Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned.

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  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER and ANGELIKI KASTANIS, Associated Press

US consumer chief's expected Ohio run draws mixed reaction


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal consumer chief Richard Cordray's expected entry into the race for Ohio governor is bolstering many Democrats' hopes for winning back some control in the bellwether state, even as others see his decision to resign the post as a negative for the party nationally.


  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Man arrested for mass shooting threats at casino, church


CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has been arrested for threatening to carry out mass shootings at a megachurch and the Las Vegas casino where his estranged wife works.


Experts: Failed execution attempt may cause legal challenges


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Experts say Ohio's failure to execute a condemned killer despite multiple claims the inmate's veins were accessible will lead to new challenges in the state's lethal injection process.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press