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Greek port workers strike over privatization plans

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek dock workers have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike to protest plans to sell stakes in the Piraeus Port Authority, the country’s largest port. Wednesday’s strike was expected to affect ports across the country. Dock workers...

German court nixes 3 percent hurdle for EU vote

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s top court says requiring parties to win at least 3 percent of the vote to get into the European Parliament is unconstitutional, raising the likelihood extremists could win seats. The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe said Wednesday...

Army study gives women taste of combat tasks

Spc. Karen Arvizu, left, puts on her hydration pack in preparation for her role as a volunteer in a physical demands study, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Ft. Stewart, Ga. The Army is conducting a study that will determine how all soldiers, including women, for the first time, will...

DeRozan Scores 33 In Raptors’ 99-93 Win Over Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — With his team in trouble, DeMar DeRozan flashed his All-Star form at the finish. DeRozan scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games with a 99-93 victory over the injury-riddled Cleveland...

Ukraine disbands police unit accused of violence

People light cantles and place flowers at a memorial for the people killed in clashes with the police at Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Parliament speaker says that a new government should be...

Obama threatens Karzai with full US withdrawal

FILE – This Jan. 11, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama listening as Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American...

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to resign, saying his decision was freely made and his alone. Benedict wrote to the Vatican correspondent for La Stampa newspaper, Andrea Tornielli, amid a new round of speculation...

Tuesday’s Scores

Rocky River Magnificat 59, Strongsville 35 Berea-Midpark 57, Lodi Cloverleaf 56 Brunswick 40, Lakewood 39 N. Can. Hoover 60, Massillon Perry 23 N. Royalton 60, Cle. St. Joseph 47 Beloit W. Branch 56, Ravenna 31 Cle. E. Tech 48, Mentor Lake Cath. 38 Norton 43, Akr. Hoban 41, OT...

St. Joseph’s Wins 5th Straight, Beats Dayton 79-53

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronald Roberts Jr. scored 22 points and Chris Wilson added a career-high 20 as Saint Joseph’s defeated Dayton 79-53 on Tuesday night, winning its fifth straight and ending a six-game streak of Dayton’s. The Hawks (20-7, 10-3 Atlantic 10) have...

DeRozan Scores 33 In Raptors’ 99-93 Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games with a 99-93 victory over the injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Terrence Ross hit a 3-pointer with 3:02 remaining to...