McIlroy feeling better and takes 2-shot lead in Mexico

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 16th hole in round one of the Mexico Championship at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Thursday, March 2, 2017. All but one of the world’s top 50 golfers are contesting the World Golf Championship PGA event, which this...

US Rig Count Increases 2 This Week To 756; Texas Up 6

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 756. A year ago, 489 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 609 rigs sought oil and 146 explored for natural gas this...

Fatal Overdoses Double In Cuyahoga County Compared With 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — A medical examiner says Cuyahoga County saw the number of fatal overdoses from heroin and fentanyl double during the first two months of this year compared with same period in 2016. Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson said Friday there have been at least 109 fatal...

Nebraska prison scrutinized after 2nd deadly riot in 2 years

AP Photo/Nati Harnik LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two years after a deadly riot led to promises to fix long-standing problems at a Nebraska prison, officials were struggling Friday to respond to criticism after inmates again seized control of a cellblock in an uprising that left...

US snuffs pot fans' plans to party on Indian land near Vegas

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden took a hard line in a letter to...

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was hacked last year....

FDA approves first drug to limit frequent waking to urinate

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to reduce nighttime trips to the bathroom. The treatment is a nasal spray intended for adults who wake up at least twice at night to urinate. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday the spray – called Noctiva – is not...

Miriam Colon, iconic US Latina movie, theater actress, dies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Miriam Colon, an icon in U.S. Latino theater who starred in films alongside Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, has died. Her husband, Fred Valle, told The Associated Press that Colon died early Friday because of complications from a pulmonary infection....

Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect

FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in Greenbelt, Md. Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee any federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election won’t...

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

Vice President Mike Pence pauses while speaking before administering the oath of office to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, left, Thursday, March 2, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) INDIANAPOLIS (AP)...