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Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Congresswomen Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin try to intervene as Columbus Police use pepper spray on protesters during a protest on the death of George Floyd on South High Street near the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday May 30, 2020.  Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. [Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Governor calls out Ohio National Guard amid protests

May. 30, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — The governor of Ohio said he was calling out the Ohio National Guard and also asking the highway patrol to help enforce laws in Columbus as the mayor of that city and Cleveland both announced 10 p.m. curfews following damage to businesses amid protests over the death in Minneapolis of...

Ohio governor activates National Guard, sends highway patrol to Columbus to restore order amid protests

May. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio governor activates National Guard, sends highway patrol to Columbus to restore order amid protests.
Protesters hold signs and walk past a line of police in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, May 28, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. Columbus police used pepper spray to disperse protesters after some threw plastic bottles of water, smoke bombs and other items at police. Windows at the Statehouse and in bus stations along High Street were shattered, trash cans were tossed and decorative planters wrecked. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Columbus protest over George Floyd's death turns violent

May. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (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 early Friday, with windows smashed at the Ohio Statehouse and on storefronts along surrounding downtown streets. The...

Ohio AG seeks review by full court in death penalty case

May. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has requested a hearing before a full panel of judges at the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to argue that a man considered intellectually disabled can and should be put to death. Yost made the request Thursday after a three-judge panel ruled...

13 Ohio coronavirus cases now traced back to January

May. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 13 cases of the coronavirus have been traced to beginning in January, according to the Ohio Department of Health. While the state's data show none of those first cases resulted in any deaths or hospitalizations, they do indicate the virus was established in Ohio earlier than...

Proposal would create Ohio database of convicted sex buyers

May. 29, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Individuals convicted of trying to buy sex or trafficking women for sex would be placed on a publicly accessible database for five years, under legislation approved Thursday by the Ohio House. Supporters say the measure, backed by Attorney General David Yost, is aimed at the demand...

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...

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...

Attorney chosen to fill seat of Ohio GOP lawmaker who died

May. 28, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney from northeastern Ohio has been chosen to fill the Youngstown-area seat of a state lawmaker who died. House Speaker Larry Householder said a committee picked Alessandro “Al” Cutrona to represent the 59th District, which includes most of Mahoning County. The...