Good afternoon. 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 Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 7:30 a.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or

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CINCINNATI — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.


— Supreme Court-Kavanaugh-Counterterrorism-Testimony


COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception — a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. By Kantele Franko and Mitch Stacy. SENT: 540 words, photos. Also moving on sports wires.


— OHIO GOVERNOR'S RACE-SUTTON: Ohio's Democratic lieutenant governor candidate is adding her voice to the #MeToo movement, sharing details of abuse that led to her then-husband's arrest three decades ago.

— KILLER'S RESENTENCING: An Ohio judge has sentenced a convicted serial killer to the death penalty in the man's resentencing for slaying two teenage girls.

— HORNETS NEST-CAR: European Hornets have been removed after building a large nest in a car in Alliance, in a scene that looked like a horror movie.

— MISSING WOMAN-SUSPECT CHARGED: Authorities in Ohio have positively identified a body found in a field last week as that of a woman reported missing a few weeks ago.

— MISSING CHILDREN SEARCH: Authorities searching for an Ohio woman who they say took her four children have found all of the children safe and unharmed.

— TRIPLE SHOOTING: Cincinnati police say three people have been injured in a shooting.

— FATAL STATE POLICE SHOOTING: A northwestern Pennsylvania prosecutor says a state trooper was justified in shooting and killing an Ohio man.

— LAKE MICHIGAN-HAZARDS: A man who died after being swept off a Lake Michigan pier in northern Michigan has been identified as an Ohio resident.

— FORUM-MLK'S DAUGHTER: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter is speaking in Cincinnati as part of a series of community talks.

— OHIO EMS-SCHOOL ZONES: State emergency medical services officials are urging Ohio motorists to stay alert in school zones, in residential areas and near schools as the school year starts around the state.




CINCINNATI — The Bengals have agreed to contract extensions with defensive tackle Geno Atkins and end Carlos Dunlap, who were entering the final years on their deals. By Joe Kay. SENT: 230 words, photos.


BALTIMORE — As long as Mike Tomlin is standing on the Pittsburgh sideline, watching Ben Roethlisberger pass to Antonio Brown or give the ball to Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers will be favored to win the AFC North. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 770 words, photos.


— FBC--NEBRASKA-GEBBIA: Nebraska coach Scott Frost says quarterback Tristan Gebbia has been granted a release, freeing him to transfer to another school. With photo.


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