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Xavier In Familiar Place Vs New Foe In NC State

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Get on an interstate, drive less than an hour, play in an arena that’s been a mainstay on your schedule. Seems like Xavier has a built-in advantage for its opening NCAA game. Those slow-to-forget Dayton fans will try to negate it. The Musketeers (21-12)...

Umpire Leaves Game After Being Struck By Ball

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Umpire Brad Myers was struck by a line drive and left Cincinnati’s spring game against Cleveland. Myers, a base umpire on a rotating three-man crew, was hit hard behind the pitcher’s mound in the second inning on Monday. The ball hit by...

Ohio’s Job Gains Rank 2nd Among States For January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio had the second-biggest job gains of any state in January, adding 16,700 positions. The January state employment report released Monday says 23 states reported more hiring for that month, while 27 said that the number of...

3 Killed In Eastern Ky. Crash Identified

WURTLAND, Ky. (AP) — Authorities have identified three people killed in a highway crash in eastern Kentucky. A news release from Greenup County Sheriff Keith M. Cooper said the crash Sunday afternoon involved two vehicles. The dead were identified as 43-year-old Tracie R. Howard...

If Ukraine wins against Russian aggression, freedom wins

David J. Kramer is president of Freedom House. He was deputy assistant secretary of state for Russia and Ukraine in the George W. Bush administration. The Obama administration took a good first step Monday when it announced sanctions against Russian officials involved in the...
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Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

AP Photo/Rick Rycroft SYDNEY (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers have arrived in Australia for their Major League Baseball season-opening series this weekend after 15-hour flights from the U.S. west coast. The Diamondbacks arrived first at Sydney airport...

Bengals Re-sign Taylor Mays

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals re-signed safety Taylor Mays on Monday, a week after he became an unrestricted free agent. Mays is a four-year veteran who played in the first eight games last season before dislocating his shoulder, ending his season. The 49ers drafted Mays in the...
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Editorial: Western sanctions deliver only a slap on the wrist to Mr. Putin

THE SANCTIONS President Obama announced Monday to punish Russia and its collaborators in Ukraine are intended to inflict economic pain. So a fair measure of their adequacy was the reaction Monday of the Russian stock and currency markets: Both spiked upward in celebration. While...
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Editorial: D.C.’s Office of Campaign Finance is failing its mission

BY THE time the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance gets around to releasing its audit on Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 campaign, the findings may well have lost any relevance. But then, that is perfectly in keeping with an agency that increasingly has shown itself to be...

Robinson: Democrats should play offense on Obamacare

Here is what Democrats should learn from their party’s loss in a special House election in Florida last week: Wishy-washy won’t work. Republicans obviously are going to make opposition to the Affordable Care Act the main theme of their campaigns this fall. Democrats...