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.


Cleveland expands law to let transgenders use any bathroom

CLEVELAND (AP) — Days before the Republican National Convention, Cleveland has passed a law expanding its anti-discrimination ordinance to allow transgender people to use restrooms, showers or locker rooms that align with their gender identity.


Fiat to keep Wrangler in Ohio, move Cherokee to Illinois

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will spend $1 billion to retool its Ohio assembly plant for production of a new Jeep Wrangler and to move its Jeep Cherokee line to Illinois.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press