April 21, 2014

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The Final Four: Florida’s Billy Donovan wins his way … a lot

Florida head coach Billy Donovan (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

ARLINGTON, Texas — He was “Billy the Kid” as a college player, then “Billy the Recruiter” as a young coach. Now, with his fourth team in the Final Four and in the midst of the longest winning streak in school history, maybe Florida coach Billy Donovan should be dubbed “Billy the Builder.” With no surefire Read More…

Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference April 4 in Cincinnati.  (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he will strike down Ohio’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, a move that stops short of forcing Ohio to perform same-sex weddings but will make the state recognize gay couples legally wed elsewhere. Judge Timothy Black announced his intentions in federal court in Cincinnati following final Read More…

Student charged after shot fired at Kent State

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KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Kent State University freshman who prompted a campus lockdown when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapon charge, campus police said. The man fired only once Wednesday night during some sort of dispute with two female students, Police Chief John Read More…

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment, officials say

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, speaks with the media outside of an entrance to the Fort Hood military base following a shooting that occurred inside, Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

  FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. Read More…

Suspect in shooting at Kent State in custody

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A person suspected of firing a gunshot on the campus of Kent State University on Wednesday was captured later that night and was in custody at a hospital, campus officials said. Campus police said the male suspect was in custody at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. They did not say why Read More…

Indians salvage doubleheader split with ninth-inning rally in nightcap

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley celebrates with Elliot Johnson, Mike Aviles and Asdrubal Cabrera after the last out against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday. The Indians won 6-4. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Michael Brantley gets to head home celebrating a game-winning hit instead of dwelling on a rare error. Brantley atoned for a dropped fly ball by hitting a two-run single in the ninth inning off new Oakland closer Jim Johnson that helped the Cleveland Indians salvage a split of a day-night doubleheader with Read More…

Cavaliers 119, Magic 98: Kyrie Irving returns, push for playoffs continues with big win

Kyrie Irving makes a shot as he gets between Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson and Kyle O'Quinn.

ORLANDO, Fla. — At this point in the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to make one last run at the playoffs and the Orlando Magic is looking for luck in the NBA Draft lottery. Both improved their chances of reaching those goals Wednesday night as the Cavaliers beat the Magic 119-98 behind 26 points Read More…

NFL Draft: Jadeveon Clowney makes his case to be No. 1 pick during pro day

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jadeveon Clowney believes he should be the NFL’s No. 1 draft pick and says he took a big step toward that goal Wednesday during South Carolina’s pro day. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end did position drills in front of dozens of NFL personnel, including Houston coach Bill O’Brien and Jacksonville coach Gus Read More…

UPDATE: Officials say 1 dead, 14 injured in shooting at Fort Hood

The entrance to Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas, is shown in this Nov. 5, 2009, photo. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. The details about the number of people hurt came from two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not Read More…

UPDATED: Cleveland still in running to host GOP Convention

This Friday, June 14, 2013 file photo shows the street entrance to the convention center in Cleveland.  ASSOCIATED PRESS

  CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland and Cincinnati are the two Ohio cities still in contention to host the 2016 Republican National Convention with the list of possible cities narrowed to six on Wednesday. Columbus, the third Ohio city to bid for the convention, has been knocked out of competition along with Phoenix. The Republican National Read More…