Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State's football team to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations.
In a statement released by the university, Tressel said: "After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach. The appreciation that [wife] Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable."
Tressel's teams finished in the top 5 of college football's rankings in seven of the past 10 years
The death toll from a bacterial outbreak caused by contaminated vegetables rose to at least 11 in Germany on Monday as inspectors in several European nations rushed to check produce.
German scientists suspect the bacterium that has sickened hundreds of Europeans came from Spanish organic produce. The Health Ministry in Hamburg said three out of four cucumbers carrying the bacterial strain were from a Spanish shipment.
Freelance reporter Tom Finn, in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, discusses the latest deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces. Warplanes reportedly bombed the southern cit of Zinjibar. And in the city of Taiz, security forces reportedly killed at least 15 protesters.
After nearly 20 years of planning, the state is transforming the two-lane Ky. 16 that runs through much of Kenton County into a wider, more direct route that officials say will improve safety for thousands of daily commuters and trigger major development. The reconstruction is Ky. 16's first since its 1935 opening.
Sports and energy drinks are hugely popular with kids. But the nation's pediatricians are not such big fans. They're now telling kids to lay off the energy drinks, and to use sports drinks only when they really need them — like when they're playing sports.
A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that energy drinks, or any other drink with caffeine, should be off limits to children and teenagers. That includes colas and coffee drinks.
North Korea threatened military retaliation against South Korea on Monday for what it called psychological warfare from Seoul — an apparent reversal of its recent push for dialogue.
A spokesman for North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission said the country will no longer engage with the South. Pyongyang also said it planned to cut off communications along the countries' eastern border and shut down a liaison office in a now-stalled joint tourism facility in the North.
The Louisville Orchestra is due in court again tomorrow for a bankruptcy hearing. Under the ensemble’s Chapter 11 filing, orchestra management has to submit a plan for reorganizing operations. Officials have declined to comment on the content or status of the plan, but the management had previously sought to reduce the number of full-time musicians.
In Vietnam, black sunglasses are now banned for its police officers, along with smoking and chatting on the job. And traffic cops have been order to stop hiding behind trees to catch errant drivers. Vietnamese officials hope the changes will improve the police force's notoriously bad reputation.
At the Knoxville Zoo, Al the giant tortoise hadn't seen a female turtle in almost 30 years. It's been about 20 years for his 90-year-old zoomate, Tex. Last Wednesday, Al quickly mated with a visiting female named Patches. So far, Tex is taking it slow with his potential mates.
The newest player in the conflict over the Ohio River Bridges Project is gaining support. Kentuckians for Progress began earlier this year to stop the conservation group River Fields from blocking the construction of a bridge in eastern Jefferson County. The group, like several others, wants the east end bridge and a downtown bridge built. Other groups want only an eastern span or a staggered construction that begins with the east end bridge.