Big Week At Home Ahead For No. 17 Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa answered coach Fran McCaffery’s questions about its toughness with an inspired win at Illinois over the weekend. Now there’s something even more important the Hawkeyes have to figure out. Are they still good enough to push for the Big Ten...

Child dies after found unresponsive in ship’s pool

A 4-year-old child has died after being pulled from a swimming pool on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the coast of North Carolina. A 6-year-old boy found with the child survived. Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam SanSoucie said both children were found unresponsive in the pool...

Ohio State Still Seeking Answers After Bad Spell

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One month ago, Ohio State was unbeaten and ranked No. 3 in the nation. The Buckeyes begin February having lost five of seven games and find themselves out of the Associated Press Top 25. The problems are difficult to pin down. They’ve made too many...

Official: Heroin in packets in Hoffman’s NY home

A makeshift memorial is seen, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, outside the building where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday in his apartment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) A makeshift memorial is seen, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, outside...

Ga. emergency chief under pressure after gridlock

Traffic Westbound sits nearly still on Interstate 20 below Cherokee Avenue as Eastbound traffic is sparse and moving Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT;...

2 Plead Guilty In Cleveland Credit Union Fraud

CLEVELAND (AP) — The former chief executive officer of a failed credit union in northeast Ohio and an outside bookkeeper have pleaded guilty in an alleged $15 million fraud case. The case involves Cleveland-based Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union, which the National Credit Union...

Wash. paint store driver kills manager, self

Police secure the scene of a shooting at a business park in the Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Wash. on Monday Feb. 3, 2014. Police say at least one person was shot just before noon Monday at a Benjamin Moore Paint store in the area. (AP Photo/The Columbian, Zachary...

Christie reiterates: No role in lane closures

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year’s Super Bowl to representatives from Arizona, Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 in New York. Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that Gov. Christie knew about...

More snow possible today

The National Weather Service’s winter storm warning for the region continues until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Another 1-3 inches of snow could fall Wednesday, the weather service said. Expect north winds of 10 to 20 mph, the weather service said. There could be some blowing and...

Ohio Prison Leader Named National Warden Of Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio prison leader known for her work reducing prison waste has been named the national warden of the year. The award from the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents honors Sheri Duffey, warden of the Southeastern Correctional...