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Editorial: Saving South Sudan from chaos

SOUTH SUDAN, a new nation midwifed into being by the United States out of the ashes of war, is sinking into a mire of senseless violence and chaos. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are wrecking their country in a conflict that has lasted more than 100 days and...

Browns Confident They’ll Keep Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Mack is still floating in free-agency limbo, but the Browns remain confident the Pro Bowl center will land back with them. Mack visited last weekend with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract and don’t have imminent plans to...

Helicopter crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a medical helicopter has crashed near the landing pad atop University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. It’s not immediately clear whether there are any injuries, and it’s unknown what may have caused the crash...

APNewsBreak: Death Penalty Restriction Recommended

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The final report by a committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law makes 56 recommendations to update the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges, according to a copy of the report....

Shaky Defense, No Offense Hurt Padres In 2-0 Loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitching for the San Diego Padres isn’t easy these days. Eric Stults made that painful discovery in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. Stults’ only major mistake came on Jason Kipnis’ two-run homer in...

Browns Remain Optimistic About Pro Bowl C Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t concerned about Pro Bowl center Alex Mack missing the team’s offseason program as he tests free agency. Mack recently visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract. The Browns would have...
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California man confesses to 40 killings

This undated photo provided by the Tulare County, Calif., District Attorney shows Jose Manuel Martinez. Prosecutors are calling this Central California man a contract killer and have charged him with murdering nine people in three counties. Tulare County Assistant District...

Reds Beat Cardinals 4-0, Avoid Sweep

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Leake (1-1)...
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Editorial: Unanswered questions surround a police-involved shooting in Prince George’s

IN BROAD daylight Saturday, two Prince George’s police officers opened fire in a residential neighborhood at a car containing a pair of unarmed burglary suspects. The suspects were allegedly trying to evade arrest on a leafy suburban street in Clinton, just southeast of the...

Rapper Big Sean ends engagement to Naya Rivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera are no longer engaged. A spokeswoman for the rapper announced Wednesday that he has canceled plans to marry the “Glee” star. Publicist Tracy Nguyen said Sean hopes the two can continue to work through...