Akron police officer placed on leave amid probe

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A high-ranking officer in the Akron Police Department has been placed on paid leave amid an internal investigation, but the department says it is unrelated to the recent forced resignation of the department's police chief.


Prosecutor: No charges for mom of child who died in hot car

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of a 15-month-old girl who died after the woman left her inside a car as she worked in a nearby office will not be charged in the death, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • Written by By LISA CORNWELL

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an outside analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Bill moves to cut notification penalty on concealed-carry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are looking at cutting the penalties for concealed-carry permit holders who don't tell police that they have a weapon when they're detained by authorities.


Judge: Inmate drug reaction wasn't enough to stop execution


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Descriptions of the repeated rising and falling of an inmate's stomach weren't enough to stop his execution under current legal precedent governing lethal injection in Ohio, a federal judge said in explaining his decision not to intervene.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press