perpetrate fraud and get away with it. ...

Authorities say 2 rescued, 1 dead, 1 missing after boat capsizes on Lake Erie

Jul. 07, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search for a missing boater in Lake Erie after rescuing two others and pulling another person from the water who later died. The U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes station said a distress call was received just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday,...

Alex Palou embraces IndyCar hybrid engine, edges Pato O'Ward to win second straight Mid-Ohio pole

Jul. 07, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Alex Palou demonstrated his quick command of IndyCar’s new hybrid engine on Saturday to nudge Pato O’Ward by 0.0024 seconds for his second consecutive pole at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Palou now seeks his third victory this season on Sunday in the...

3 rescued, 1 sought in Lake Erie in Ohio after distress call, Coast Guard says

Jul. 06, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three people were rescued and a fourth person was being sought in Lake Erie in Ohio after a distress call Saturday, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes station said the mayday call was received just after 10:30 a.m. A helicopter was launched from the...