February 26, 2015


Landmark net neutrality rules win FCC approval in party-line 3-2 vote

Tom Wheeler

WASHINGTON — In a landmark decision for the future of the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved tough net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic. The new rules prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating against legal content flowing through their wired or wireless networks, such as by charging websites for faster delivery of Read More…

Cavaliers 102, Pistons 93: LeBron James passes Scottie Pippen as all-time assists leader for forwards


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements. Tuesday he made an exception. James had 11 assists in Cleveland’s 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the process, he moved past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards. James has 6,142 assists, seven more Read More…

State of the State: Gov. John Kasich urges tax cuts, innovation (with text of speech)

John Kasich

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Ohio needs to move beyond its Rust Belt roots, liberate its small businesses through tax cuts and energize the next generation of schoolchildren through educational innovation if it wants to continue to flourish, Gov. John Kasich said during Tuesday’s State of the State address. The second-term Republican called upon state lawmakers gathered Read More…

Ohio man charged with supporting terrorism

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COLUMBUS — An Ohio man provided support for people engaged in terrorism and tried to conceal his efforts through money laundering, according to court documents that include a request for a $2.5 million bond. In the past year and a half, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud provided material support or resources or electronic devices to people engaged Read More…

Former Marine convicted in deaths of ‘American Sniper’ author, second man

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the “American Sniper” author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because of the Read More…

Cavs: Winning attracts all sorts of attention, Kendrick Perkins set to sign as backup center

LeBron James

NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand. “That was beautiful, that was special,” James said. “I was planning on not getting up too many times off the Read More…

Somalia extremists urge attacks on US shopping malls


JOHANNESBURG — A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a U.S. mall attack was in the works. The threat by the al-Qaida affiliate came in the final Read More…

Joey Logano proves he’s more than potential with first Daytona 500 win


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory. “I don’t know how to party,” the 24-year-old said with a sheepish grin. Winning the Daytona 500 will provide him the ultimate chance to unleash. More than two Read More…

Ohio abortion foes introduce ‘heartbeat’ bill for third time

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COLUMBUS — For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The so-called “heartbeat bill” re-emerged on Tuesday with 50 of 99 state representatives signed on Read More…

Brimfield officer sues social media-savvy ex-chief, accuses sexual harassment

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AKRON, Ohio — A popular, small-town police chief who recently resigned in northeast Ohio is being sued by an officer who accuses him of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. Brimfield Township Officer Crystal Casterline’s lawsuit filed Monday in Summit County alleges unwanted touching and sexual and derogatory comments by David Oliver. It also says Read More…