September 16, 2014

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10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Sept. 16

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How U.S. ramps up response to Ebola The Obama administration will assign 3,000 American military personnel to West Africa to support local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed for victims of the Read More…

Chardon school shooter has long discipline record in prison

TJ Lane

COLUMBUS — The school shooter who briefly escaped from a prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday. T.J. Lane, convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in the Cleveland area in 2012, did not threaten officers with the pitchfork, and it isn’t known where he Read More…

Hope fading fast for Indians after loss to Astros drops them 6 games back in hunt for second wild card

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez fields an infield hit by Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday in Houston. Marisnick was safe at first with a single. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON — The Cleveland Indians’ wild-card hopes took another hit Monday night with their fourth straight loss. Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory. The Indians know they have to figure out a way to get back on Read More…

Bye week doesn’t mean bye-bye work for Ohio State

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer stands on the sidelines Saturday in Columbus. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — If any naive Ohio State football players had a notion that they were getting this week off, coach Urban Meyer dispelled that possibility almost immediately. Yeah, they’ll get a couple of days off. But then it’s back to work. “Time to move on, a bye week, and then get ready,” Meyer said soon Read More…

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson  (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five. While many of Peterson’s teammates welcomed him back and threw their support behind the embattled former MVP, the Vikings also Read More…

10 Things to Know, Monday, Sept. 15

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Hollande presses for action against militants France’s president says there’s “no time to lose” in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq’s borders. 2. Read More…

Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in “Django Unchained,” is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute Read More…

Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

A fan holds his tickets, which has a photo of Minnesota Vikings runningback Adrian Peterson outside TCF Bank Stadium before the start of an NFL football game between the Vikings and the New England Patriots, Sunday in Minneapolis. Peterson was indicted in Texas on Friday for using a branch to spank one of his sons. He turned himself in early Saturday at a jail in Montgomery County, was processed and released, and deactivated by the Vikings for Sunday's game.  (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Carlos Gonzalez)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it’s not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them. The star running back was inactive for the team’s home opener after being charged with child abuse for striking his Read More…

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev poses for photographers during a news conference after she was crowned Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Monday in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where Read More…

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Nassau County police officers enter a home in Long Beach, N.Y., in search of an armed killer, based on a phone call that turned out to be a hoax. (AP Photo/Newsday, Jim Staubitser, File)

DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York’s Long Island claimed to have killed Read More…