A look at grand juries; 1 to consider police shooting of boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Grand juries, panels of residents that decide if someone should be charged with a crime, have been part of the American legal system since the country was founded. Defense attorneys, bar associations and, increasingly, activists say grand juries have outlived their usefulness, especially after panels in Missouri and New York voted not to indict police officers in fatal encounters with black men. Many states no longer use them and make prosecutors decide whether someone should be charged criminally.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

Republicans to charge media to cover 2016 convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives for news organizations who plan to cover next summer's convention are protesting a move by the Republican National Committee to charge news media organizations a $150 access fee for seats on the press stand.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 students arrested after Tecumseh School threats

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A bomb threat while investigators were at a western Ohio high school after an earlier threat has resulted in two students being arrested.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bill provides confidential address for violence victims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victims of domestic violence, stalking and other crimes could have their address shielded from use by government agencies under proposed Ohio legislation.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS