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No decision rendered in Ohio police-shooting case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge didn't indicate when he will issue a decision on the question of whether or not prosecutors used tainted grand jury testimony to indict six Cleveland officers in a deadly police shooting in 2012.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Executions, new death sentences continue to fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Drug dealer charged in overdose case gets 20 years

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A convicted northeast Ohio drug dealer accused of selling the synthetic opiate fentanyl to a woman who fatally overdosed has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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$305K settlement in Ohio suit over infant's rape

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A child raped as an infant by her biological parents during a partially supervised visit would receive payments under a $305,000 settlement between her adoptive parents and a children services agency they sued in northeast Ohio.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official is warning of the dangers of powdered pure caffeine after the deaths of a Georgia man and an Ohio teenager.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Ohio veterans meeting offers forum on medical services

CINCINNATI (AP) — Area veterans will have a chance to air any concerns and suggestions for improving medical services at a town hall meeting in southwestern Ohio.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Inmate caught after escape at Cincinnati hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Hamilton County sheriff says an inmate who briefly escaped from his room at a Cincinnati hospital while being treated for a medical condition was taken back into custody by hospital security after a search of the grounds.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Cleveland police shooting shows need for strict screenings

DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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