APNewsBreak: Thieves targeting California almonds, walnuts

AP Photo/Scott Smith FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say sophisticated criminal organizations are stealing more of California’s high-valued nut crops than ever before. The shipping alliance CargoNet reports that in 2015 nut thefts hit an all-time high in California...

‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah signed to Lucille Ball fest

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and comedians Lewis Black and Brian Regan will be the headliners at the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in August. The annual festival takes place in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown each year....

Prep sports roundup: Mathias, Blue Jackets shut down St. Wendelin

Austin Mathias pitched a complete-game shutout Wednesday, striking out eight and allowing just three hits, to lead New Riegel past St. Wendelin 15-0 Wednesday in a Sandusky River League baseball game. New Riegel (1-3, 1-0 SRL) had just five hits but drew 13 walks. Mathias had two...

Prep tennis: Redmen swept by Pirates

BLUFFTON — Fostoria High School’s boys tennis team won just four games on Wednesday as the Redmen fell to Bluffton 5-0 in a nonleague match. Fostoria’s Jarrett Lorenzen and Cruz Betancourt lost 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles to Levi Mikesell and Jaret Geiser. Noah...

Thursday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 7 1 .875 — New York 4 3 .571 2½ Boston 4 4 .500 3 Toronto 4 5 .444 3½ Tampa Bay 3 5 .375 4 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 6 2 .750 — Detroit 5 2 .714 ½ Kansas City 5 2 .714 ½ Cleveland 3 3...

Chimp flees Japan zoo, caught after falling from power pole

TOKYO (AP) — A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long. Chacha, the male chimp, was on the loose nearly two hours Thursday after it disappeared from the Yagiyama Zoological Park in...

US to keep 300 troops in Philippines through end of month

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So long, suckers! Inky the octopus makes an amazing escape

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move. He squeezed and pushed his way through a tiny gap in the mesh at the top of his tank and slithered 2 meters...

Agent Drew Rosenhaus To Johnny Manziel: Get Help

Johnny Manziel’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has told the troubled quarterback to seek help or he will no longer represent him. Rosenhaus has asked Manziel to seek treatment within five days, saying: “I hope he gets the help he needs, and if he does, then I will continue...

Final day for Fostoria Glass Pageant sign-up

The last day to sign up for the 24th annual Fostoria Glass Pageant is today by 5 p.m. Registration forms are available online at fostoriaohio.gov (click on Calendar of Events) or in the mayor’s office. Participants must be ages 4 to 18 and reside in the 44830 zip code. Age...