Judge's error makes man's guilty plea to Ohio murder invalid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man imprisoned for murder must choose whether to pursue a new plea deal or a trial after an appeals court concluded his guilty plea is invalid because of a judge's error.


Cleveland submits manuals on probes of citizen complaints

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has submitted manuals to a federal judge setting guidelines on how two civilian-run agencies investigate and handle citizen complaints as the city works to meet requirements in an agreement to reform its police department.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

Ohio State students offer support after car-and-knife attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University students on Wednesday continued to offer messages of support following an attack on campus that injured nearly a dozen people.

  • Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press; ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

AP Explains: Ohio attacker protested Myanmar Muslims' plight


Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born student accused of carrying out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University this week, reportedly protested on his Facebook page about the killing of minority Muslims in Myanmar. Muslim Rohingya face discrimination and violence from the Buddhist majority in the country, also called Burma. Their plight generally goes unnoticed by the world at large, even though some rights activists say their persecution amounts to ethnic cleansing. Here are several things to know about the group: