House budget pumps $170M into solving Ohio's opiate epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Money to create a smartphone app, establish a 24-hour hotline and fund other inventive ways to tackle Ohio's opioid crisis is included in a package of budget revisions majority House Republicans unveiled Tuesday.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Insurer Centene commits to shaky ACA exchanges for 2018

One health insurer is eager to dive back into the Affordable Care Act's troubled insurance exchanges next year, even as competitors waver and President Donald Trump tweets doom about the law's future.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer

Tamir Rice lawyer releases videos ahead of officer hearings

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice said Tuesday he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers' statements as the city ponders whether to discipline or even fire them.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE , Associated Press

Court agrees to rehear lethal injection case in win for Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state on Tuesday won a round in its efforts to restart executions in Ohio, though in the short term a court's ruling will likely delay efforts to put a condemned child killer to death.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press