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CenturyLink: Washington 911 outage due to vendor

SEATTLE (AP) — CenturyLink says a seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service early Thursday was caused by a technical error by a third-party vendor. In a statement Friday, the company said the vendor worked with CenturyLink to resolve the issue “as quickly as...

Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

TORONTO (AP) — Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born songwriter who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. His death was announced on...

Missing Ohio Mom’s Body Found, No Sign Of Son

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police have found the body of a southwest Ohio woman who went missing last month and say they are investigating her death as a homicide. Authorities say 25-year-old Nichelle McKnight’s body was discovered Friday near the Stillwater River in the Dayton...

Missing Ohio Mom’s Body Found, No Sign Of Son

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police have found the body of a southwest Ohio woman who went missing last month and say they are investigating her death as a homicide. Authorities say 25-year-old Nichelle McKnight’s body was discovered Friday near the Stillwater River in the Dayton...

Columbus’ Nathan Horton Has Surgery, Out 6 Weeks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton had surgery Friday to repair an abdominal injury and will be sidelined for approximately six weeks. The club makes its second playoff appearance next week. Horton, a prized free-agent signing from Boston last...

Ex-coach Tressel Applies To Lead Youngstown St.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has applied to become president at Youngstown State University less than a month after he applied for the same position at the University of Akron. The Youngstown Vindicator ( ) reports that the head...
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Heat back atop East, beat Pacers 98-86

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Miami Heat moved back atop the Eastern Conference standings by running past the Indiana Pacers 98-86 on Friday night. The Heat scored the first 16 points of the second half and weren’t in...

Xavier’s Martin Transferring For Final Season

CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier forward Justin Martin has decided to transfer for his final season, leaving the Musketeers without the top two scorers from last season’s NCAA tournament team. The redshirt junior will complete his undergraduate degree. Xavier announced Friday that...

President Obama attends ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

NEW YORK (AP) — Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun” are hard to come by, but one man managed it – President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore...
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Obamas and friends take in dinner and play in NYC

AP Photo/Julia Xanthos NEW YORK (AP) — Capping two days devoted to praising the advances of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” a play about an African-American...