July 26, 2014

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Kluber good, Tribe is far from perfect

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night. Cain opened the 14th with an infield single and stole second before Aoki Read More…

AP source: Josh Gordon to meet with NFL Aug. 1

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NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have a hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1. Gordon was arrested this month on charges of driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh, North Carolina. Read More…

Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

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PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal Read More…

Indians lose first series in July

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez topples over after tagging out Minnesota Twins' Danny Santana as he attempted to steal second base in the seventh inning. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time this month, Cleveland lost a series. Trevor Bauer lost for the first time in five July starts as the Indians lost 3-1 to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday to drop two of three. “We just didn’t do much offensively,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “I would say (Bauer) held Read More…

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17′s victims

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In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his Read More…

Woman hit in face with rock faces long recovery

This undated photo shows Randy Budd and his wife, Sharon Budd, a middle school language arts teacher. They live in Uniontown, south of Akron.  (AP Photo/Randy Budd)

DANVILLE, Pa. — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd’s skull: To keep her alive. After nearly two weeks, including surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged parts of her brain, they are cautiously optimistic. Read More…

Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher lead way as Indians top Twins

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana lays down a bunt single in the third inning against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians hope struggling Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher continue to hit like they did Tuesday night. Having Danny Salazar pitch like he did won’t hurt either. Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as the Indians beat the Read More…

Obama’s health care law hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama speaks at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington Monday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama administration immediately declared that those policyholders would keep getting financial aid for their premiums as it seeks review of the ruling. Read More…

UPDATED: Ashland man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison. The man, Jordie Callahan, 28, and his girlfriend were convicted in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and Read More…

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

David Vernon, 18, takes a break while reading on his porch in Columbus. Both Republicans and Democrats are seeking voters like Vernon, a self-described moderate and an avid social media user who says he has seen a steady increase in tweets from both parties aimed at attracting younger African-American voters to get involved in political campaigns. (AP Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites — defined as those ages 18 to 64, with Read More…