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Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years

Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laura Poitras' travel nightmare began more than a decade ago when the award-winning filmmaker started getting detained at airports every time she tried to set foot back in the United States.
She was stopped without explanation more than 50 times on foreign travel, and dozens more times on domestic trips, b ... (full story)


Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook video killing

CLEVELAND (AP) — The suspect in the random killing of a retiree posted on Facebook made his living mentoring teens in Cleveland, but his life appeared to be unraveling under the weight of gambling debts and trouble with his girlfriend.
Rambling videos he shared showed his despair, saying he was out of options and wanted to ... (full story)


Ohio dealer who caused West Virginia overdoses sentenced

Ohio dealer who caused West Virginia overdoses sentenced

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man who sold heroin laced with an elephant tranquilizer that caused more than two dozen overdoses in West Virginia was sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison Monday.
Bruce Lamar Griggs, of Akron, was "in this just for the money" when he sold the heroin mixture that sicke ... (full story)


Driving records of possible candidates for governor reviewed

COLUMBUS (AP) — A review of the driving records of possible candidates for Ohio governor shows some have better records than others.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday that it reviewed the driving records of four Republicans and five Democrats considering a run for governor in 2018. None had impaired driving charges.(full story)


Poll shows most Ohioans want stricter payday lending regulations

A new poll shows most Ohioans share an overwhelmingly negative view of the payday loan industry and seek stricter regulation of exorbitant interest rates.
A group called Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform reported the findings late last week of a WPA Opinion Research Poll, commissioned The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The study found th ... (full story)