Scalise To Take Peers On Tour Of Gulf’s Offshore Drilling

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is taking a batch of congressmen on a tour of the Gulf of Mexico’s offshore oil and gas industry. Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, has led energy tours for his peers since he became a House member in 2008. On Friday,...

Warriors become 2nd NBA team to win 70, beat Spurs 112-101

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors reached a milestone that only Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls have achieved in the history of the NBA. All that’s left for Golden State to do now is win three more...

Turkish official arrested for selling state secrets

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a Turkish official has been arrested in a police sting operation for attempting to sell the designs of two Turkish-made firearms to a U.S.-based company. Anadolu Agency says Mustafa Tanriverdi, who headed a...

Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted that individual conscience be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life in a major document released Friday that rejects the emphasis on black and white rules for the faithful....

Armed robbery reported at Findlay convenience store

Findlay police are investigating an armed robbery early Friday at a convenience store. Police said two men entered the Circle K store at 464 E. Sandusky St. just before 5 a.m. One of the men had a handgun, and the men demanded money from the cash register and cigarettes. The...

Arizona rule restricts reporters who reject background check

AP Photo/Ryan VanVelzer PHOENIX (AP) — The gallery of the Arizona House of Representatives had a new set of occupants as lawmakers convened for their debate: journalists. Reporters who normally have access to the floor of the House to interview lawmakers and ask questions...

Street drug flakka ravaged South Florida, then disappeared

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A year after it ravaged South Florida, flakka – the synthetic street drug known for causing psychotic outbursts – is virtually gone. The deaths. The hallucinating users. The arrests. All of it. Broward County became infamous as the...

Organizers unveil 4 candidates for logo of 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers on Friday unveiled four designs shortlisted to become the official logo of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The designs were selected from 14,599 entries in a contest open to the public. The Tokyo organizing committee said the public will have a week to 10...

No criminal charges over Russia’s doping scandal – minister

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian sports minister says no one will face criminal charges over the worst doping scandal in the country’s history. A report in November by a World Anti-Doping Agency commission alleged systematic, state-sponsored drug use in Russian track and...

Sanders’ hit on Clinton not the first, or likely the last

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ claim that Hillary Clinton isn’t qualified to be president landed with a boom this week. The blow was far from the first — and won’t likely be the last — from the candidate who pledged to stay away from...