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Court denies request for emergency halt to Ohio abortion ban

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An emergency stay of Ohio's newly imposed state ban on abortions at the first detectable “fetal heartbeat” was rejected Friday by the state Supreme Court. At issue was a request by Ohio abortion providers for the interim delay while the court reviews the...

AP source: Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio agree to 3-year contract

Jul. 01, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent point guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. Rubio, who was instrumental in Cleveland's turnaround last season before...

Ohio governor postpones 2 executions scheduled for 2023

Jul. 01, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unofficial death penalty moratorium will continue past Gov. Mike DeWine's first term, based on a pair of reprieves for the first two executions of 2023 that were announced Friday. The news follows DeWine's decision a week ago to postpone the remaining...

Giménez homer in 9th gives Guardians 5-3 win over Twins

Jun. 30, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrés Giménez watched his home run clear the center-field fence, kissed his bat and then flipped it while turning toward Minnesota’s stunned dugout. For the second day in a row, the Cleveland Guardians won a game they probably should have lost and handed the...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Ohio school district sued over 'anti-racism' teaching ban

Jun. 30, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district's ban on “anti-racism” instruction is itself racist and an unconstitutional free speech prohibition, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to have the ban overturned. At issue is a resolution to create “a culture of kindness”...

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans

Jun. 30, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arizona’s attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana's attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with...

Naylor's 2-run HR in 10th gives Guardians 7-6 win over Twins

Jun. 30, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Naylor flipped his bat wildly when the ball soared over the fence and flung his helmet 20 feet in the air as he approached home plate. Then he headbutted Cleveland manager Terry Francona. Naylor hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th...

Brenner completes hat trick in 70th, Cincinnati draws NYCFC

Jun. 29, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brenner completed a hat trick in the 70th minute and Cincinnati tied New York City FC 4-4 on Wednesday night. It was the first hat trick in club history for Cincinnati. Brenner's third goal tied it at 4. He also scored two goals six minutes apart...

Mexican migrant in Texas tragedy hoped to reach kin in Ohio

Jun. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two cousins returned to the tiny, hardscrabble hamlet they grew up in in southern Mexico about two weeks ago to say goodbye in what has become a rite of passage for generations of migrants from their remote, impoverished mountainous region in Oaxaca state. ...