Ohio Zoo’s Polar Bear Moves To Chicago To Find Romance

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo’s polar bear is off to Chicago to find love. The Toledo Zoo says its 21-year-old female bear named Nan has been moved to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago to see if she will breed with the zoo’s male bear. Nan moved into her new home this...

Phoenix faces Arizona law that bars sanctuary-city status

AP Photo/Astrid Galvan PHOENIX (AP) — As some cities reaffirm support for sanctuary policies that protect immigrants, Phoenix finds itself in an unusual position to push back against any immigration actions by the new White House. The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday will...

Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to power. Now, they expect the Justice Department...

Boeing vote tells next chapter in Southern unionization

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant are deciding Wednesday on whether they want to unionize, writing the next chapter in efforts to organize labor in large manufacturing plants across the South. If successful,...

James, Cavs Hold Off Wiggins, Wolves 116-108

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court. He spent the night backing that up against an emboldened Andrew...

Brock Lesnar tells UFC he is retired from competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has informed the mixed martial arts promotion that he is retired from competition. The UFC confirmed Lesnar’s decision Wednesday. The decision doesn’t affect Lesnar’s professional wrestling...

Ohio college student wins title as best grocery bagger

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 23-year-old University of Akron accounting student has been named the nation’s top grocery bagger after claiming the Ohio title two years in a row. The Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) Gazette (http://bit.ly/2lOUoJ0 ) reports Brady Long returns to...

Under Armour CEO responds to criticism of Trump praise

In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 photo, Under Armour founder Kevin Plank sits courtside during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Maryland and Michigan State, in College Park, Md. Plank, is responding to criticism he received after calling President Donald...

Half-ton concrete bird snatched from perch at chicken farm

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Where do you hide a 1,000-pound chicken? That’s what sheriff’s deputies in Alexander County, North Carolina, are trying to figure out as they search for the concrete statue that disappeared from a farm west of Taylorsville over the...

Ellis’ 3-pointers Help Michigan State Beat Ohio State 74-66

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Alvin Ellis scored 15 of his 18 points with a 3-point barrage in the first half and Michigan State went on to beat Ohio State 74-66 Tuesday night. Miles Bridges had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Nick Ward scored 15 for Michigan State (16-10, 8-5 Big...