Worst fighting in east Ukraine since 2015; 33 dead this week

A woman speaks on her cell phone amonst the ruins of a building after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Heavy shelling hit both government- and rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as fighting continues Friday, and international monitors issued a...

The Latest: Louvre attacker near death; said to be Egyptian

Police officers patrol at the pyramid outside the Louvre museum in Paris,Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Paris police say a soldier has opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) PARIS (AP) — The...

Hold it or don’t flush: Super Bowl could harm sinkhole mess

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — A giant sinkhole in suburban Detroit is being threatened by the Super Bowl. Macomb County public works chief Candice Miller is worried that thousands of football fans will flush toilets at halftime Sunday night. She tells radio station WWJ that it could...

Appeals Court Sides With Ohio In Seizure Of Exotic Animals

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court in Ohio is siding with the state over its decision to seize six tigers and other exotic animals from a roadside sanctuary near Toledo. The state appeals court in Columbus says in a ruling issued a week ago that the Ohio Department of...

Murder Suspect Faces 2nd Trial Over Ohio Fire That Killed 3

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection is beginning for the new trial of an Ohio man accused of setting a fire that killed a 10-year-old and her grandparents on the day he was to face trial on allegations of sexually assaulting the girl. A mistrial was declared last September in...

Macy’s Shares Up After Being Halted Amid Takeover Rumor

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s shares are soaring in morning trading, after being temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange on a news report that Saks’ owner has approached the department store chain about a takeover. The article, posted on The Wall Street...

Meeting may move NHL closer to decision on 2018 Olympics

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2014 file photo, Canada forward John Tavares loses his footing against Norway defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen in the third period of a men’s ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Tavares says he and other players in...

US wrestlers in limbo after Iran bans them from tournament

FILE — In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), a long-range S-200 missile is fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf, Iran. By putting Iran “on...

Trump moves to scale back financial regulations

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after his signing the order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The executive order that will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which...

$4.2 billion Rover pipeline wins federal approval; will cross area

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of the $4.2 billion Rover natural gas pipeline project, which will pass through Seneca, Hancock, Wood and Henry counties. In 2015, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners submitted a request for approval of the...