Justices turn away appeal over Ohio ballot law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of an Ohio law that changed the standards for absentee and provisional ballots in ways that critics said posed an illegal burden on minority voters.


Jury deliberations begin in Ohio officer's murder retrial


CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio jury is beginning deliberations in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist after pulling him over for a missing front license plate.

  • Written by By JANICE MORSE , Associated Press

Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision


YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates after a collision at sea until their flooded sleeping berth began running out of air pockets, while other survivors — believing their ship was under attack — hurried to man the guns.

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  • Written by By MARI YAMAGUCHI and TAMMY WEBBER , Associated Press