Prosecutor's group opposes lethal-force prosecution changes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A task force recommendation that Ohio's attorney general be given exclusive authority to investigate cases involving police use of lethal force is drawing opposition from a prosecutors association and others.

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Rifle, handgun stolen from Ohio police officer's vehicle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an M16 rifle, a handgun and two ballistic vests were stolen from a plainclothes police officer's unmarked vehicle outside a central Ohio restaurant.

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Republican panel leaves anti-Trump move gasping for breath

CLEVELAND (AP) — The struggle by conservatives for an 11th-hour derailment of Donald Trump's drive for the Republican presidential nomination is gasping for breath after a committee at the GOP national convention crushed their push to let delegates back the candidate of their choice.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Officials find powerful anesthetic in some heroin cases

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials responding to a recent spike in opiate overdoses around the northeast Ohio city of Akron suspect some users are trying to increase the potency of heroin and other drugs by mixing in a powerful anesthetic that's used to sedate elephants and other large animals.

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