Storm topples RVs near Mississippi’s Gulf coast

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a storm packing powerful straight-line winds has overturned up to 30 campers in the coastal Mississippi community of Gautier. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1kVnV0T ) that the storm toppled the recreational vehicles at around 8...

Police Arrest 16-year-old Girl After Bank Robbery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a 16-year-old girl now in custody is suspected in the lunchtime robbery of a bank. A statement from police says a female wearing a black sweatshirt, dark pants and a black hat gave a teller a note demanding money at a PNC Bank branch on...

Real Season Just Beginning For Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Metropolitan Division champion Pittsburgh Penguins are ready for the postseason to begin. Despite a rash of injuries that included significant absences by stars such as Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Paul Martin, Pittsburgh posted the second-highest point...

Reds’ Chapman Throws Off Mound For 1st Time

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw off a mound on Monday for the first time since he was hit in the forehead by a line drive during spring training. The left-hander threw 25 pitches in the bullpen before Cincinnati opened a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates....

ECHL Playoff Glance

Thursday, April 17: Cincinnati at Orlando, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Cincinnati at Orlando, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 25: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29:...
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Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

FILE – In this April 1, 2014 file photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, the Bluefin 21 autonomous sub is hoisted back on board the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield after successful buoyancy testing in the Indian Ocean, as search efforts continue for missing Malaysia...

Blue Jackets Say Just Making Playoffs Not Enough

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have never won a playoff game. Forward Mark Letestu looks at that as an opportunity instead of a stigma. “I don’t think there’s a burden,” he said during preparations for the Blue Jackets’ first-round...
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Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

AP Photo/Alex Brandon WASHINGTON (AP) — The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed...

Whitefish Shortage Causing Passover Meal Problems

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Many fish markets in the Great Lakes region are running short of whitefish, and it’s coming at a bad time: the Passover holiday. Whitefish is a key ingredient in gefilte (geh-FIL’-tuh) fish, a traditional Jewish dish that originated in...

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Tops 200 Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has grown to more than 200 confirmed cases. The total as of Monday was 212 cases of the contagious viral illness, with 132 of those linked to Ohio State University. That includes 96 students and 13...