Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk, followed by Mitch Stacy. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CLEVELAND — Top Republican officials and recalcitrant conservatives held closed-door talks Thursday in what some delegates say was an effort to head-off a clash at next week’s GOP national convention that could embarrass the party. By Alan Fram. SENT: 740 words, photo.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION SECURITY
WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. national security officials say they’re worried about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as tensions run high around the country after the recent police shootings of unarmed black men and the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.
COLUMBUS — Groups expected to demonstrate during next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland include supporters and opponents of the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump. A look at protest groups and their top issues, which will include social justice, poverty and immigration. By Ann Sanner. SENT: 1,070 words, photo.
WASHINGTON — A large number of GOP senators are skipping next week’s convention in Cleveland, citing a range of prior commitments, from fly-fishing to lawn-mowing. By Erica Werner and Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 780 words, photos.
CLEVELAND — Sen. Ted Cruz is refusing to condemn a rebellion against Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention as the fiery Texas conservative weighs his political future against the prospect of a national Republican embarrassment. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 740 words, photo.
CLEVELAND — There are war heroes, a casino mogul and even an underwear model, yet Donald Trump is relying heavily on his party’s establishment to fill the speaking program for next week’s Republican National Convention. By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin. SENT: 630 words, photos.
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION SPEAKERS-OHIO: The list of speakers at the convention includes an Ohio man who learned to walk again after he was paralyzed in a car crash. SENT: 130 words.
— GOP 2016-OHIO DELEGATION: House Speaker Paul Ryan is among featured guests planned for Ohio’s delegation during next week’s convention. SENT: 130 words.
— GOP CONVENTION-SPORTS: Tim Tebow will be at the convention, but Tom Brady will pass. SENT: 145 words.
JEEP FACTORY’S FUTURE
TOLEDO — Fiat Chrysler says it will spend $700 million to retool its Ohio assembly plant to build a new Jeep Wrangler while also moving Cherokee production to Illinois. The automaker also said Thursday that it will add 700 new jobs at its Toledo plant. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 7 p.m.
POKEMON GO-OHIO VOTING
COLUMBUS — A political group in Ohio is working to register younger voters using the popular Pokemon Go app. NextGen Climate Ohio says it’s just one of the creative ways it’s trying to engage Millenial voters. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 470 words.
— POKEMON GO-ZOO ARRESTS: Police say two people in Ohio have been arrested while playing “Pokemon Go” after they climbed over a fence at the Toledo Zoo. SENT: 130 words.
— POKEMON GO-THE LATEST: The Latest on the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game craze. SENT: 460 words, photo.
DETROIT — Consumer Reports magazine is calling on electric car maker Tesla Motors to change the name of its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and to disconnect the automatic steering feature after an Ohio man’s fatal crash in Florida. By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 820 words, photo.
FEDERAL MUG SHOTS
DETROIT — The federal government can withhold mug shots of criminal defendants from the news media in Michigan, Ohio and two other states, an appeals court said Thursday, citing privacy concerns in the internet age. By Ed White. SENT: 460 words.
— TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS-CLEVELAND: Days before the Republican National Convention, Cleveland has passed a law expanding its antidiscrimination ordinance to allow transgender people to use restrooms, showers or locker rooms that align with their gender identity.
— POLICE WEAPONS STOLEN: Authorities say an M16 rifle, a handgun and two ballistic vests were stolen from a plainclothes police officer’s unmarked vehicle outside a central Ohio restaurant.
— DOUBLE SHOOTING-CHILD SHOT: Police say a man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a 2-year-old boy and a man in Cincinnati has been arrested on charges of felonious assault.
— GRAND JURY TASK FORCE: A task force studying methods to improve Ohio’s grand jury system says the state attorney general should be given exclusive authority to investigate cases involving police use of lethal force.
— STALLONE CHALLENGES TODDLER: A video of a toddler mimicking Sylvester Stallone’s moves while watching a clip of the training montage in “Rocky II” has earned kudos from the actor himself.
— DEFRAUDING NFL PLAYERS-HORSE RACING: An Ohio man accused of running a horse racing scheme that bilked four NFL players out of more than $300,000 has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering.
— GOTTI MOVIE-TRAVOLTA: A biopic on the life of New York mob boss John Gotti is set to be filmed in Cincinnati, with actor John Travolta starring as Gotti.
— FATAL CRASH-FIRE TRUCK-SETTLEMENT: A northeast Ohio city has approved a $350,000 settlement stemming from a fatal crash nearly a decade ago involving a fire truck.
— PONZI SCHEME-OHIO: An Ohio man who fled to Peru more than a decade ago to avoid prosecution for what authorities say was a $65 million Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
— COLLEGES-SEXUAL ASSAULT: Ohio officials say all public colleges and universities and nearly 9 in 10 private colleges in the state administered a climate survey intended to gather baseline information for improving sexual violence prevention and response on college campuses.
— FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARRESTED: Three Ohio high school football players have pleaded not guilty to felony robbery charges in connection with an attack that was caught on camera.
— ANTIOCH COLLEGE-ACCREDITATION: A southwestern Ohio college says it has been granted accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a status that enables opportunities such as access to more financial aid for students.
— INTERSTATE FATALITY: One man is dead and another is in the hospital after an early morning crash on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts.
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