Key Senate race in Ohio showing increasing promise for GOP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Sen. Rob Portman won the support of another Ohio labor union Wednesday, fueling GOP optimism about hanging onto the swing-state seat and Senate control in November. The union endorsement also added to Democrats' concerns about their candidate, former Gov. Ted Strickland.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Indiana awards $1.3M for 33 projects to enhance waterways

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants for improvements to lakes and streams, including efforts to stem the flow of damaging nutrients into Lake Erie and Lake Michigan.