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    For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

    WASHINGTON — Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. The figures announced Wednesday come from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which measure global temperatures in slightly different ways. They said last year passed 2015 as the hottest year on record. NOAA calculated that the average global temperature last year was 58.69 degrees (14.84 […]

  • CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 24: Brandon Guyer #6 of the Cleveland Indians runs into second baseman Carlos Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox after Sanchez missed the throw from left on Guyers hit during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on September 24, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

    Outfielder Brandon Guyer signs 2-year deal with Indians

    CLEVELAND — Outfielder Brandon Guyer has signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. The deal includes a club option for 2019. Guyer was acquired from Tampa Bay in a trade on Aug. 1 and he provided offensive punch and defensive depth down the stretch as the Indians won the AL Central and made the World Series for the first time since 1997. Guyer, who will turn 31 on Jan. 28, batted .333 with two homers and 14 RBIs in […]

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    ‘Bless you!’ Strangers save 108-year-old Ohio woman being forced out of assisted living home

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker. Carrie Rausch’s children nearly used up her life savings to pay for her care and started a fundraising campaign as a last resort. It got a boost after The Columbus Dispatch wrote about her recent birthday. Hundreds of people donated […]

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    Ohio National Guard sends 20 members as inauguration support

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio National Guard says it’s sending about 20 soldiers and airmen to provide support services for President-elect Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration in Washington. The National Guard says members from about 40 states and territories are helping with the inauguration event. It says the members from Ohio will help provide meals and religious and counseling support for other members who are part of the teams supporting the massive event. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to […]

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 21: Former player Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants looks on during a ceremony honoring the Junior Giants before the game against the New York Mets at AT&T Park on August 21, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

    Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995. It was one of the president’s 64 pardons granted Tuesday. Through the Giants, McCovey said: “I want to express my sincere gratitude to President Obama not only for this kind gesture on my behalf, but also for his tireless service to all Americans. He will be deeply missed and I wish him all the best in […]

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    Police: Fugitive wanted in Orlando officer’s fatal shooting captured

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured. The Orlando Police Department tweeted Tuesday night that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd is in custody. Loyd has been the focus of a weeklong manhunt since Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was killed in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Before the Jan. 9 shooting, authorities had been looking for Loyd for questioning in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend last […]

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    Sisters reported missing in 1985 found, mom arrested

    SCITUATE, R.I.– Rhode Island State Police say two children reported missing in 1985 have been located in the Houston area and their mother has been charged with snatching them. Police said Tuesday an anonymous tip two days before Christmas led them to Kimberly and Kelly Yates, and their 69-year-old mother, Elaine. They said the mother had been living in Houston under the name Leina Waldberg. She was arrested on Monday without incident and faces arraignment Wednesday in Rhode Island on […]

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    Cleveland officer appears in court in alleged beating, sexual assault

    PARMA, Ohio — Cleveland police Officer Tommie Griffin appeared in court Tuesday after being arrested in connection with an alleged beating and sexual assault incident. The officer faces charges including of felonious assault, kidnapping and rape. He’s been held at the Parma City Jail since his arrest on Saturday, which was first reported by the FOX 8 I-Team. His bond was set at $250,000. The judge said if he posts bond, his home will be swept for guns before he would […]

  • OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 16:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he fouled LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Green fouls LeBron, appears to mock him for flopping as Cavs lose to Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green and LeBron James went at it again in the first half of the Cavaliers’ visit to Golden State on Monday. Their latest dustup came with 6:55 left in the first half. Golden State led 52-35 when James collided with Green near midcourt, resulting in a flagrant 1 foul on Green. Green’s arm extended across the upper body of James, who went down hard and lay on the court. Green reacted by appearing to mock James […]

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    Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge skipping inauguration

    CLEVELAND– Rep. Marcia Fudge from Ohio is skipping Donald Trump’s inauguration this week and voicing support for fellow Democratic Rep. John Lewis after the civil rights icon feuded with the president-elect over the weekend. Rep. Marcia Fudge tweeted that she plans to be in Cleveland instead of attending the inauguration Friday in Washington. She ended the tweet with the hashtag #IStandWithJohnLewis. As I told @JoyAnnReid, I will not be attending #Inauguration. I will be at home in Cleveland. #IStandWithJohnLewis — Rep. […]

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    Ringling Bros. officials speak on decision to end after 146 years

      ELLENTON, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Monday spoke on their decision to end “The Greatest Show on Earth” in May, following a 146-year run. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, told The Associated Press declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing. Feld said when the company removed the elephants from the shows in May of 2016, ticket sales declined more dramatically […]

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    Firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Think it’s hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool. Firefighters in Oklahoma City were summoned Sunday morning after a homeowner reported hearing some sort of “snorting” coming from his swimming pool area. Emergency responders arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool’s liner and a cow trapped in the water. Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters used their pumps to remove about […]