Ohio lawmaker claims extortion as GOP rival airs racy texts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican woman running against an Ohio lawmaker with whom she exchanged sexual text messages has followed through on her threat to release more texts, even as the legislator pursues an extortion claim against her.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Passengers heard window popping on Southwest plane

CLEVELAND (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednesday.


  • Written by By MARK GILLISPIE and DAVID PORTER , Associated Press