July 30, 2014

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Woman’s body found in lake at Edgewater Park

CLEVELAND — Officials said a woman’s body was found submerged in Lake Erie after people reported seeing it while visiting Edgewater Park in Cleveland. Metroparks spokewoman Sue Allen told reporters that visitors spotted the body late Friday morning while climbing on rocks near shore. Allen said the body was pulled from the water later Friday Read More…

221 names listed on state arson registry

COLUMBUS — Officials said 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio’s registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of Read More…

Johnny Appleseed exhibit to go on tour

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CINCINNATI — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong. They’re hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western Ohio center and museum will help clear misconceptions about the folk Read More…

Jason Kipnis hits two HRs as Indians rally past Tigers

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DETROIT — Jason Kipnis sprinted around the bases after hitting each of his two homers, forgetting how it felt to trot after hitting the ball well enough to clear the fences. Kipnis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer and added a solo shot in the ninth to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Read More…

British Open: Rory McIlroy makes it look easy, fires second straight 66 for four-shot lead; Tiger Woods stumbles to 77

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and then another, Read More…

Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Ukraine, Friday in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, demands credible investigation of downed plane. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and Read More…

Putin calls for peace in Ukraine after plane crash

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ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a jetliner shot down as it flew miles above the country’s battlefield. The attack Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations — including Read More…

Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

In this March 25 photo, Kaylene Mann, right, and Jayden Burrows read a statement to the media about the loss of Rod Burrows, who is Kaylene's brother and Jayden's father.  (AP Photo/AAP, Dan Peled)

SYDNEY (AP) — In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. Kaylene Mann’s brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on board Flight 370 when it Read More…

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK (AP) — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Read More…

McIlroy grabs lead after first round, Tiger off to solid start at British Open

Rory McIlroy plays a shot off the fourth tee during the first day of the British Open. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods Read More…