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Lindor says Tribe’s ‘energy is down’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor believes the Cleveland Indians need a spark. Lindor homered in the ninth inning of Cleveland’s 5-1 loss Monday to the Kansas City Royals, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Indians have lost three straight but still lead ...

Browns offensive line still has questions

BEREA (AP) — Joel Bitonio doesn’t know if he’ll play left tackle or guard in Sunday’s opener. “I just do what I’m told,” he said. No one has told him anything. Cleveland’s offensive line remains in limbo — and mysterious — just days ahead of a Week 1 matchup with the ...

From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages

NEW YORK — When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase “screen time,” nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them ...

Lindor says Tribe’s ‘energy is down’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor believes the Cleveland Indians need a spark. Lindor homered in the ninth inning of Cleveland’s 5-1 loss Monday to the Kansas City Royals, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Indians have lost three straight but still lead ...

Reformatory still grips fans 25 years after movie’s release

MANSFIELD — A prison movie shot in Ohio continues to grip fans nearly 25 years after its release. The Shawshank Redemption, with wily inmates Andy (Tim Robbins) and Red (Morgan Freeman) surviving long sentences and ultimately thriving, first hit theaters in September 1994. It’s one of the ...

London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

LONDON (AP) — Don’t judge by appearances. It’s an age-old piece of advice that is being roundly ignored by corporations, governments and law-enforcement agencies around the globe. British police use facial-recognition technology to scan crowds for suspects. Owners of the latest iPhones ...

Tariff fight adds to China’s challenges

BEIJING — China faces bigger economic challenges than its trade war with the U.S. Even before tit-for-tat tariffs, growth in the world’s No. 2 economy was already forecast to cool from 6.8 percent last year to a still-robust 6.5 percent this year. Communist leaders who are trying to ...

Trump’s pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It’s coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out ...

Driven by policy and climate, fire reshapes West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that are not fully contained. Whether sparked by lightning or humans, ...

Stare decisis? Roe? A Supreme Court confirmation glossary

WASHINGTON (AP) — America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Viewers just tuning into the battle over the 53-year-old appellate judge’s nomination should expect to see ...

Biden feels push to run in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. “We’re with you,” one said, according a Democratic strategist ...

Don’t like what I write? Maybe you’ll try to get me deported

The email looked innocuous enough, sent to my personal account and with a real name attached to the sender: Asher Thompson. But the first few sentences told me something was awry: “Israel is building a wall, refusing refugees, deporting Africans. Yet, you are silent about this. You only ...

Getting away with murder in US becoming more likely

Turn on prime-time television any night of the week and it’s likely you’ll find a show about a cold case murder. The program will feature an intrepid detective or two who dig in and — voila! — solve the most perplexing cases. The reality, however, is very different. Statistics reveal ...

Meyer returns — sort of — to Ohio State

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Monday for the first time in a month, arriving before dawn for a staff meeting. Under the terms of his suspension by Ohio State, Meyer can be on campus, talk to assistants and conduct practice, but ...

DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure that out. For the second straight week in the richest part of the PGA Tour season, DeChambeau took down one of the strongest ...

Keslowski puts aside struggles to emerge victorious

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski took nearly the entire season to break through to victory lane. Kyle Larson will have to wait a little bit longer. Keselowski overtook Larson’s dominant car by a few feet coming out of the pits on the final caution, then took off on the restart to ...

The offspring decision is revisited

Dear readers: I am always fascinated to hear diametrically opposed yet equally valid viewpoints. Such was the case with the following two letters, which both appeared in my inbox on the same day in response to “Undecided in Ohio,” who isn’t sure whether she wants kids. Read on. Dear ...

Both blood pressure numbers matter

Dear Dr. Roach: Decades ago, I served in the Marines and was wounded in action in the Korean War. While recuperating in the naval hospital, I was told by several doctors that the more important reading of blood pressure (which they took frequently) was the bottom number. Now I am told by my ...

Patchwork of programs serve child sex-trafficking victims

DALLAS (AP) — Not long after the last time Cecilia Roberts was sent to an Atlanta hotel to be sold for sex, the then-17-year-old was in a residential facility for girls like her, recovering from the trauma of trafficking as she helped prosecutors convict two adults she had turned to when she ...

Pot seen as way to treat opioid addicts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Leanne Barbee says she spent much of her adulthood treating her chronic illnesses with opioids. Desperate to kick those drugs, the Newark, Ohio, woman turned to marijuana five years ago, and today, “I am a whole different person.” “My entire family was completely ...