Packers pick up Peppers to perk up pass pressure

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers defense has gotten a big jolt from a big name: Eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers. The ex-Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears defensive end signed a three-year deal with the Packers on Saturday morning, bringing one...

Comedian David Brenner, ‘Tonight’ favorite, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for the family of comedian David Brenner says the “Tonight Show” favorite has died. He was 78. Brenner died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City, said Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner’s publicist. The gangly, toothy...

Ohio High School Uses Drone Simulations For Course

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Drone simulations are being used to spark students’ interest in technology careers through a new course at a southwestern Ohio high school. Students in the course at Greenon High School in Springfield simulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to...

Strother, Molnar Lift Holmes Over Alter In D2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It’s hard to beat experience — particularly experience in the brightest of spotlights. Millersburg West Holmes, one of the most historic girls’ basketball programs in Ohio, proved that again on Saturday at Value City Arena. Paiten Strother scored...
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Police: Tyler, The Creator, incited riot at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas, (AP) — Tyler, The Creator, has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot during the South By Southwest. Police say the Odd Future rapper was arrested Saturday without incident and has been charged with riot, a misdemeanor in Texas....
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No. 7 Duke beats NC State 75-67 in ACC semifinals

AP Photo/Bob Leverone GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jabari Parker scored 20 points and No. 7 Duke beat North Carolina State 75-67 on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal. Rasheed Sulaimon added 16 points for the third-seeded Blue Devils (26-7) while...

3 West Holmes Stars Share Most-outstanding Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Paiten Strother, Emily Molnar and Laina Snyder all represented champion Millersburg West Holmes on the 2014 Associated Press Division II all-tournament team. They’ll share the most-outstanding award also. Top-ranked West Holmes (29-0) won the title...

Fish-eating Ducks Hard Hit By Severe Winter, Ice

DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) — The Niagara River corridor from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario is renowned as a winter haven for water birds. But this year’s bitterly cold season has made it notable for something else: dead ducks. Biologists say carcasses began piling up by the hundreds in...

After Ashes Found, Daughter Asks: Who Did I Bury?

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dellaina Grundy isn’t sure whether any of the cremated remains buried in her father’s grave in a veterans cemetery are his, and she doesn’t expect to ever know. “I have had to move on, but it’s something that will always be with...
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Florida wears down Tennessee 56-49 in SEC semis

AP Photo/John Bazemore ATLANTA (AP) — Patric Young scored 16 points and No. 1 Florida turned up the defensive pressure in the second half, rallying for a 56-49 victory over Tennessee in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday. Florida (31-2)...