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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries

By EVENS SANON, MATÍAS DELACROIX and PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn't get ...

Senate approves bill upholding gun sales amid emergencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio governments would be prohibited from stopping sales of guns or ammunition during a public emergency, under legislation approved by the GOP-controlled Senate Wednesday. The bill is one of several General Assembly proposals meant to restrict governments' powers as ...

Texts detail how Ohio regulator gave FirstEnergy inside help

By MARK GILLISPIE and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly surfaced texts between then-FirstEnergy Corp. executives detail a series of favors delivered to the company by Ohio's top utility regulator, a man under scrutiny in an ongoing federal corruption ...

Ohio woman charged in 2002 shaken baby case to be freed

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who has spent nearly two decades in prison on charges of killing a baby in her care could be released as soon as Thursday after being exonerated by new evidence, in what's known as a "shaken baby syndrome" ...

Efforts drag on to free 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

By DÁNICA COTO and PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group and a local driver stretched into a fourth day Wednesday, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person. The group ...

Ohio man, 83, faces new murder trial after serving 45 years

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland on Tuesday ordered a new trial for an 83-year-old Ohio man who had previously spent 45 years in prison in the murder of his wife. The visiting Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss the case against Isiah Andrews. Andrews ...

Police: Deputy shoots man who stabbed 2 people, killing 1

VICKERY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff's deputy shot a man Tuesday who stabbed two people, killing one of them and severely injuring the other, at a turnpike plaza, authorities said. Police responded in the evening to the Erie Islands Service Plaza on the Ohio Turnpike for reports of two ...

Ohio legislation would make assaulting referees a crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Assaulting an Ohio referee would become a crime punishable by a fine and community service hours, under pending legislation in the General Assembly. The bill would make an assault on referees before, during or after a sporting event, or in retaliation for their ...

Federal trial underway in aviation espionage case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The trial of a Chinese national charged with trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies is underway in federal court in Cincinnati. The government alleges that beginning in December 2013, Yanjun Xu recruited experts who worked at ...

Court: Ohio regulators erred in OK’ing FirstEnergy affiliate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state's utility regulators should not have approved an Akron-based FirstEnergy affiliate to help consumers shop for electricity. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the high court's decision Thursday means the Public Utilities ...