Xavier Returns Its Core From Unexpected Trip To Elite Eight

CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier coach Chris Mack spent a few extra seconds congratulating Mark Few after his Gonzaga team had reached the Final Four for the first time in school history. Gonzaga’s 83-59 win in the Elite Eight on Saturday marked yet another near miss for the...

Screams alert residents to fire that killed 2 in Oakland

AP Photo/Ben Margot OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Awakened by screams of “fire,” Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and...

Court: 3 Men Charged In Fatal Shooting Of College Professor

CLEVELAND (AP) — Court records show three men have been charged with aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of a college professor struck by a stray bullet in Cleveland during a gunfire exchange between men in two cars. Records show 61-year-old David Wilder, of Cleveland was...

Energy chief Perry tours Yucca Mountain nuclear site

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry has toured the site of the failed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, his first visit to an Energy Department site since taking over the department. Perry’s visit comes less than two weeks after President...

Felton Aims To Turn Around Struggling Cleveland State

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State has introduced Dennis Felton as its new coach. Felton, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Tulsa, said he wants to do “outrageous things” at CSU. He’s previously worked at Western Kentucky and Georgia, where he...

Ex-Phoenix sheriff wants his campaign talk banned at trial

PHOENIX (AP) — For nine years, Joe Arpaio enjoyed solid popularity as the sheriff of metro Phoenix by locking up immigrants in the U.S. illegally and regularly telling news reporters that no one would stop his crackdowns. The former lawman who made his fight against illegal...

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state’s health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law....

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire

AP Photo/Ben Margot OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland residential building that caught fire Monday, killing one person, had been the target of building department investigations and citations since 2010, when the city allowed the owner to convert the structure into...

Reds Stymied By Rotation Issues Again As Season Opens

CINCINNATI (AP) — With opening day less than a week away, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price still had some big holes to fill on his roster. “We have three undefined starters, two undefined bullpen spots and probably three undefined bench spots,” Price said. But in...

Reds Release OF Ryan Raburn, Who Competed For Bench Role

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have released outfielder Ryan Raburn after he struggled in a bid to win a bench role. Raburn signed a minor league deal last month. He hit .219 during spring training with seven hits, three home runs and seven strikeouts in 32 at-bats....