Whirlpool Plans News About Western Ohio Plant

GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Whirlpool Corp. plans an announcement about its Greenville, Ohio, plant. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) and other state and local officials will be there, signaling a likely expansion. The plant that makes KitchenAid brand mixers, blenders and...
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Senators strike bipartisan jobless benefits deal

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Chalk up one partisan election-year battle that senators seem likely to resolve when they return from recess later this month – the fight over renewing expired benefits for the long-term unemployed. Bipartisan Senate...
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Senators strike bipartisan jobless benefits deal

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Chalk up one partisan election-year battle that senators seem likely to resolve when they return from recess later this month – the fight over renewing expired benefits for the long-term unemployed. Bipartisan Senate...
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Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 13, 2014, to outline President Barack Obama’s FY2015 budget requests to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott...

Xavier Beats Marquette 68-65 To Reach Semis

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Martin scored 19 points and Semaj Christon added 18 to lead Xavier to a 68-65 victory over Marquette on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The third-seeded Musketeers (21-11) will face second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton in...

BC-BKC–Marquette-Xavier Box, BKC

J. Wilson 3-5 0-2 7, D. Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Thomas 1-2 0-0 3, Burton 9-14 5-7 23, Otule 0-0 0-0 0, Dawson 0-1 0-0 0, Mayo 8-13 2-2 21, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor, Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Gardner 4-6 1-3 9. Totals 26-45 8-14 65. Christon 6-13 5-8 18, Reynolds 3-6 0-0 6, D. Davis 3-5 0-0 7,...

E Michigan Knocks Off Buffalo In MAC, 69-64

CLEVELAND (AP) — Karrington Ward scored 19 points to help No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan defeat third-seeded Buffalo 69-64 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament. EMU (21-13) will play second-seeded Toledo in the semifinals Friday. The Eagles...
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Revival for Japan’s tsunami wrecked fishing ports

AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa TONI, Japan (AP) — When the tsunami smashed the seafood processing factory where Shoichi Sato was working, he lost his job but eventually found a new life. Three years later, Sato is among the businessmen helping to bring back the fishing industry,...
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Double trouble for bubble teams

AP Photo/Seth Wenig Arkansas is in the Southeastern Conference. Cal is in the Pac-12. They both got ousted from their conference tournaments, and whatever slim chances they have of making it into the March Madness bracket now has as much to do with other conferences as the ones...
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Rescuers continue searching rubble from NYC blast

A firefighter applies water to rubble a day after a gas leak-triggered explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment...