July 6, 2015

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam again denies any wrongdoing, says he’ll continue in role with team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam on Friday again denied any wrongdoing and said he wasn’t stepping aside, even as federal authorities alleged that he was aware of a widespread scheme to defraud customers of the truck stop chain. According to court documents, sales team members said Read More…

1 of 2 Mass. bomb suspects dead; much of city and mass transit shut down amid manhunt for second

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WATERTOWN, Mass. — The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the run, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that Read More…

FBI affidavit says Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knew about rebate fraud at Pilot Flying J

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An FBI agent’s affidavit says a Pilot Flying J employee told authorities that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns. The 120-page document was filed Thursday in federal court in Knoxville, where Pilot is based. It identifies the employee only as Read More…

$5,000 reward offered for info on person who set 5 newborn kittens on fire

COLUMBUS — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the person who set fire to five newborn kittens in central Ohio last weekend. Kerry Manion, chief humane agent for Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, said the kittens were in a box with their mother near Read More…

Ohio House vote nears on abstinence-only sex-ed rule

COLUMBUS — A pro-abstinence sex education amendment inserted into Ohio’s state budget appears headed to a floor vote Thursday in the Ohio House. The proposal, sponsored by House Health Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, bars educators from promoting “gateway sexual activity” or distributing contraceptives on school property. It also requires instructors to endorse abstinence from sex as Read More…

Byron Scott’s future at forefront as Cavs drop 16 of final 18

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Start the Byron Scott Watch. Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 10 assists Wednesday, but that wasn’t enough to save the Cleveland Cavaliers from a season-ending 105-98 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, one of the NBA’s worst teams. Saving Scott, the Cavs coach, is another matter. His fate could be decided at Read More…

Feds deny reports of Boston suspect in custody

BOSTON — Federal officials denied a suspect was under arrest Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody. The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said that no arrests had been made. The Read More…

Governor looks to continue discussions to extend health coverage to low-income Ohioans

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration says it will continue discussions with federal officials over how to extend health coverage to more low-income Ohioans. That’s despite a move by legislative leaders to scrap the governor’s plans for expanding the federal-state Medicaid program. A GOP-dominated Ohio House committee advanced the state’s two-year budget Tuesday. It Read More…

Superman’s 75th birthday puts spotlight on Cleveland roots

CLEVELAND — Superman’s 75th anniversary is giving his creators’ blue-collar hometown a renewed chance to claim the superhero as its own. Fans hope tomorrow’s anniversary, including lighting city hall with Superman’s colors, will raise the profile of co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The city is making a start with a Superman day proclaimed by Read More…

Ohio AG creates Internet cafe advisory unit

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says search warrants have been executed on six storefront gambling-like operations known as Internet cafes. DeWine also says that several bank accounts were seized as part of the operation. DeWine’s announcement doesn’t say where the cafes are, but he’s planning a news conference today in Cleveland. Among local Read More…