Prep roundup: Van Buren holds off Elmwood

VAN BUREN — Elmwood’s fourth quarter comeback against Van Buren fell just short on Tuesday as the Black Knights held off the Royals 43-41 in a nonleague boys basketball game. Matthew Ayers had 11 points to lead Van Buren (14-7), while Kade Steveson chipped in nine...
Wind Turbine Projects

Wind Turbine Rebellion

New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops many wind turbine developing projects GLENVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly...
Walmart Earnings Q4 down

Walmart beat up by Amazon in fourth quarter results

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is taking some bruises from its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year, signs that underscore...
Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria

Over 100 killed in Syrian assault on Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. Retaliatory...
QB-Baker-Mayfield at the Red River Showdown game

QB Baker Mayfield set to pay Browns a visit

Baker Mayfield says he’s going to visit the Cleveland Browns, owner of the top pick in 2018 NFL Draft. The NFL draft is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. NORMAN — Baker Mayfield is constantly learning about the business of pro...
Gun Control Demonstrators

Trump supports tighter background checks on gun buys

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump supports a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases, the White House said, as pressure mounts on Trump to take action after 17 students and teachers were killed in last week’s shooting at a...

Video: Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania’s new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats’ chances at chipping away at the GOP’s U.S....
Westerville make-shift memorial

No bond sought for suspect in 2 Westerville officers’ slayings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of...

Ohio middle school student shoots self, no one else hurt

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom. Investigators say no other students have been hurt and they don’t know yet whether the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional. A school official...
News Minute top stories AP video

AP Video: News Minute Feb. 20

The latest top stories in this AP video report for Tuesday February 20th: Florida students are going to Tallahassee to push for new gun laws; Gun protests outside the White House; Snow blamed for hundreds of Utah crashes; Slovenian Olympic hockey player suspended for doping.