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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio inmate who has long maintained his innocence in the 1994 slaying of three people is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a new trial based on evidence never heard by a jury. Lawyers for prisoner Kevin Keith say the personnel file of a state forensics investigator who worked on his case contains allegations she had a habit of providing police departments answers they wanted in cases. Prosecutors say there's no evidence the file would have made a difference at trial.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republicans appear poised to elect former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's hand-picked successor to lead the chamber through the end of the year. A vote to replace Rosenberger is scheduled for Tuesday. Democrats say the session is improper because it was added by the chamber's acting leader, President Pro Tem Kirk Schuring. House rules say only the speaker can add a day to the calendar.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus police have identified the central Ohio man who was fatally shot by SWAT officers after they say he made a "threatening gesture" with a handgun during a weekend standoff. Police say 30-year-old Corey Cordova, of Columbus, was shot early Sunday morning in a neighborhood on the city's west side. Police had been called on reports of a man firing into the ground and say they tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with him.

CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say a speeding truck was vaulted into a balcony at a Cincinnati apartment building after slamming into two parked cars in a crash that left one man dead. Police believe the 26-year-old driver was going too fast and lost control as he slammed on the brakes at a red light Monday morning. The vehicle went off the road, hit the parked cars and went airborne. The front end of the truck came to rest on a balcony raised several feet off the ground. The driver's father was killed.

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