January 30, 2015


Appeals court: Case Western Reserve can deny degree to student based on ‘professionalism’

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CINCINNATI — A university in Ohio can deny a medical degree to a student if the school decides that the student lacks “professionalism,” a federal appeals court ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that ordered Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to give Amir Al-Dabagh a degree despite Read More…

Judge orders return of animals to owner hours after taken from Toledo santuary

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A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals — including several tigers and a lion — to their owner Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo. Ohio authorities already had seized the animals and were transporting them to a holding facility near Columbus when the judge Read More…

Florida cat crawls from grave five days after hit by car, buried

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TAMPA, Fla. — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart’s owner was so distraught, he couldn’t stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave. Five days later, Read More…

Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after two-year hunt

In this November 1989 file photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. According to the US Marshals Service,  Thompson, a fugitive treasure hunter wanted for more than 2 years was arrested in Florida. (AP FILE PHOTO)

A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Marshals Service tracked Tommy Thompson to a Hilton hotel in West Boca Raton and arrested him Tuesday, said Brian Babtist, Read More…

Cavaliers extend winning streak to 7 with win over Pistons


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter. After colliding with Meeks, James put his hands out to break his fall before sliding across the floor on his stomach. “I was scared, Read More…

Owner Robert Kraft says Patriots did nothing wrong, will be owed apology in the end


CHANDLER, Ariz. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game. A conclusion Kraft is certain will occur. In an unscheduled statement, Kraft strongly defended his team’s actions and Read More…

College Basketball: Ohio State beats Indiana for 2nd straight win


COLUMBUS — After a tough win Thursday at Northwestern, coach Thad Matta was hesitant to say that Ohio State might be hitting its stride. Sunday afternoon, Matta was willing to grant that things are trending in that direction. Freshman D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points and added 10 assists for his second double-double of the season Read More…

Legal pot backers in Ohio trickle out details of 2015 vision


COLUMBUS — The marijuana legalization movement has arrived in Ohio with high-flying ambitions: making it the first state to move from a complete ban to complete legalization with a single vote. ResponsibleOhio is one of two competing legalization campaigns pushing forward in the state. It released further elements of its plan this week, while again stopping short Read More…

Ohio State: 45,000 fans sit in cold to celebrate national title with Buckeyes


COLUMBUS — After leading Ohio State to a national championship, Joey Bosa had one question for the 45,000 fans who crowded into Ohio Stadium in late January. “How are you guys out here right now? It’s freezing,” he said from a makeshift stage erected on the south end of the field. Buckeyes fans were on Read More…

Freshman D’Angelo Russell carries Ohio State past Northwestern


EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern’s Tre Demps paid Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell the ultimate compliment Thursday night. After one of Russell’s 12 field goals, a key one in the second half, all Demps could do after failing to defend him was trot up the court and shake his head. “He’s going to make a lot of Read More…