2 dead in shootout in eastern Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people were killed and several others wounded, including a policeman, in a shootout at the building of a far-right Ukrainian nationalist group, highlighting the tensions in the eastern part of the country that have erupted in Ukraine’s...

Ohio Senator Plans Forum On Lake Pollution

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican senator plans a forum on harmful algal blooms such as those that have plagued its largest inland lake. Sen. Rob Portman of the Cincinnati area will be in Celina (Suh-LEYE’-nuh) in northwest Ohio Saturday for the discussion with...
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Indian search finds no trace of Malaysian plane

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2005 file photo, clouds hang over the North Sentinel Island, in India’s southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India used heat sensors on flights over hundreds of uninhabited Andaman Sea islands Friday, March 14, 2014, and will expand its...
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Malaysian leader: Plane’s disappearance deliberate

A man walks out of a room reserved for relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at a hotel in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the...

Russian propaganda war in full swing over Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — This is Ukraine today, at least as seen by most Russian news media: the government is run by anti-Semitic fascists, people killed in protests were shot by opposition snipers and the West is behind it all. And the room to disagree with that portrayal is...

China widens currency’s fluctuation against dollar

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank says it will allow its tightly controlled currency to fluctuate more widely in value against the dollar as part of reforms aimed at making the country’s economy more efficient. The People’s Bank of China said Saturday it...

Cavaliers Rally Past Warriors 103-94

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Spencer Hawes had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Dion Waiters added 18 points and Luol Deng and Kyrie Irving had...

Reds’ Cueto Makes Bid As Opening Day Starter

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto became the first Cincinnati pitcher to finish five innings this spring, limiting the Texas Rangers to five hits and one run in the Reds’ 2-1 victory Friday night. Cueto also had five strikeouts, twice fanning Prince Fielder, in a big to...

No. 14 CREIGHTON 86, XAVIER 78

Reynolds 4-5 0-0 8, Martin 5-10 0-0 12, Philmore 9-13 5-7 23, Christon 8-21 2-3 18, D. Davis 4-9 0-0 9, Farr 0-0 0-0 0, Randolph 0-0 0-0 0, M. Davis 0-4 0-0 0, Stenger 0-0 1-2 1, M. Stainbrook 3-3 0-0 7. Totals 33-65 8-12 78. McDermott 10-20 10-10 32, Wragge 5-9 2-2 17, Chatman...

No. 14 Creighton Beats Xavier 86-78 To Reach Final

NEW YORK (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 32 points and second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton advanced to the Big East tournament championship game in its first year in the conference with an 86-78 victory over Xavier on Friday night. The Bluejays looked to be on their way to an...