Republican panel leaves anti-Trump move gasping for breath

CLEVELAND (AP) — The struggle by conservatives for an 11th-hour derailment of Donald Trump's drive for the Republican presidential nomination is gasping for breath after a committee at the GOP national convention crushed their push to let delegates back the candidate of their choice.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Officials find powerful anesthetic in some heroin cases

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials responding to a recent spike in opiate overdoses around the northeast Ohio city of Akron suspect some users are trying to increase the potency of heroin and other drugs by mixing in a powerful anesthetic that's used to sedate elephants and other large animals.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cleveland expands law to let transgenders use any bathroom

CLEVELAND (AP) — Days before the Republican National Convention, Cleveland has passed a law expanding its anti-discrimination ordinance to allow transgender people to use restrooms, showers or locker rooms that align with their gender identity.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fiat to keep Wrangler in Ohio, move Cherokee to Illinois

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will spend $1 billion to retool its Ohio assembly plant for production of a new Jeep Wrangler and to move its Jeep Cherokee line to Illinois.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press