AP PHOTOS: Red carpet arrivals at Oscars

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss Hollywood celebrities and Academy Award nominees are walking the red carpet before Hollywood’s biggest night. Amy Adams, who’s nominated for her role in “American Hustle”, Bruce Dern (Nebraska), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a...

Murder trial of Pistorius to start in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It could all hinge on the toilet door. Oscar Pistorius goes on trial for murder on Monday, but some experts not involved in the case say the double-amputee runner could still be vulnerable to a homicide conviction even if he is acquitted of murdering...

Sunday’s Scores

Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant vs. Lucasville Valley, ppd. to Mar 7. Southeastern vs. Proctorville Fairland, ppd. to Mar 6. Portsmouth vs. S. Point, ppd. to Mar 7. Chesapeake vs. Wheelersburg, ppd. to Mar 6.

Kevin Harvick wins second straight at Phoenix

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick charged to the front early and dominated the rest of the way Sunday for his second straight Sprint Cup victory at Phoenix International Raceway. Coming off a disappointing finish at the Daytona 500, Harvick had...

Jason Collins set for home debut with Brooklyn

AP Photo/JEFFREY PHELPS NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA. Now it’s time for his own fans to welcome him back. More than a week after becoming the league’s first openly gay player, Collins will finally get...

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. The Boy Scouts organization is “disappointed” by the decision, which will affect the...

Ignatius: Putin’s error in Ukraine is the kind that leads to catastrophe

Napoleon is said to have cautioned during an 1805 battle: “When the enemy is making a false movement we must take good care not to interrupt him.” The citation is also sometimes rendered as “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Whatever the precise wording,...

Relentless Winter Delays Ohio’s Maple Syrup Season

CLEVELAND (AP) — The unrelenting winter is turning out to be particularly bitter for Ohio’s maple syrup producers. Syrup season in the state typically begins by mid-February, but many producers still haven’t tapped their trees. The Plain Dealer reports...

Noah leads Bulls to easy 109-90 win against Knicks

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls were open all over the floor, so Joakim Noah kept collecting assists. Jumpers for Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich. A dunk for Taj Gibson, another jumper for Butler, and on and on it went. The All-Star center put on quite a...

Skier Safe After Spending Night In Wilderness

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who skied out of bounds at Durango Mountain Resort has been found safe after he spent the night in remote wilderness during a major snowstorm. Dan Bender, a spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, tells The Durango...