California soaked but little drought help, damage

Manufacturing Assembly worker Terry Young, 24, of Rialto, Calif., uses a sheet of plastic to protect himself from a downpour Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, as he jumps a flooded parking lot from a wood pallet to get to a food truck during his break in Anaheim, Calif. The first wave of a...

Oscars animation affair a riot per John C. Reilly

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Leave it to John C. Reilly to turn a question and answer session with this year’s animated feature Oscar nominees into a gut-wrenching comedic affair. The funny actor, who voiced the title character in...

UPDATE: Oh, no! More snow!

The National Weather Service says a total of 2 to 5 inches of snow could fall on Hancock and most surrounding counties tonight and Sunday. The snow is expected to taper off early Sunday afternoon. For Findlay specifically, the weather service says 1 to 3 inches of snow is...

Pharrell, U2, Idina Menzel rock Oscar rehearsals

AP Photo/Bill Haber LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having the nation’s No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit “Happy” more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation for the Oscar telecast. He even...

GAO report: Too few pilots or too little pay?

In this Nov. 30, 2011 photo, two pilots from Cathay Pacific walk in the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. The U.S. airline industry will need to hire 1,900 to 4,500 new pilots annually over the next 10 years due to an expected surge in retirements of pilots reaching...

14-month sentence for man who stole from Pearl Jam

SEATTLE (AP) — A former financial officer of Pearl Jam’s management company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band. The Seattle Times reports ( http://is.gd/vpGb3n ) that Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff agreed...

Irving Has 1st Triple-double, Cavs Top Jazz 99-79

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 99-79 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The All-Star Game MVP was two rebounds shy of the mark going into the fourth...

At A Glance

c-Ceased operations NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Reading 4, South Carolina 0 Wheeling 6, Elmira 4 Gwinnett 4, Florida 2 Kalamazoo at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Greenville at Fort Wayne, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Evansville, 8:15 p.m....

At heart of Ukraine drama, a tale of two countries

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the afternoon, when the shift ends at the coal mine and the miners walk out into the cold and past the old concrete statue of Lenin, they often head to a tiny corner store a block away. There they’ll stand in the parking lot for a while,...

Crimean leader claims control, asks Putin for help

An unidentified armed man patrols in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Russian troops took control of the two main airports in the strategic peninsula of Crimea, Ukraine’s interior minister charged Friday, as the country asked the U.N....