Jordanian in US accused of trying to join terrorist group

A Jordanian citizen who appeared Thursday in a United States court on charges he attempted to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State group has been watched by federal investigators since January when he tried to get into the Turkish embassy in Washington, court records show.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press

Ohio wants 4,700 educators back in fingerprint-check system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 4,700 Ohio-licensed educators are missing from Ohio's fingerprint-tracking system that helps notify their employers about any new criminal charges against them, so they're being asked to voluntarily be fingerprinted again and get background checks while officials seek to fix a loophole that led to the problem.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO , Associated Press