Ohio's Strickland lays out security plank in US Senate race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland is supporting increased "aggressive" air attacks and drone strikes, targeted U.S. special forces operations and improved intelligence coordination as part of an enhanced campaign to defeat the Islamic State group.

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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh."

  • Written by SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

Ohio massacre: 1 family, 8 dead, hundreds of tips, 0 answers

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — From her house on Union Hill Road, Brittany Barker heard the first sirens first thing in the morning. She looked out and saw four police vehicles rush past. That was only the beginning.

"They just kept coming, kept coming, and kept coming," she recalled.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Authorities quiet on probe into slayings of 8 family members

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were tight-lipped Wednesday about their investigation into the slayings of eight family members in a rural part of the state, and the attorney general said they wanted to avoid informing the killer or killers about what they know.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Police find 2 kids badly hurt at motel, 1 hidden by blanket

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say officers responding to a report of a possible dead child at a southwest Ohio motel found a pair of young siblings with serious injuries and arrested their mother and two other adults.

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