Howard has 24 points, 23 rebounds in Hawks’ win over Rockets

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) dunks against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges) HOUSTON (AP) — Dwight Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in his first game...

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Friday, Feb. 03. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

Play of George Orwell's '1984' coming to Broadway this year

AP Photo/Uncredited NEW YORK (AP) — A new British stage adaptation of George Orwell’s chilling dystopic novel “1984” is coming to an America where issues of “newspeak” and surveillance are quite relevant. Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott...

Angelina Jolie takes on travel ban in New York Times op-ed

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that discriminating against refugees for their religion or country of origin “invites the very instability we seek to protect ourselves against.” She also says in a New York Times editorial Thursday that the U.S. decision to...

In shift, Trump warns Israel against new settlements

Israeli police evicts settlers from the West Bank settlement of Ofra, following the evacuation of Amona outpost, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. sraeli police removed the remaining Israeli protesters from the West Bank outpost of Amona, which forces are evacuating under court order. The...

Correction: Earns-Shiloh Industries Story

VALLEY CITY, Ohio (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about Shiloh Industries Inc.’s earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company is an automotive lighting company. Shiloh is an automotive lightweighting company. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Alaska rejects marijuana consumption at retail pot stores

AP Photo/Becky Bohrer JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana regulators in Alaska narrowly rejected a proposal Thursday that would have made the state the first in the nation to allow marijuana consumers to use the pot they buy at the retail stores selling it. In a 3-2 vote, the...

AP Source: Indians, Boone Logan Agree To 1-year Contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent left-hander Boone Logan and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract. Logan’s deal includes a 2018 club option, the person told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on...

Aaron Gordon headlines the field for All-Star dunk contest

Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon, right, dunks as Minnesota Timberwolves’ Shabazz Muhammad looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 111-105 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Aaron Gordon has...

Federal judges to hear arguments defending Trump travel ban

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal judges on opposite coasts are due Friday to hear legal arguments defending President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The ban is sure to reverberate through the...