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Heisey Hits Slam, Mesoraco 4 RBIs As Reds Top Rays

CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs as the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Tampa Bay’s depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on Sunday. The Reds’ best offensive showing of...

BC-BBA–Indians-White Sox,Rain DelayADVISORY, BBA

EDITORS: The Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox game is being delayed by rain. Cleveland leads 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning. AP Sports

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox said Smith was booked...

UN Security Council to meet late Sunday on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia’s request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine. Russia’s U.N. mission sent a text message to reporters saying a closed meeting would begin at 8 p.m. Sunday (0000 GMT)...

The other lessons of college

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Quality day care is worth the investment

Regarding the April 10 news article “Math 101 for new parents”: The “solution” to prohibitive day-care costs for some mothers is to stay home. But in single-parent families in which the mother is the only breadwinner, as well as in low-income two-parent families, that’s not...

Samuelson: The idleness trap

If you know someone among the long-term unemployed — a category that includes workers who have been jobless at least six months, but in many cases much longer — you understand what a frustrating and demoralizing experience it is, especially for mid-career professionals and...

Dionne: A program conservatives should love

We are at a point at which we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie. Don’t laugh. If we can agree on anything across our philosophical divides, surely we can support efforts to promote voluntary service by our fellow citizens and to...

Central African Republic needs immediate help

Ban Ki-moon is secretary general of the United Nations. I have had many unforgettable welcome receptions at airports around the world. But nothing could have prepared me for my arrival last week in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. More than 70,000 people...

Diehl: The United States’ Middle East peace process paradox

The Middle East “peace process” can look like an endless loop of diplomatic failures that leave Israelis and Palestinians stuck in in­trac­table conflict. So as the latest round of U.S.-sponsored negotiation teeters on the brink, it’s worth pointing out that during the...