No. 1 Arizona beats UCLA 79-75 to go to 16-0

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 22 points and No. 1 Arizona withstood UCLA’s late 15-1 run to beat the Bruins 79-75 Thursday night, equaling the best start in school history at 16-0. The Wildcats (3-0 Pac-12) held on despite blowing a...

5 counties have Level 1 weather alerts

Thanks to slushy and slippery roads, Hancock County and four nearby counties remain under a Level 1 weather alert today. Also under a Level 1 alert are Henry, Seneca, Putnam and Wood counties. An alert warns motorists that roadways are hazardous, and suggests they drive with...

John Oliver: American politics a ‘circus of crazy’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — British-born John Oliver says his adopted America is a comedy feast. As Oliver puts it, American politics is a “circus of crazy” that is unmatched in the world. The former Comedy Central star was promoting his upcoming HBO series at a...

HBO: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ ending in fall

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — HBO says its drama “Boardwalk Empire” will end after a fifth season this fall. The series stars Steve Buscemi (boo-SHEM’-ee) as “Nucky” Thompson, the backroom dealer of Prohibition-era Atlantic City. The show won five...

Penn State or Vanderbilt for Franklin?

AP Photo/Butch Dill NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — James Franklin appears to have a decision to make. Stay at Vanderbilt or take over as coach at Penn State. Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams said Thursday night he exchanged text messages with his football coach and...

A diplomatic insurance policy against Iran

Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A diplomatic breakthrough resulting in a peaceful and verifiable termination of Iran’s nuclear weapons program is the preferred outcome of the Obama administration’s...

Clamp down on illegal fishing to curb human trafficking

Mark P. Lagon is a professor at Georgetown University and an adjunct senior fellow for human rights at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was U.S. ambassador at large for human trafficking from 2007 to 2009. If most people think human trafficking is all about sexual...

Gerson: New tactics for a renewed War on Poverty

Assessing the outcome of the War on Poverty — announced 50 years ago — has always been complicated by the hopes it initially inspired. After his election in 1964, Lyndon Johnson proclaimed that Americans were living in “the most hopeful times since Christ was...

Robinson: Chris Christie is not the victim

You know a politician is having a bad day when he has to stand before a news conference and plead, “I am who I am, but I am not a bully.” Frankly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unconvincing on that score Thursday as he attempted to contain a widening...

Krauthammer: How to fight academic bigotry

For decades, the American Studies Association labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It has now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians. Given that Israel has a profoundly...