COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Staff complacency, supervision problems, and outdated security policies and orders are among problems identified at Ohio’s highest-security prisons following an attack on a correctional officer earlier this year that landed the officer in the hospital for weeks with multiple stab wounds, according to a report.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) – Officials in an Illinois county have ended a coroner’s practice of holding the remains of poor people until relatives come up with $1,000.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The Palestinians and their supporters are asking an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution blaming Israel for recent violence in Gaza – and the U.S. is demanding that Gaza’s Hamas rulers be condemned as well.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The developer of a school-shooting video game is defending the product and vowing to continue selling it online as parents of slain children and other mass shooting victims work to get the game wiped off the internet.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker.
DENVER (AP) – The Latest on the wildfires burning in the West: (all times local):
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Health Department has issued a permit allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
PHOENIX (AP) – The wounded U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shot this week while patrolling a remote area alone near Arizona’s border with Mexico is in stable condition and good spirts, the chief of the agency in Tucson said Wednesday.
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania mayor who resigned from office after he was charged with patronizing a prostitute has pleaded no contest in the case.
BOSTON (AP) – Two U.S. Marshals Service officials wearing makeup to disguise their identities have testified in the case of a former New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993.