Kyrie Irving: Reaction To World Is Flat Comment ‘hilarious’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is the point guard for the world champions. Whether that’s the round world or the flat world is not exactly clear. The Cleveland point guard made headlines in recent days when he questioned whether the Earth is round, first making the remarks...

Takes a village: ‘Greek Freak’ got many assists growing up

In this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, photo, graffiti by artist Same84 depicting Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetonkoumpo covers the basketball field in Athens, Greece, of Tritonas, the first team of Giannis Antetokounmpo. From a scrawny, literally hungry kid kicking a ball around...

Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

AP Photo/MARK LENNIHAN Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, who had diabetes...

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2016 file photo, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime...

Central Ohio Man Killed In Skiing Accident

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old central Ohio man has been killed in a skiing accident. The Mansfield News Journal reports that John Carney of Gahanna was pronounced dead from his injuries Friday at a hospital after being transported from the Snow Trails...

Evans Scores 17, No. 18 Cincinnati Beats Tulsa 80-60

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jacob Evans III scored 13 of his 17 points while Cincinnati took control in the first half, and the 18th-ranked Bearcats pulled away to an 80-60 victory over Tulsa on Saturday. Cincinnati (24-3, 13-1 American Athletic) has won 24 straight on its home court,...

Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Roughly...

Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

Medical staff carry a metallic bed which is used for transporting dead bodies out of the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Speculation that the estranged half brother of the North Korean leader was killed by two young...

After Oil Spill In Ohio, A Search For Salamanders

CINCINNATI (AP) — A beam of light illuminates the inside of a blue bucket. There are dozens of them— more than 50 for sure —buried in holes along the wetlands and streams in a corner of Oak Glen Nature Preserve in western Colerain Township. The buckets’ rims are flush with...

Ohio Police Wrangle Pigs, Other Animals From Home In City

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police had to become urban cowboys to wrangle pigs and other animals from a home in the city of Mansfield in northern Ohio. The Mansfield News Journal reports ( ) that officers were making a well-being check Friday on children in the home in response to a...