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Clinton in Cleveland talks domestic policy

CLEVELAND — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton focused largely on domestic policy when visiting Cleveland on Tuesday night while taking several swipes at her Republican competitors. “Every time I think the Republican primary can’t get an uglier, there it goes,” the former secretary of state said to a crowd at Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan Campus. Read More…

Ikea drops plans for Cleveland-area store

BROOKLYN — Ikea has walked away from land in suburban Cleveland after spending more than a year studying the site for a potential store. The Plain Dealer reports that the company isn’t any closer to opening a store in the area. The Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain previously had signed a purchase agreement on 16 acres Read More…

Cleveland bills Tamir Rice’s estate for EMS services

CLEVELAND — The mayor of Cleveland has apologized for the city sending a claim to the estate of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white officer, seeking $500 for transporting the boy by ambulance to a hospital. Mayor Frank Jackson said during a news conference Thursday that a city attorney was Read More…

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Ohio

CLEVELAND — Health officials report Ohio’s first Zika virus case, involving a 30-year-old woman who returned to Cleveland after visiting Haiti and showed symptoms in late January. Ohio’s Department of Health said Tuesday the case is among three dozen in 13 states and Washington, D.C. There’s no vaccine for the virus, which primarily spreads through Read More…

Winning Powerball tickets sold in Florida, Tennessee and California; Ohio has three $1 million winners

LOS ANGELES — An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways. The winners’ identities remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating Thursday that such heady riches were won Read More…

Cleveland officials assure Tamir Rice protesters’ rights will be protected

CLEVELAND — City officials said Thursday they’re balancing public safety with protesters’ First Amendment rights as small groups of people continued to criticize a decision not to indict police officers in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. “This is what happens in a democracy,” Police Chief Calvin Williams said. “People have the right to Read More…

I’m dreaming of a … brokered Republican convention?

WASHINGTON — ‘Tis the season — no, not THAT season. It’s that point in the presidential election cycle when speculation starts swirling that the primaries won’t produce a clear winner and one of the parties’ big nominating conventions will dissolve in chaos. This time, it’s the Republican side of the race that’s looking particularly unsettled. Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Dec. 29

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Cleveland officials urge calm The city braces for protests after a grand jury votes not to indict a white Cleveland police officer for fatally shooting a 12-year-old black boy who was carrying what turned out to be Read More…

Calm urged in Cleveland after no indictments in Tamir Rice shooting

CLEVELAND — Officials are urging calm as they brace for expected protests after a grand jury voted not to indict a white Cleveland police officer for fatally shooting a 12-year-old black boy who was carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun. Small groups of protesters gathered Monday outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center Read More…

One year anniversary of Tamir Rice shooting marked

CLEVELAND — Family members of a 12-year-old black boy who was carrying a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by a white police officer gathered Sunday for a vigil in Cleveland one year later. People prayed and observed a moment of silence at the Cudell Recreation Center area where Tamir Rice was shot a Read More…