GOP convention planners come down with stomach flu

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eleven members of the planning team for the California delegation to the Republican convention were recovering Tuesday from a bout of norovirus, or what's commonly known as stomach flu, health officials said. No delegates appeared to be affected.

  • Written by MICHAEL HILL, MARK GILLISPIE

Ohio policeman served sandwich containing shards of glass

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city say an officer was served a sandwich containing glass shards at a restaurant, and an assault squad is investigating whether it was intentional.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rally to remember black Ohio motorist killed by campus cop

CINCINNATI (AP) — A rally marking the anniversary of the death of a black motorist fatally shot by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop is scheduled in Cincinnati.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cleveland police are relying heavily on bike patrols

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police trying to keep protests from turning violent during the Republican convention are relying heavily on officers on bikes, who are not only more maneuverable but are seen as friendlier and less intimidating.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press, MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

Bear that escaped zoo had climbed trees with electric wires

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A young black bear that escaped its Ohio zoo enclosure by scaling a fence with electrified wires previously climbed trees wrapped with "hot wires" intended to jolt animals as a deterrent, according to an inspection report.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press