US judge blocks part of Ohio ban on abortion procedure

U.S. 04/19/19, 11:14

A federal judge blocked part of an Ohio law late Thursday that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases, adding to a list of restrictions on the procedure that are or soon could be in legal limbo.Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati ordered the ...

Ohio governor signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat

U.S. 04/11/19, 16:50

A bill imposing one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation was signed into law in Ohio on Thursday, banning abortions after a detectable heartbeat in a long-sought victory for abortion opponents. In signing the heartbeat bill, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine broke with his predecessor, Republican John Kasich, who ...

Update: Ohio heartbeat abortion ban heads to governor

U.S. 04/10/19, 15:20

The Latest on an Ohio bill to ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A bill banning abortions in Ohio once a fetal heartbeat is detected is headed to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said he plans to sign it. Opponents vow to sue. The bill ...

DeVos criticized over plan to cut Special Olympics funding

Sports 03/27/19, 10:25

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing sharp pushback over a proposal to cut federal funding to the Special Olympics.Celebrities, politicians and activists have taken to social media to rebuke DeVos for her plan to cut funding for the group as part of $7 billion in reductions in 2020. The organization ...

Heartbeat abortion bill veto survives day of Ohio overrides

U.S. 12/27/18, 15:44

Statehouse Republicans in Ohio came up a single vote shy Thursday of reversing a same-party governor's veto and imposing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.The outcome marked a victory for outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich, a prospective 2020 presidential contender who has vetoed the so-called heartbeat ...

Update: Kasich abortion bill veto could set up showdown

U.S. 12/21/18, 15:01

The Latest on two pending Ohio abortion bills (all times local):3 p.m.Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has vetoed for a second time an abortion bill that would have imposed one of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation.In a veto message Friday, the outgoing Republican said the so-called heartbeat ...

Ohio bracing for showdown over latest abortion restrictions

U.S. 12/21/18, 09:48

With a lame duck veto showdown still brewing, Ohio again finds itself on the verge of imposing some of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation.It's a position familiar to the politically divided state's abortion-rights activists.They have watched Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) sign 20 increasingly creative abortion-limiting proposals ...

Kasich vetoes gun bill, bars gender identity discrimination

U.S. 12/19/18, 16:47

Outgoing Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich acted as expected Wednesday to veto a bill expanding gun-owner rights and, in a surprise move, also expanded a years-old anti-discrimination order to include gender identity.Both moves were consistent with the prospective 2020 presidential candidate's recent shift away from his party's right wing toward ...

John Kasich continues serious look at 3rd presidential run

Politics 12/13/18, 18:23

Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn't defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today. He says he's ...

Update: GOP wins governor’s races in Arizona, NH, Ohio

Politics 11/07/18, 00:41

The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Republicans have turned back Democratic challengers to keep control of the governors' offices in Arizona, New Hampshire and Ohio. In Ohio, Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Democrat Richard Cordray on Tuesday to lead a GOP sweep ...

In tight race, Ohio governor rivals hedging bets on Trump

Politics 10/30/18, 14:03

Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are using the final stretch to hedge their bets on Donald Trump. Even as Vice President Mike Pence plans a campaign stop for DeWine on Wednesday, the state attorney general ...

: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Florida 09/26/18, 03:01

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel's members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members ...

: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Florida 09/26/18, 03:01

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated after the Valentine's ...

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