September 1, 2014

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An Angel for Oakmont

Cabrera wins 1st major, beats Tiger, Furyk by 1 Doug Ferguson The Associated Press OAKMONT, Pa. — The only thing Angel Cabrera couldn’t conquer at this U.S. Open was Oakmont. That was much tougher than Tiger Woods. Cabrera hit all the right shots at the right time Sunday, none bigger than a booming tee shot Read More…

Tiger fails to deliver

Jim Litke The Associated Press OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — The bargain is rarely this simple. Make birdie at either No. 17 or 18 and force a playoff. Birdie them both and the U.S. Open trophy rides home in the back seat of the car that carried Tiger Woods out onto Hulton Road late Sunday afternoon Read More…

Fausto fantastic in finale – indians 5, braves 2

 indians 5, braves 2 CLEVELAND — Sure, it was Father’s Day, but Fausto Carmona wasn’t about to let the Atlanta Braves keep confirming that they were the Indians’ daddy. With the villainous Braves, who prevented Cleveland from winning a world championship in 1995, a win away from sweeping the Indians in their own house Sunday, Read More…

Hafner is way overdue – Tribe Notes

CLEVELAND — Any day now. That’s when the Indians are expecting Travis Hafner to shake off an offensive funk that has pretty much followed him through the first 2½ months of the season. “Travis has always led the way for us offensively,” Indians manager Eric Wedge said of the team’s top run producer the past Read More…

A win at last – Nascar: Michigan

Edwards gets first victory in 19 months Jenna Fryer The Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Carl Edwards won four races in his first full season, finishing an impressive third in the Nextel Cup standings. That quick success made Edwards believe wins would be easy to come by. Instead, it took him 19 months to race Read More…

Computer expert probing theft of state records

Matt Reed The Associated Press  COLUMBUS — The state has hired a computer security expert who specializes in civil and criminal cases to determine the likelihood of someone getting access to the data on a stolen backup storage device, Gov. Ted Strickland said Sunday. Matthew Curtin, 34, today will begin reviewing what’s already known is Read More…

New voting chief gains high praise

CLEVELAND — The new elections director in Ohio’s largest county won over critics of the historically messy board in a few short months, but her biggest challenge will be next year’s presidential election. Jane Platten has been interim director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections since February, when Michael Vu resigned under pressure after Read More…

Study: Supreme Court rulings take longer

CLEVELAND — The average time the Ohio Supreme Court takes to issue rulings after it hears oral arguments in a case increased by 40 percent over a a two-year period, a newspaper analysis published Sunday found. The Plain Dealer analysis found that cases averaged five months between arguments and the court’s decisions in 2004, but Read More…

Abbas installs new leaders

Karin Laub The Associated Press RAMALLAH, West Bank — Ignoring Hamas’ vehement protests, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday swore in a new government without his political rivals, outlawed Hamas militias and said he’ll push hard for a restoration of foreign aid to the Palestinians after a punishing 15-month boycott. The blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza Read More…

Body of slain airman arrives back home

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — A small group of friends and relatives lined the tarmac at Lorain County Regional Airport on Sunday morning to welcome home the body of Airman 1st Class Eric Barnes. Barnes, 20, of Lorain, was killed June 10 by an improvised explosive device while on convoy delivery duty 100 miles south of Read More…