September 16, 2014

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Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving named MVP as U.S. claims World Cup gold

Kyrie Irving

MADRID — With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long ago. All the questions about their talent, the doubts about their ability, were put down as easily Read More…

Indians swept out of Detroit on another late home run off Bryan Shaw

Don Kelly

DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians can probably start thinking about October vacation plans. Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Tigers beat the Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep that left Cleveland five games back for the second AL wild card with 14 games left. “Now we’re going Read More…

Feds end Ohio State investigation over band director’s firing

Just weeks after Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band for failing to address a “sexualized culture” within the group, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced it was closing a four-year investigation into the university’s handling of sexual abuse allegations. The agency said Ohio State’s investigation into the band Read More…

Federal judge rejects law banning false statements against candidates

A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio’s law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled that Ohio’s law is unconstitutional and prohibited the Ohio Elections Commission and its members from Read More…

Nation’s new terror fight casts shadow

The nation’s gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones. The familiar silence to mark the attacks and the solemn roll call of the nearly Read More…

Chardon High School shooter, others in custody after prison escape

School Shooter Escape

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, authorities said. T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the Read More…

Chardon school shooter escapes from prison

TJ Lane

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria escaped from a Lima prison Thursday, and a search was underway, police said. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped along with two other inmates and one of the inmates was captured, Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said. A search was underway Read More…

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WEBSLIDEobama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out the violent Islamic State militants whose reign of terror has spread across both countries. Read More…

Seahawks dominate Green Bay 36-16 to begin 2014

Ricardo Lockette

SEATTLE (AP) — The ceremony was brief, lasting less than 10 minutes. The Seattle Seahawkscelebrated the accomplishment of winning their first Super Bowl title last season, unveiling the championship banner and giving their fans one more opportunity to savor the feat. Then it was over, and the process of trying to repeat started in impressive fashion Read More…

Detroit scores 7 runs in 11th to take series finale against Indians

Victor Martinez

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Tigers started out strong Thursday night. Nine innings later, they finished even stronger. After scoring four times in the first innings, the Tigers’ offense went into a slumber until the 11th when it broke through for seven runs in an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. “It was a little bit Read More…