August 21, 2014

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Ohio State’s Braxton Miller reinjures throwing shoulder during practice

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller throws during a game in December. The Heisman contender has reinjured his shoulder and is out for the season. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

COLUMBUS — With just over two weeks remaining before its season opener, it appears No. 5 Ohio State has already sustained a devastating loss. Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, quarterback Braxton Miller, considered among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder in practice Monday. Ohio State officials Read More…

10 Things to Know, Monday, Aug. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson The decision comes hours after police used tear gas once again to clear protesters demonstrating against the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman. 2. Islamic Read More…

Bourbon production reaches high point since ’70s

Bottles of bourbon are on display in a case at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky. Kentucky bourbon makers have stashed away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation due to resurgent demand for the venerable brown spirit. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’ lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbonyears before they are even ordered. The production poses an inherent risk, but hitting the moment right — Read More…

Perry moves ahead with ’16 courtship despite case

Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by indictment, Texas Gov. Rick Perry intends to travel to three major 2016 primary states during the next two weeks even as he faces the prospects of a highly unpresidential booking on felony charges. Perry, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, could answer two felony counts of abuse of power this week and Read More…

Disabilities in American children increase

CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found. Disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden. The increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require a specific diagnosis to receive special services, the Read More…

Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

People protest Sunday for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager. In a statement, Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring Read More…

AP poll: Defending champion Florida St is No. 1

Florida State's Jameis Winston throws during the first half of the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn in Pasadena, Calif. Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month: ’Noles Nation rules Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Read More…

Ohio State playing it safe with Braxton Miller’s return from injury

COLUMBUS — Braxton Miller says he’s ready to play in a game. Now. He even challenged a sportswriter to go out for a pass, to prove that his surgically repaired right shoulder is sturdy enough to wing a throw on demand. “I feel good. I could throw right now. You want to run a route?” Read More…

Mo. police release reports, documents related to shooting of teen

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases the name of the the officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager Friday in Ferguson, Mo. The officer's name is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Read More…

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

A police officer lifts up police tape as students arrive by bus to meet their parents after a shooting at Reynolds High School on June 10. Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise awareness aboutsocial media’s potential impact Read More…