Ohio gov.: No clemency despite prosecutor’s plea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor rejected clemency Wednesday for a condemned Cleveland killer who stabbed his victim 17 times, overruling a rare plea for mercy from the prosecutor overseeing his case and support from nearly half of…

Pilot Flying J revises class action settlement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has revised a class action settlement that some trucking companies had criticized as a bad deal. The original settlement,…

AP: Lawyer says NH teen disappearance plea coming

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who allegedly lied to police about the disappearance of a University of New Hampshire sophomore last fall says she will plead guilty to all charges connected to her death.…

Some kingly history behind Prince George’s name

LONDON (AP) — In choosing to call their first child George Alexander Louis, Prince William and his wife, Kate, selected a first name steeped in British history. While “George” means farmer and earth worker — not trades typically…

Last hospitalized marathon victim heads home

BOSTON (AP) — The last hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing victim went home Wednesday, exactly 100 days after the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Marc Fucarile lost his right leg above the knee, broke…
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Car hits bike in south Wichita

A bicyclist is in the hospital after riding into the path of a car at 31st and Seneca Wednesday.…

Congress members head to NYC for immigration tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress debates immigration legislation, members of the House and Senate embark Thursday on a weekend tour of immigration-related sites in New York City, with stops at Ellis Island and at a naturalization ceremony. Around…

US disappointed in Yemen journalist’s release

CAIRO (AP) — The United States expressed disappointment Wednesday in the release of a Yemeni journalist who rights groups say was detained because of his reporting on al-Qaida and alleged U.S. complicity in attacks in Yemen. Abdelela Shayie…

NY regulators query 20 reinsurers about Iran ties

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s financial regulators asked 20 more reinsurance companies Wednesday for information about business with Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions, including measures they’ve taken to ensure they don’t underwrite prohibited shipping. The Department…

GOP signals it will oppose nominees to key court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week after the Senate hashed out a compromise for approving seven of President Barack Obama’s nominees to run government departments, agencies and boards, Republicans on Wednesday signaled their opposition to Obama’s plan for…
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Man who impersonated police in scams arrested

Kansas authorities say a man who impersonated law enforcement officers as part of a scam to cash phony checks and pass bad checks has been arrested in Oklahoma.…

Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service…

Lowe not fazed by O’Reilly ‘Killing Kennedy’ link

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Rob Lowe, who has publicly aligned himself with the Democratic party in the past, says it was not a concern to take on a TV movie adaptation of Fox News pundit and conservative…

Analysis: A volatile summer for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — On and off screen, it’s been a bruising summer for Hollywood. Every weekend, the multiplex has been under siege like it has rarely been before. One after another, they have come: Big-budget, globe-trotting blockbusters…