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Georgetown Beats Xavier 74-52; Snaps 2-game Skid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Markel Starks scored 22 points and guided an efficient Georgetown offense, which shot 52 percent from the floor, as the Hoyas beat Xavier 74-52 on Saturday. Starting for the first time in more than six weeks, Jabril Trawick sparked Georgetown (16-11, 7-8 Big...

Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight. The announcement...

AP Exclusive: Shutdown hurt 37,000 immigrant cases

Gladys Hirayda Shahian, 42, originally from Guatemala, poses for a photo holding pictures of her family at her workplace in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Shahian has been trying to obtain a green card through her American husband for more than a decade. After getting...

BC-BKC–Xavier-Georgetown Box, BKC

Martin 4-10 2-2 13, Stenger 0-0 0-1 0, M. Stainbrook 4-8 4-4 12, Christon 5-5 7-9 18, D. Davis 0-4 0-0 0, Reynolds 1-3 0-0 2, Farr 1-4 0-0 2, Randolph 1-1 1-2 3, M. Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Philmore 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 16-38 16-20 52. Lubick 3-5 3-4 9, Trawick 5-8 1-2 13, Hopkins 3-4 2-2...

Ohio Awards $1M In Grants To Rape Crisis Centers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general has awarded $1 million in new grant funding to 25 rape crisis centers across the state. Attorney General Mike DeWine says 23 agencies will each receive a grant of more than $36,000 to help survivors of sexual assault. A...

SW Ohio Officials Seek Manufacturing Funding

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in southwest Ohio are joining to seek preferential consideration for $1.3 billion in federal funding to help bolster manufacturing activities and create new jobs in the region. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1fq02cO) reports that Cincinnati,...

Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel boss ‘Chapo’ Guzman

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Saturday, that Guzman, the head of Mexicoís Sinaloa Cartel, was captured...

Venezuelan voices on the troubles in their country

A woman wearing earrings designed with an image of the late President Hugo Chavez, smiles during a pro-government rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Venezuelans on both sides of the nation’s political divide took to the streets on Saturday after nearly...

30 Arrested In All-Star Weekend Sex Trafficking

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana state police say an investigation involving local authorities and the FBI resulted in 30 arrests on charges related to sex-trafficking during the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. The operation also resulted in the rescue of a juvenile believed to...

Evacuations Reported From Flooding In NE Ohio

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Flooding from ice jams have led to evacuations along the Vermilion River and at least one rescue of a resident in northeast Ohio. WEWS-TV and WJW-TV in Cleveland report that a homeowner and dog were rescued late Saturday morning by boat after being trapped...