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LeBron scores 38, Heat top Knicks 102-91

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 38 points, Mario Chalmers added 15 and the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks’ playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory on Sunday. Chris...
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Afghan election hailed as Taliban threat remains

An Afghan police officer stands guard as Afghan election workers, right, note serial numbers of ballot boxes at a warehouse of the Independent Elections Commission warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Trucks and donkeys loaded with ballot boxes made their way...

Ohio Voters To Weigh Renewal Of Public Works Funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters will have the chance to decide in May whether to renew a public works program that funds repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges and other local infrastructure needs. The ballot issue would allow the state to borrow $1.875 billion over 10 years through...

A Look At Some US House Races Of Interest In Ohio

Ohio Democrats hope to pick up one or two wins in 12 U.S. House races in which GOP incumbents are seeking re-election. While Democrats face an uphill battle, they are seeking opportunities from any Republican missteps or tea party challenges. Some races of interest among the 12...

College athletes union could put billions at stake

Last month, a National Labor Relations Board director ruled that college football players at Northwestern could unionize. Many believe the ruling, if it stands up, could force schools and the NCAA to share more of the revenue from college football and basketball. But figuring out...

Ohio U Hires North Dakota St’s Phillips As Coach

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University has hired North Dakota State’s Saul Phillips as its men’s basketball coach. Phillips led the Bison to an upset of fifth-seeded Oklahoma in the NCAA tournament last month. He was 134-84 in seven seasons at North Dakota State....

Products Made By Ohio Inmates See Rising Profits

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — From toilet paper and license plates to processed meat and furniture, products made by Ohio inmates are becoming increasingly profitable as the state’s prisons act more like private businesses. A report released this week shows that in fiscal 2013,...

Fast Facts About Some Obstacles To Heroin Sobriety

Treatment facilities are packed. Inpatient rehab is costly. Insurance companies have refused coverage. Addicts looking to get clean from heroin often face an uphill battle. A look at the process, and some of the obstacles to getting sober: ___ — WITHDRAWAL: Once in withdrawal,...

Fast Facts About Some Obstacles To Heroin Sobriety

Treatment facilities are packed. Inpatient rehab is costly. Insurance companies have refused coverage. Addicts looking to get clean from heroin often face an uphill battle. A look at the process, and some of the obstacles to getting sober: ___ — WITHDRAWAL: Once in withdrawal,...
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Emmert: Unionization “grossly inappropriate”

AP Photo/Eric Gay ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a “grossly inappropriate” way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools have been working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact...