Column: Manning, Sherman both worth celebrating

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Well, here we go again. Get ready for a Super Bowl week filled with more of the inevitable comparisons between Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. There’s no better headlines: Good vs. evil. Humble vs. loudmouthed. The well-groomed quarterback vs....

Judge: Remove life support for pregnant woman

In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 photo, Erick Munoz stands with an undated copy of a photograph of himself, left, with wife Marlise and their son Mateo in Haltom City, Texas. Munoz filed a lawsuit in state district court in Fort Worth, Texas, where his wife has been on life support...

Mass. boy faces 2nd rape charge in teacher killing

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of raping and killing his math teacher last year was indicted Friday on a second aggravated rape charge. A grand jury in Essex County indicted Philip Chism on a charge alleging that he forcibly had sexual...

Area counties issue snow emergencies

Sandusky and Williams counties have issued a level 1 snow emergency. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, along with icy conditions. Motorists are urged to drive cautiously, leave early, and allow extra space between vehicles. Seneca county has raised its snow...

will.i.am charity event raises $2.4 million

AP Photo/Charles Sykes LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was an old-school party at will.i.am’s annual pre-Grammy charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with the likes of Bell Biv Devoe, Chaka Khan and Sergio Mendes....

Mangled metal, victims’ screams mark Ind. pileup

Emergency crews work at the scene of a massive pileup involving about 15 semitrailers and about 15 passenger vehicles and pickup trucks along Interstate 94 Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2014 near Michigan City, Ind. At least three were killed and more than 20 people were injured....

Hagel says ‘something is wrong’ with nuke force

U.S. map shows locationS of missile complexes.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; U.S. map shows locationS of missile complexes.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says “something is wrong”...

Airlines halt ticket sales in Venezuela

AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tempers flared at airline offices in Caracas on Friday as Venezuelans reacted angrily to international carriers’ refusal to sell tickets after the government devalued the bolivar for flights abroad. The offices of...

1 student injured in shooting at SC State dorm

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Officials at South Carolina State University say a student has been injured in a shooting at an on-campus dorm. The university sent out an alert saying the student was hurt Friday afternoon at the Hugine Suites. The school says police think they...

Tough shoot for Jake Paltrow’s sci-fi ‘Young Ones’

AP Photo/Victoria Will PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Jake Paltrow’s “Young Ones” was shot in South Africa over 35 days amid scorpions, snakes and an average daily temperature of 110 degrees. Still, the crew was determined to make a film that star Kodi Smit-McPhee...