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Columbus protest over George Floyd's death turns violent

May. 29, 2020 4:19 AM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent, leaving smashed storefront windows along downtown streets around the statehouse. The crowd of around 400 people entered into a...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

Man will face possible death penalty in Ohio officer's death

May. 28, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted a man on 10 counts that include an aggravated murder charge that carries a potential death sentence in the killing of a police officer. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the charges Wednesday against Terry Blankenship, 42,...

Man charged with murder in crash into Ohio police officer

May. 28, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor will ask a grand jury to have an aggravated murder charge carry the death penalty for a man accused of killing a police officer by crashing into her during a chase. Hamilton County authorities said the grand jury isn’t meeting now because of the coronavirus...

2019 NYSAPA news and broadcast contest winners announced

May. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association on Thursday announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The...

Suits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

May. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. The counties are...

Ex-TV weatherman sentenced to prison on child porn charges

May. 28, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children was sentenced Thursday to four to six years in prison. Mike Davis' sentence followed his guilty pleas on four counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Authorities have...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 13, 2013 file photo, A John Deere tractor tee marker is seen during the third round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.  Officials decided Thursday, May 28, 2020 to cancel this year's tournament. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

John Deere Classic chooses to cancel PGA Tour event

May. 28, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to resume its schedule, John Deere Classic officials decided Thursday to cancel what would have been the fifth tournament back. Tournament director Clair Peterson said there were too many obstacles to overcome involving too many risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it...

About 1.3 million Ohioans file jobless claims over 10 weeks

May. 28, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1.3 million people filed unemployment claims in the past 10 weeks as Ohio’s economy cratered during stay-at-home orders that led to widespread layoffs, the state reported Thursday. For the week ending May 23, about 42,000 people filed jobless claims despite the gradual...

Family of teen killed during pursuit sues Cleveland officers

May. 28, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police should have ended the high-speed chase of a teenage carjacking suspect that traveled into a neighboring city and ended with a 13-year-old girl's death, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the girl's mother against 22 Cleveland officers. Tamia Chappman was killed in December...