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Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

A look at how the opioid crisis grew and spread may be much clearer soon after a federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 lawsuits filed against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

American League finds perfect pitch in 4-3 victory over National League in MLB All-Star Game

Justin Verlander, Shane Bieber and the American League pitchers plugged power back into the mound.


Benched: Chief Wahoo not All-Star this time in Cleveland

Chief Wahoo isn’t an All-Star this season. The Indians’ contentious logo and mascot has been taken off the field and won’t be on display during All-Star festivities as Cleveland hosts …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018

LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Jury convicts pair for sex trafficking of children in Ohio

CLEVELAND – A man in prison for child rape and an Ohio woman were convicted Friday in Cleveland of dozens of counts related to the sex trafficking of children as …


Ohio officer’s partner testifies fatal shooting unnecessary

The partner of a Cleveland police patrolman who is on trial for the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect testified Wednesday that the shooting wasn’t necessary, Cleveland.com reported.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

Officer who shot Tamir Rice fired for inaccuracies on job application

The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fired Tuesday for inaccuracies on his job application, while the officer who drove the patrol car the day of …


Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.


NBA Playoff Capsules: Lebron James scores 35, leads Cavaliers to sweep over Raptors

LeBron James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh …


Facebook shouldn’t be platform for evil

Facebook needs to do more to ensure that users aren’t accosted by violent videos auto-playing in their feeds.


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

The man who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook shot himself to death in his car Tuesday during a police chase in Pennsylvania, …


Court rules suburb can hear 137-shot case against police

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a judge in the city where two unarmed blacks died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire can hear criminal charges against five …


Police: 2 men shot in standoff with Cleveland SWAT team

Police say Cleveland SWAT officers shot two men during a gunfight after a six-hour standoff, and both are in surgery.


Lawyer again calls for firings over slaying of Tamir Rice

An attorney is renewing his call for the firing of the two white Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy killed while playing …


Tests show high lead levels in water at 60 Cleveland schools

Cleveland’s school district will replace hundreds of drinking fountains, restroom faucets, outdoor spigots and other water fixtures after tests found high lead levels in the water at 60 of its …


Jay Z to headline free Cleveland show in support of Clinton

Jay Z is planning to hold a free concert in Cleveland to encourage people to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.


Kathleen Parker: Trump’s rhetoric evokes tyrants

It is not for nothing that many have compared Trump’s brand of rhetoric to some of humankind’s worst, including, unavoidably, Adolf Hitler.


Amy Goodman: Terror, tennis balls and Tamir Rice

To reinforce the Cleveland police, a large contingent of Indiana State Police showed up, then riot police were deployed. Finally, a phalanx of police on horseback arrived. All this for …


Analysis: Why the GOP convention was a missed opportunity

Republicans emerge from their 2016 convention into a long general election campaign against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats with as many challenges and problems as they had going in.


Milbank: Self-worship trumps sound judgment

But in one respect, the Republican National Convention of 2016 has been a yuge success. It is the triumph of narcissism.


Trump opening GOP convention with call for law and order

CLEVELAND – Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and persistent discontent …


UPDATED: Sun., July 17, 2016

Louisiana police shootings add new Cleveland GOP convention concerns

An Ohio man says he decided to visit Cleveland’s Public Square armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun the day before the start of the Republican National Convention to …


U.S. officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention

WASHINGTON – U.S. national security officials said Thursday they’re concerned about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as tensions run high around the country after …


GOP lobbyist backs ‘Free the Delegates’ after butting heads with Trump

Lobbyist Jack Burkman on Friday was opening up his Northern Virginia home to what he says is a mounting number of Republican loyalists eager to bankroll a last-minute challenge to …


LeBron James, Kyrie Irving each score 41 as Cavs stave off elimination with 112-97 win over Warriors

LeBron James laughed at Klay Thompson’s comments this week about the NBA being a man’s league. Instead, he thought of a punishment far worse than anything he could say.


Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing …


GOP convention rule changes unlikely before July event, officials say

Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national …


GOP convention’s rules controlled by small group of delegates

With the Republican Party seemingly headed for a contested convention in July, an obscure committee of 112 delegates could effectively determine the outcome before House Speaker Paul Ryan even gavels …


Petitioner pushing for guns at Republican convention uses Spokane as fake hometown

Jim, AKA the Hyperationalist, said he launched an online petition using Spokane as a location because of its “everytown U.S.A.” image.


GOP convention security gears up for feared threats

Organizers for the Republican National Convention are preparing security for the gathering in Cleveland in July in an unusually combustible environment.