California Man Charged In Ohio With Meth Trafficking

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a California man accused of bringing more than 10,000 doses of methamphetamine into the Cleveland area has been charged with trafficking in the drug. A prosecutor says a federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a two-count indictment...

Governor’s adoption of Veto the dog violated shelter rules

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman is angry that an animal shelter broke its own rules by letting Republican Gov. Paul LePage adopt a dog a day before it was supposed to become available. Donna Kincer from the Greater Androscoggin Human Society acknowledges breaking the...

Convicted child molester Sandusky gets May 20 hearing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is getting a hearing in two weeks when his lawyers will be allowed to try to up end the prosecution of the former Penn State assistant coach. Judge John Cleland on Thursday scheduled a May 20 hearing, when...

Frank Vogel out in Indiana after 5-plus seasons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Vogel will not return as Indiana Pacers coach next season. Pacers President Larry Bird said Thursday that the team will not renew Vogel’s contract for next season, cutting ties with a respected name in the coaching ranks. Bird said he...

Ex-cop Pleads Guilty In Scheme To Steal Up To $250K

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime Ohio policeman accused of conspiring with another officer to falsely obtain search warrants and keep up to $250,000 in cash and property seized in drug investigations has pleaded guilty to federal charges under an agreement with prosecutors....

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn’s hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City’s commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months or see extremely limited service for three...

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

AP Photo/Nati Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015,...

Bitcoin’s self-proclaimed founder backtracks

NEW YORK (AP) — Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin’s founder, is backtracking. He wrote in a blog post that he does not “have the courage” to publish additional proof, as promised, that he is the elusive...

Channing Tatum is bringing his ‘Magic Mike’ act to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Channing Tatum is bringing his “Magic Mike” act to Las Vegas. The 36-year-old actor has announced that he’s directing “Magic Mike Live Las Vegas.” It’s billed as a live male strip revue based on the movie “Magic...

New York home to idiosyncratic works from actor-playwrights

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been an exciting season for theater in New York, with some solid revivals, thoughtful new plays and lively comedies. And then there’s the show where a guy’s ax gets stuck in an invisible tree. That’s a moment in the lovely show...