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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Every Tuesday for months, DeWine interrupts his remarks on pandemic stats and safety measures and pleads with fellow Republican lawmakers to act on his legislation addressing gun violence in the state. DeWine proposed the bill after a mass shooting in Dayton in 2019. A key element is boosting penalties for felons committing new crimes with guns. The governor says the need has only grown more dire since Dayton. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Ohio governor pleads for legislative action on gun violence

Oct. 27, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At some point during Gov. Mike DeWine's Tuesday briefing on Ohio's fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive will also continue his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence. As he has every Tuesday for months, the governor will interrupt his remarks on...

Carol McCarthy sends candy down the candy chute that she will use to give out treats to socially-distant trick-or-treaters on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Palmyra, N.J. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

One Good Thing: Wickedly creative pandemic trick-or-treating

Oct. 27, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dropping candy down a chute for little costumed Baby Sharks, Mulans and Black Panthers. Flinging full-size candy bars to them via mini-catapults, “Game of Thrones” style, or with decorated slingshots. Scattering candy at social distances across the front yard, placing it in...

Injuries and strife plague Bengals' defense as Burrow stars

Oct. 26, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals defense is in disarray, on the field and off. Multiple injuries to key personnel and an inability to shut the door on teams are glaring reasons the Bengals keep losing close games and are stuck at 1-5-1 as another dismal season approaches the midway point....

Michigan running back Zach Charbonnet (24) carries for a touchdown against Minnesota in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)

No. 13 Michigan's offense was ready for season opener

Oct. 26, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even as Michigan closed the 2019 season with dispiriting losses to Ohio State and Alabama, there were some encouraging signs for the Wolverines on offense. Now Michigan has more evidence that coordinator Josh Gattis is making progress. The Wolverines began this pandemic-delayed 2020...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, throws under pressure from Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo )

Jaguars sticking with coach Doug Marrone, at least for now

Oct. 26, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE , Fla. (AP) — Doug Marrone’s job is safe for now. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan spared Marrone following the team’s sixth consecutive loss, a 39-29 setback at the Los Angeles Chargers in which the Jaguars tied an NFL record by allowing at least 30 points in six straight...

Cleveland Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones (11) celebrates his touchdown reception with Jarvis Landry (80) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Big loss: Browns take first steps without injured Beckham

Oct. 26, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns had finally figured out how to best use Odell Beckham Jr.'s unique skills. They're back at the drawing board now in Cleveland. Beckham won't be a distraction or a weapon for quarterback Baker Mayfield for the rest of 2020 — at least. His season's over, and if the Browns...

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Beckham's season over, Browns star WR tears knee ligament

Oct. 26, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. was in a much better place emotionally and physically. This was going to be the season he changed minds. He was determined to make 2020 — and its many obstacles — a special year, re-establish himself as one of the NFL's best players and lead the Browns back...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) evades the tackle of SMU safety Roderick Roberson, Jr. (13) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's best or rewarding success?

Oct. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

The AP Top 25 is embracing diversity. Nine of the 10 FBS conferences have a ranked team this week, including all the leagues currently playing games. Plus, there is an independent. There is something for everyone, but that kind of variety can make some fans question whether those non-Power Five teams really...

Katie Paris speaks to members of Red, Wine and Blue during a meeting, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland.With perennial swing-state Ohio appearing to be a toss-up in recent polling, the roles of campaign volunteers and grassroots groups in generating enthusiasm and turning out the vote likely will be crucial in the battle for the state’s 18 electoral votes. With names such as Red, Wine and Blue, Bold New Democracy and Ohio Battleground Alliance, they enable volunteers to pitch in even if they're pinned down at home with children, caregiving needs or their own health concerns. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Grassroots volunteers rally voters in swing state of Ohio

Oct. 26, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Something changed in Yana Duke this year. She came to the U.S. as a youth from Ukraine, had never been involved in politics before. But during the 2020 campaign season, she felt she had to do something. “What I'm afraid is coming to this country is what I'm running away...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, file photo, Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during an interview with an Associated Press reporter in his office at the Crandall Canyon Mine, in Huntington, Utah. Murray died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement as board chairman of a major U.S. coal operator. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Coal magnate Robert Murray dies; he long fought regulators

Oct. 26, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Robert Murray, the board chairman of the largest privately owned U.S. coal operator, who long fought federal regulations to reduce black lung disease, died at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement, a lawyer said. Michael Shaheen, an attorney who had...