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Michigan can ruin Ohio State's season, but Wolverines say Saturday's not about that
ANN ARBOR -- At this point, there's no sense denying it. On paper, Michigan has almost nothing at stake Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m., ABC). Pride? Sure. But other than that, a win over Ohio State would put the Wolverines at 6-6, and give them a trip to a ...

AT&T Upgrades Network in Ohio, Launching Faster Service for Former Alltel Customers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50,000 former Alltel wireless customers in Ohio (Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Coshocton, Crawford, Erie, Hancock, Hardin, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky ...

Playoffs, bowls, jobs at risk when Michigan and Ohio State meet in The Game for 111th time
COLUMBUS, Ohio – While everyone talks about his job security, Michigan's Brady Hoke refuses to get caught up in the speculation. Hoke batted aside questions about his future with the Wolverines and instead spoke mainly about his team's preparation for ...

Ohio State versus Michigan: Rivalry with a History
“You know that feelin’ you get in the pit of your stomach the night before Christmas? Now, times it by a million.” – Bo Biafra, Buckeye zealot/Woody Hayes impersonator It’s that time of year again. And no, I’m not talking about the swiftly ...

Pardon us; Ohio farm sends turkeys to be pardoned
Pardon us; Ohio farm sends turkeys to be pardoned A 76-year-old family-owned Ohio farm has raised the National Thanksgiving Turkey that’s expected to be pardoned by President Barack Obama on Wednesday. The birds are heading to D.C. by truck and will be ...

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson requests refund from Ohio bridal store that closed after her visit
The Ebola survivor who visited an Ohio bridal store with a low-grade fever and forced the shop to temporarily shut down is asking for a refund. Amber Vinson, now Ebola-free, is requesting nearly $500 from Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal, Inc., to the ...

Ohio voter seeks sanctions for Libertarian Earl
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio voter who was sued over his role in disqualifying a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate from fall ballots wants the politician, his lawyers and party leaders sanctioned for taking their case too far. Greg Felsoci (fehl-SOH ...

What went wrong (and what went right) for Ohio State football vs. Indiana: TV Rewatch
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Notes and observations on Ohio State's 42-27 win over Indiana after watching the TV broadcast. Saturday's game was strange in that Ohio State at times looked like the team that's been climbing up the the College Football Playoff rankings ...

Ohio: Shot Boy’s Toy Gun Looked Real, Police Say
The Cleveland police said Monday that the toy gun held by a 12-year-old boy when he was fatally shot by a police officer was “indistinguishable” from a real weapon. The police also said that there was a videotape of the Saturday shooting of the boy ...

Ohio State beats VCU, 96-86
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ameryst Alston scored 34 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 29 to lead Ohio State to a 96-86 victory Sunday afternoon at the Value City Arena. The win evens the Buckeyes’ record at 2-2 on the year while VCU falls to 3-2 overall.

Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy
Kaneisha Tiller, far left, and Crystal Hamilton, hold candles during a vigil to honor former mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.

Barack Obama honors Meryl Streep with 'love'
US President Barack Obama chats with actress Meryl Streep at the end of the Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room of the White House on November 24, 2014 in WashingtonWashington (AFP) - President Barack Obama said he is in love, though he was not speaking about Michelle -- but he swears she understands.

Unidentified country likely behind spying software
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world.

UK service sector grows steadily in three months to November - CBI
A man loads a van with stacks of gold painted chairs outside a hotel in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - The services sector that forms the bulk of Britain's economy grew steadily in the three months to November, but companies are growing less optimistic about the outlook, a survey published on Tuesday showed. The Confederation of British Industry's quarterly survey revealed continued growth in profits and increased employment. It also showed expenditure on staff training at its highest level in 15 years, possibly reflecting skill shortages ahead. Britain's economy looks set to slow in the fourth quarter of 2014, but the pace of growth is expected to remain robust. ...

US jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting
Demonstrators march through the streets to protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on November 23, 2014 in St. Louis, MissouriThe governor of the US state of Missouri urged calm on Monday ahead of a verdict on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager. There is no indication yet as to whether or not officer Darren Wilson will face charges for the death of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, a suburb just outside St Louis. He could be indicted for murder in the first or second degree or for manslaughter -- or the grand jury could decide that he acted in self-defense and that there is no need for him to go on trial. The grand jury announcement will be made at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, at 8:00 pm (0200 GMT Tuesday), St Louis County prosecutors said.

Police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women
FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Gordon confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, revealed. Gordon also told police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano killed a fifth woman who has never been identified. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Dean Gordon spent hours methodically telling a police detective how he and an accomplice randomly chose five women to rape, strangle and throw into trash bins.

Bills president: Stadium should be ready Sunday
Workers clear snow from the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Snowed out today at the stadium, the Bills are in Detroit to play their "home" NFL football game against the New York Jets on Monday night, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)DETROIT (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are eager to return home, and the team's president says their stadium should be ready.

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

Missouri governor urges restraint after grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urged tolerance, respect and restraint after a grand jury decision is announced later on Monday on the August shooting in Ferguson of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Nixon told a news conference the National Guard would be deployed in support roles for police, who are preparing for possible protests in the St. Louis suburb in the wake of the decision, which is to be announced at 8 p.m. CST. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Star pitching trio join Hall of Fame ballot
Randy Johnson, former member of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series team waves to fans as he is introduced before a game on September 10, 2011 in Phoenix, ArizonaThe Baseball Hall of Fame announced 17 new names for its 2015 ballot on Monday, including Cy Young Award-winning pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. Also among the newcomers to the lineup that a media panel will consider for entry into the sporting honor shrine next year are sluggers Gary Sheffield and Carlos Delgado, and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra.

Bills fans turn out in Detroit
Football fans wait to enter Ford Field for an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets in Detroit, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Buffalo will "host" the Jets in a game that was rescheduled for Monday night and moved to Detroit after heavy snow in western New York. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT (AP) — Ford Field wasn't full. The Buffalo Bills still had plenty of support at their temporary "home" stadium.

Behind Hagel's ouster, tensions over Syria and Obama's team
By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From the moment he was appointed last year, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had a troubled relationship with President Barack Obama's tight-knit White House national security team. As the bombing intensified in Iraq and Syria, so did his problems. U.S. officials with knowledge of Hagel's relationship with the Obama administration described increasingly uneasy ties between Hagel's Pentagon and the White House - although not between the two men themselves. ...

Factbox: Composition and workings of grand jury in Ferguson shooting case
(Reuters) - A grand jury has heard evidence in the fatal shooting in August in Ferguson, Missouri, of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, and its decision will be announced Monday. The St. Louis County's prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, outlined the jury's responsibility and its composition in a statement issued in October. The grand jury's sole function, McCulloch said, "is to answer a single question: what, if any charges shall be brought?" Following is a description of the function of grand juries in the St. ...

Ferguson protests small but growing amid din of car horns, drum
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Daniel Wallis FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Honking horns and banging a metal bucket, a small but growing group of protesters awaited Monday's grand jury decision, swarming the Ferguson Police Department and meeting briefly with the father of slain black teen Michael Brown. Mike Brown Sr., whose unarmed son was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, slowed down in a car to chat with demonstrators after hearing that the secret panel had reached a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting. ...

GOP wisdom shifts on immigration
FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his campaign party, in West Allis, Wis. Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." It was critical for the party's survival, they said, to address an issue that was paramount to the nation's surging Hispanic population. But as President Obama issued a sweeping immigration order last week, some of the Republican Party's most prominent governors — likely presidential candidates among them — described immigration reform as little more than an afterthought. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

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