Komen sees big drop in contributions after dispute

DALLAS (AP) — Susan G. Komen for the Cure saw a 22 percent drop in contributions in the year following the controversy over its decision, quickly reversed, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. Citing audited financial statements...

Boeing machinists OK contract tied to 777X

Boeing machinists walk past statues commemorating striking workers as they prepare to vote at their union hall Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Everett, Wash. The vote will determine Friday whether Boeing machinists will accept a contract that would concede some pension and health care...

Ascendant Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown faces challenges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is sprinting into the final year of his third term as governor with a series of policy successes and powerful financial backers boosting his all-but-certain run for another term. His voter-approved tax increases and...

State Urges Checks On Older Adults Amid Cold

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials urge Ohioans to check on older adults who may have more difficulty adjusting to the extremely cold temperatures expected across the state for the next several days. The Ohio Department of Aging warns that older adults lose body heat more...

Ohio-based Restaurant Changing To Pepsi

CINCINNATI (AP) — Big Boy is switching soft drinks. Cincinnati-based Frisch’s Restaurants is going to offer Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, after five decades of Coca-Cola products. All 96 company-owned Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants and 24 franchised eateries are converting over...

Before NYC School Blast, Feds Warned Of Danger

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal safety officials are warning that a chemistry experiment done at schools across the country can be very dangerous. The demonstration is known as the Rainbow, and on Thursday it triggered a flash of flame at a New York City high school that left a...

Just a little Unfinished Christmas Business to Tend to…

Milepost 788 One of the neat things about being a model railroader is that if you are passionate about it, people soon catch on that… well, you actually like trains. And, if they are kind and generous, they will feed your fancy. The tree is down now but the other evening...

Clemson DE Beasley Might Be Headed To NFL

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Clemson junior defensive end Vic Beasley might have tipped his hand regarding his NFL plans following Friday night’s 40-35 victory over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. “It’s a great achievement, being able to put on a good show and...

Ohio State Loses To Clemson 40-35 In Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller stayed down on the ground and clutched his right shoulder, a grimace of pain visible through his face mask. A jarring hit had just caused Miller to lose a fumble, one of four turnovers by the Buckeyes in the final...

No. 12 Clemson Tops No. 7 Ohio State, 40-35

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tajh Boyd threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns, Sammy Watkins had a record-setting night with 16 catches for 227 yards, and No. 12 Clemson rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State 40-35 in the Orange Bowl on Friday night. Boyd’s 5-yard pass to Stanton...