Ryan says tax overhaul long overdue

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Noting he had just gotten his driver's license the last time Congress overhauled the nation's tax system, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday insisted lawmakers will act soon even as he deals with deep divisions in his own Republican Party.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Suspect in 5 slayings pleads guilty, avoids death sentence

CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of a victim in a quintuple homicide had to be wrestled out of a Cleveland courtroom on Wednesday after he tried to attack a defendant who had just pleaded guilty to the fatal shootings to avoid a possible death sentence.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

No action for years on Ohio board for African immigrants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of Ohio's growing African immigrant community say they're hopeful a decade-long wait for their own state advocacy board is almost over.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press