Comedian John Pinette, 50, dies at Pa. hotel

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chubby stand-up comedian and hapless carjacking victim from the final episode of “Seinfeld,” John Pinette has died. He was 50. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office says Pinette died at a Pittsburgh hotel on Saturday. Pinette...
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Pro-Russians storm Ukraine government buildings

Pro-Russian activists clash with police at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 6, 2014. In Donetsk a large group of people surged into the provincial government building and smashed windows. A gathering of several hundred, many of them waving...

Reds’ Simon Sharp In 1st Start In 2 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — Alfredo Simon pitched seven impressive innings in his first start in more than two years and began the go-ahead rally with his second career hit, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday to salvage a win in the three-game series. Joey Votto...
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Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen

Kathy Abad, a military wife, prays for the victims and families affected by the Fort Hood shooting during a memorial service at the Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Killeen, Texas. On April 2, 2014, three people were killed and 16 were wounded when a gunman...

A look at the pecking order in college sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football and basketball programs produce and their need to help players close the gap between the worth of a scholarship and the...
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Editorial: Montgomery County weighs the region’s first public financing system

JUST A handful of jurisdictions across the country have embraced public financing systems for local elections, aiming to use taxpayers’ money to offset the clout of special-interest cash in campaigns and to promote competitive races. Montgomery County is considering...
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Editorial: What the Air Force can learn from the nuclear cheating scandal

BEFORE THEY go on duty with U.S. nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, officers are trained in classrooms and simulators. They are schooled in weapons systems, missile code handling and emergency war orders, among other things. For decades, these missileers have been...
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Editorial: A U.S. plan to help Cubans communicate should be applauded

HUMAN RIGHTS Watch’s 2014 annual report paints a somber picture of political life in Cuba. “The Cuban government continues to repress individuals and groups who criticize the government or call for basic human rights,” the report notes. “The government controls all media...

Man’s Body Found With Pants Down In Ohio

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A young man has been found dead with his pants down in central Ohio. Richland County authorities say a driver spotted the man’s body on the side of a road in Mansfield on Saturday morning and called 911. A sheriff’s report says the dead man had...

1 Arrested In Fatal Head-on Collision In Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say alcohol is a suspected factor in a fatal head-on collision in Cleveland. Officers tell WEWS-TV (http://bit.ly/1fSfFu5) that 40-year-old Julio Cesar Vargas drove the wrong way on an exit ramp of Interstate 480 on the city’s west side and...