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Guilty pleas in illegal shipping of hazardous waste

Jun. 19, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally transporting 9 million pounds of hazardous waste from Mississippi to Missouri without acquiring the proper permits. Raymond Williams, 71, of Atlanta, the president and CEO of U.S. Technology Corp., based in Canton, Ohio,...

Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron's plans

Jun. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year's draft not knowing if they're choosing a player to...

2 Wisconsin deaths attributed to storms

Jun. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have attributed another death in Wisconsin to the storms that caused widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says severe thunderstorms toppled a large oak tree onto a camper on Lake Chetac, killing a man inside and injuring a woman and...

Firefighters suspended; accused of making porn at firehouse

Jun. 19, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK'-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief...

Browns sign OL Greg Robinson, former No. 2 pick by Rams

Jun. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick that year out of Auburn. Robinson failed to live up to expectations with Los Angeles and was traded to Detroit before...

Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

Jun. 19, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to Akron Fire...

In death, one young man stands tall in North Korea relations

Jun. 19, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier's legacy is still being written a year after his death. The 22-year-old U.S. college student who died in a vegetative state in a Cincinnati hospital days after his release from North Korea is being remembered prominently during a dramatic shift in U.S.-North Korean...

Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2

Jun. 19, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer turned from pitcher to politician to prize fighter. If the weather was going to finish him, Bauer was going down swinging. Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings before a rain delay ended his night, and Jason Kipnis homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the...

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Jun. 18, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a 75-year-old man was...

Man spared more jail time in 2016 FBI office gate crash

Jun. 18, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of ramming a dump truck through the security gate of the FBI's Pittsburgh field office nearly two years ago has been spared additional jail time. Fifty-year-old Thomas Ross, formerly of New Waterford, was sentenced Monday to time served and six to 12 months in a...