Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 per share, in a deal that would combine the top two cable TV companies in the nation. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition...

Lenovo profit up 30 percent on smartphone growth

BEIJING (AP) — Computer maker Lenovo Group reported Thursday that quarterly profit rose 30 percent to a record high on strong smartphone sales and said its acquisition of the Motorola Mobility smartphone business will accelerate its global expansion. Profit for the three...

Sinkhole swallows cars at Corvette Museum in Ky.

In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky. The museum said a total of eight cars were damaged when a sinkhole opened up early Wednesday morning inside the museum. (AP...

Company blocked from selling execution drug to Mo.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge agreed late Wednesday to temporarily block an Oklahoma pharmacy from providing an execution drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for use in an upcoming lethal injection. The temporary restraining order was issued after a...

Feds: Signups For Health Insurance Top 60K In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials say more than 60,000 Ohioans have picked health plans in the first four months of the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a...

Michigan, MSU Joust For Lead In Balanced Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now the ball’s in your court, Sparty. No. 15 Michigan did its part by upending No. 22 Ohio State 70-60 on Tuesday night, giving the Wolverines a half-game edge in the Big Ten race. Now ninth-ranked Michigan State gets a chance to pull even again when...

Ennis’ 35-footer keeps No. 1 Syracuse unbeaten

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Ennis made a 35-footer at the buzzer to help No. 1 Syracuse remain unbeaten with a 58-56 win over No. 25 Pitt on Wednesday night. Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 ACC) remained one of two undefeated teams in Division I along with Wichita State. Trailing by one...

Ohio Priest In Child Abuse Case Gets 7 ½ Years

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio priest convicted of taking a 10-year-old boy to West Virginia for sex more than two decades ago was sentenced Wednesday to seven and a half years in prison. Robert Poandl was sentenced in federal court in Cincinnati on one count of transporting a minor...

Cincinnati QB Legaux Receives Extra Eligibility

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux has received an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA after missing most of last season because of a gruesome knee injury. The American Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that hardship waivers had been approved by the...

4 gay couples challenge La. gay marriage ban

Nicholas J. Van Sickels, right, stands with his husband, Andrew S. Bond, and holds their adopted daughter, Jules, 2, before a news conference in New Orleans about a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, to challenge the Louisiana Constitution’s ban on...