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Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US

Aug. 25, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

The first judgment is expected Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. More trials and legal settlements are likely to follow the ruling in Oklahoma as the nation looks for answers and solutions to...

Indians 3B Ramírez out with broken hand for playoff push

Aug. 25, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have been dealt a major blow at the worst time possible. Third baseman José Ramírez, whose hitting tear has aligned with Cleveland's surge in the standings, needs surgery on his broken right hand and will be sidelined indefinitely as the Indians try to catch...

Fire officials: 7-year-old dies in fire at home

Aug. 25, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a 7-year-old girl has died in a fire at her Ohio home. Lorain Fire Department officials say the house fire began shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday in the northeast Ohio city roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Cleveland. They say the home was engulfed in flames when...

Reyes hits 3-run homer, leads Indians to 4-2 win over Royals

Aug. 25, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes had his biggest hit with the Cleveland Indians. Yet Reyes and his teammates weren't in the mood to celebrate Saturday's victory over Kansas City because it might have come with a significant loss. Reyes hit a three-run homer that helped Cleveland to a 4-2 victory over the...

Indians Jose Ramirez leaves game with right wrist injury

Aug. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez has been removed from the Indians' game against Kansas City with a right wrist injury. A team spokesman said Ramirez left Saturday's game in the first inning because of "discomfort." With two outs, Ramirez fouled off a 2-0 pitch from right-hander Glenn...

Baker, Browns don't live up to hype in clunker vs Bucs

Aug. 24, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the hype around the Browns seemed hilarious. They didn't look anything close to being Super Bowl contenders in their third exhibition game, the one many teams view as the final tuneup for the regular season. Baker Mayfield was strangely inaccurate and Cleveland's offense,...

Hand, Lindor lead Indians past Royals 4-1

Aug. 23, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona's faith in his All-Star closer paid off Friday night. Brad Hand bounced back from his recent struggles to record his 30th save and Cleveland defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Friday night. Hand had blown three consecutive saves and allowed seven earned...

Serial killer pleads guilty in 4 slayings

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country pleaded guilty Friday to murdering four women in Ohio. Samuel Little appeared via Skype from the California state prison where he's serving multiple life sentences. He admitted in separate hearings that he killed two...

The Latest: Serial killer pleads guilty to more slayings

Aug. 23, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on sentencings of serial killer Samuel Little in Ohio (all times local): 3 p.m. A confessed serial killer just hours after pleading guilty and being sentenced for the slayings of two women in Cincinnati has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for killing two women in Cleveland....

Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for 5th win in row

Aug. 23, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing that stopped Noah Syndergaard was the weather. Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday night in a rain-shortened game for their...