Unemployment rates mostly fall in US battleground states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

More Ohio kids in foster care amid opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Child welfare advocates in Ohio say children have become the "invisible victims" of the opioid crisis as more kids are put into foster care and funding for children services agencies falls short.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Private review of Tyre King's body finds he was shot 3 times

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 13-year-old boy fatally shot by Columbus police last week was struck three times, according to findings by a medical examiner hired by the teen's family to evaluate the body.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

524k Ohio absentee ballots requested, 40k more than 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say more than 524,000 absentee ballots have been requested in Ohio this year — an increase of 40,000 compared to the same period during the 2012 presidential election.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS