Jury deliberations begin in Ohio officer's murder retrial


CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio jury is beginning deliberations in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist after pulling him over for a missing front license plate.

  • Written by By JANICE MORSE , Associated Press

Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision


YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates after a collision at sea until their flooded sleeping berth began running out of air pockets, while other survivors — believing their ship was under attack — hurried to man the guns.

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  • Written by By MARI YAMAGUCHI and TAMMY WEBBER , Associated Press

Proposal expands placing low-level offenders in community


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The current version of the Ohio budget expands a program allowing low-level felony offenders to remain in their communities under supervision without going to prison.


Ohio auditor questions lack of investigations after scandal


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state auditor is questioning why some Columbus school administrators haven't been disciplined by the Ohio Department of Education five years after a newspaper investigation found that records had been altered to scrub millions of student absences.