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Trump claim brings new pain to relatives of lynching victims

Oct. 23, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Willie Edwards Jr., a black truck driver, was killed by Ku Klux Klansmen who forced him to jump off a bridge in Alabama in 1957. Two years earlier, white men had bludgeoned black teenager Emmett Till to death in Mississippi. No one went to prison for either slaying. Both people died...

'Jeffersons,' 'Diff'rent Strokes' producer Al Burton dies

Oct. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Al Burton, a TV producer whose six-decade career included an eclectic mix of beauty pageants, variety and game shows and groundbreaking comedies including "The Jeffersons" and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," died Tuesday. He was 91. Burton died at his home in San Mateo, California,...

Autoworkers from closed plants fight new GM contract

Oct. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If they can close our plant, they can close yours, too. That's the message from workers at three shuttered General Motors factories that didn't get new products under the tentative contract agreement reached last week between GM and the United Auto Workers, who have been on strike against...

Day: Wisconsin loss doesn't diminish matchup with Ohio State

Oct. 22, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Though Ohio State's matchup with Wisconsin this week is no longer a showdown of unbeaten top-10 teams, Buckeyes coach Ryan Day says that doesn't change a thing. The Badgers (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) suffered a shocking 24-23 loss to Illinois last Saturday after being favored by more than 30...

Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortages

Oct. 22, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched. Unions and professional groups for such...

News groups push ahead in bid for gunman's school records

Oct. 22, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — News organizations seeking school records of a gunman who killed nine people in Dayton have appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court after a lower court rejected their bid for access to the files. The organizations filed a notice of appeal Monday over the decision by three 2nd District Court of...

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

Oct. 21, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland's Cuyahoga County and...

The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell

Oct. 21, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A group of state attorneys general is pushing officials from other state and local governments to accept a $48 billion deal to settle all the opioid-related lawsuits against two drugmakers and the three biggest...

Browns relieved Garrett incident with punching fan not worse

Oct. 21, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens believes the fan who punched Myles Garrett was lucky. "I was glad the guy ran," Kitchens cracked Monday as Cleveland returned from its bye weekend. As the Browns began their break last week, Garrett was driving in downtown Cleveland when a fan pulled...

Browns RB Hunt practices while still serving NFL suspension

Oct. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt ran back to the Browns sooner than expected. The suspended star returned to the team and practiced Monday after serving only six games of an eight-game NFL suspension for two violent off-field altercations that threatened to end his playing career. Hunt has been observed...