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Editorial: U.S., E.U. must stay the course on Russian sanctions over Ukraine

FOLLOWING THE failure of their diplomatic effort to persuade Russia not to seize Crimea, the United States and its allies must fashion a new policy toward the regime of Vladi­mir Putin: a long-term effort to counter and eventually reverse his aggression. After an orchestrat...

No. 8 MICHIGAN 72, No. 24 OHIO ST. 69

Loving 1-1 0-0 3, Scott 7-10 0-0 18, Craft 4-7 0-2 9, Ross 7-16 5-6 19, Thompson 5-7 0-0 11, A. Williams 2-4 2-2 6, Smith Jr. 1-7 1-2 3, Della Valle 0-3 0-0 0, McDonald 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 8-12 69. Robinson III 4-8 2-2 11, Albrecht 1-4 1-2 4, Walton Jr. 3-6 0-0 8, Stauskas...

Burdette Is Most Outstanding On AP D4 All-tourney

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jenna Burdette, who scored 20 of Reedsville Eastern’s 22 points during one span of the second half of the championship game, is the most outstanding player on the 2014 Associated Press Division IV all-tournament team. Burdette had 38 points in a...

Burdette’s 24 Carries Eastern Past Rosecrans In D4

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jenna Burdette scored 20 of her 24 points in the second half — accounting for all but seven of her team’s points over that span — to carry top-ranked Reedsville Eastern past No. 3 Zanesville Rosecrans 49-38 in the Division IV girls state title game on...

Ohio Turnpike Reopens All Lanes After Pileups

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say traffic on the Ohio Turnpike is back to normal following a massive pileup Wednesday that left three people dead about halfway between Toledo and Cleveland. The State Highway Patrol says the toll road was fully reopened Saturday after a series...
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Rescue workers reach basement of NYC blast site

Firefighters look over the site of a building explosion in New York, Friday, March 14, 2014. Using sound devices to probe for voices and telescopic cameras to peer into small spaces, workers searching a pile of rubble from a gas explosion in the East Harlem section of Manhattan,...

Akron Wins MAC Title, 79-68 Over Ball State

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rachel Tecca scored 30 points and dominated inside, leading Akron to the NCAA tournament for the first time with a 79-68 win over Ball State in the Mid-American Conference championship Saturday. Tecca, who scored 20 in the first half, added 12 rebounds for the...
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Michigan State beats Wisconsin in Big Ten tourney

AP Photo/Michael Conroy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adreian Payne scored 18 points, Branden Dawson had 14 and No. 22 Michigan State beat No. 12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship. The third-seeded Spartans (25-8) won consecutive games for the...
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Future’s has his mind on the future at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Future had one last spot to fill on his upcoming album and he wanted Kanye West to guest. He sent over a few tracks and what happened next was completely unexpected. “He picked this `I Won’ track,” the Atlanta...
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Brazil’s WCup: Anger over waste, poor planning

AP Photo/Andre Penner CUIABA, Brazil (AP) — Pedestrians tiptoe across a road scarred with deep puddles, piles of gravel and a detour sign. Black oily slush leaves no room for missteps or steering mistakes. The debris in this small city in western Brazil is part of the...