No. 7 Louisville Women Top Cincinnati 64-45

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville welcomed back Antonita Slaughter with a big cheer from the fans and a gritty defensive performance on the floor. Shoni Schimmel led the No. 7 Cardinals with 21 points in a 64-45 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday, in Antonita Slaughter’s...

Editorial: The slow-motion conflagration around Syria

STATE DEPARTMENT officials have been warning for nearly two years that Syria’s civil war, if not brought to a prompt end, could blossom into a regional conflagration that consumes Iraq and Lebanon and threatens vital U.S. interests. Their predictions have been coming true,...

Editorial: Climate-change response demands urgency

JUST HOW much will the Earth heat up over the next 100 or 200 years? Climate scientists are not able to predict with high certainty. They have estimated that average global temperatures will increase by 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius — 2.7 to 8.1 degrees Fahrenheit...

Editorial: D.C. mayor’s race takes shape

A NUMBER of factors combine to make this year’s contest for D.C. mayor unusual. There is the fact that voters are not accustomed to an April 1 primary. There is the difficulty of sorting out a large field of candidates. And there is uncertainty caused by the lingering...

Local labor influence takes hit in Boeing contract

SEATTLE (AP) — Under pressure from regional leaders, machinists in Washington state took a late-night vote that defied their local union bosses by narrowly approving a new labor contract that secures a coveted plane project for the Seattle area but moves workers...

Experts warn of frostbite, dead batteries in cold

Sergey Bondair of Leonia, N.J. pulls his son Sasha, 2, on a wooden sled through Overpeck County Park Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in Leonia, N.J. Bondair, who grew up in Siberia, enjoys the freezing weather. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Jennifer Brown) ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT;...

Cincinnati Beats No. 18 Memphis 69-53

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick scored 11 of his 18 points down the stretch and Cincinnati overcame early shooting woes to beat No. 18 Memphis 69-53 on Saturday. Kilpatrick’s scoring surge provided enough of a buffer to extend Cincinnati’s winning streak to six...

No. 3 OHIO ST. 84, NEBRASKA 53

Petteway 5-12 4-4 15, Smith 5-6 1-2 11, Webster 2-6 0-0 5, Gallegos 2-6 0-0 6, Shields 2-4 0-0 4, Biggs 4-11 1-2 9, Rivers 0-3 0-0 0, Parker 0-1 0-0 0, Hawkins 0-3 0-0 0, Peltz 0-0 0-0 0, Vucetic 0-0 0-2 0, Pitchford 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 21-56 7-12 53. Ross 3-7 2-2 11, A. Williams...

Ross’ Big Shots Push No. 3 OSU Past Huskers 84-53

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — LaQuinton Ross scored 11 points, including two 3-pointers as No. 3 Ohio State pulled away, leading the Buckeyes to an 84-53 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. It was a last tuneup before the biggest test of the season for the Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten), at...

Puerto Rican Arrested In Death Of Ohio Tourist

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested a man suspected in the fatal stabbing of a tourist from Ohio. Police said Saturday that they expected to soon charge 22-year-old Juan Carela Acevedo. He is suspected of breaking into the Arena y Mar apartments...