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  • Toys R Us hiring for holidays including in Cleveland

    Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring. The Wayne, New Jersey-based chain said Thursday it will be accepting job applications for part-time holiday positions at stores and distribution centers in the U.S. That includes a new position called a toy demonstrator, who will help kids test out toys. Toys R Us plans to hire more than 12,500 for the top six markets, including Groveport, Ohio, where it […]

  • Lindor hits another homer, Indians get 27th win in 28 games

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shortstop Francisco Lindor homered to lead the Indians to a 4-1 victory and three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, Cleveland’s 27th win in its last 28 games. The record for most victories with only one loss is 29, set by the 1884 Providence Grays. After hitting a two-run homer Wednesday night, Lindor came back with a game-winning, three-run homer in the fifth Thursday afternoon off Parker Bridwell (8-3) to break up a 1-1 game. […]

  • Aaron Hernandez had ‘severe’ case of CTE, lawyer says

    BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez‘s lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end’s brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease. More stories on CTE here CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the […]

  • Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths during Hurricane Irma involved crimes

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Ten elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital. From the perspective of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and relatives of those at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, criminal charges are warranted. But under Florida law, a prosecution might be difficult. Two of three ex-state prosecutors […]

  • Pittsburgh police reviewing violent arrest of Ravenna man caught on video

    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh officials are reviewing the violent arrest of a man by five city officers, an encounter recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook. The 52-second video shows one officer, in particular, punching the man on the ground while saying, “Stop resisting” Tuesday night near PPG Paints Arena. Officers can be heard cursing, and one calls for a Taser. (The unedited video can be seen here. WARNING: Contains profanity)  Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler says force was used because 47-year-old Daniel […]

  • 12-year-old ventriloquist wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

    LOS ANGELES — A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the “America’s Got Talent” crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition. Darci Lynne Farmer, of Oklahoma City, beat out another youngster, 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale, for the ‘AGT’ title Wednesday by garnering the most votes from viewers. Farmer told our sister station KFOR she already has plans for what she plans to do with her $1 million. […]

  • Democrats vow to probe Price’s private flights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressional Democrats on Wednesday chastised Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, saying he wasted taxpayer money by chartering five private flights last week for official business when other cheaper travel options were available. “Taxpayer funds are not meant to be used as a jet-setting slush fund,” said Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. Pallone said Democrats would seek a “full accounting” of Price’s travel from his department’s inspector general. Price, a former Republican House member from Georgia, chartered […]

  • Witnesses yell ‘he can’t hear you’ as cop shoots deaf man

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night, police Capt. Bo Mathews said at a news conference. He said witnesses were yelling “he can’t […]

  • Lindor, Indians hold off Angels 6-5 for 26th win in 27 games

    ANAHEIM, California — Francisco Lindor snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the remarkable Cleveland Indians held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Wednesday night for their 26th victory in 27 games. It was Lindor’s 31st home run of the season, most by a switch-hitting shortstop in major league history. Albert Pujols hit his 614th home run for Los Angeles, which remained 1½ games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card. The loss by the Angels […]

  • Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. His talent agent Erin Connor says Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 78. Born in West Virginia in 1939 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Casey excelled in football and attended Bowling Green State University on an athletic scholarship. He went on to play for the San […]

  • Maria weakens to a Category 2 storm, but could regain major hurricane status

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 […]

  • Magnitude-6.1 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

    KAMAISHI, Japan — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan. The agency’s website says the temblor hit early Thursday about 283 kilometers (176 miles) southeast of the city of Kamaishi and more than 322 kilometers (200 miles) east of Fukushima. A massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima nuclear plant. Fewer than 40 reports of people feeling Thursday’s quake were registered on the Geological Survey website. […]