John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Court upholds death sentence of condemned Ohio killer of 11

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Senate passes concealed-carry expansion bill in last actions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks, concealed weapons would be permitted in more places including day cares and puppy mills would be outlawed under bills that lawmakers considered or approved Wednesday in the final days of their two-year session.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press