Prosecutor: Despite video, officer’s shooting was tough case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Carolinas have charged at least five white officers recently with felonies after on-duty shootings of black men, but they’re finding that getting jurors to send them to prison can be a far more difficult challenge. Solicitor...

Ben Affleck to direct Batman film says Warner Bros. chief

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Affleck will direct a stand-alone “Batman” movie, says Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara. Affleck portrayed the caped crusader in this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and had been rumored to be the...

Collaborative institute aims to speed cancer drug creation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is...

Hardy, Trumbo homer to keep Orioles perfect, beat Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — After jumping all over Boston ace David Price in the series opener, the Baltimore Orioles had plenty left for an encore performance Tuesday night. J.J. Hardy had a pair of two-run home runs, Mark Trumbo added another and the Orioles pounded the Red Sox 9-5 to...

Northeast Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Firearm Sales

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge related to the sale of 300 guns, including 11 destined for Beirut, Lebanon. Forty-eight-year-old Timothy Cassinger, of Richfield Township, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Akron to a...

APNewsBreak: Ohio Shutting Down Prison Farms, To Sell Land

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is shutting down its prison farms in a move to raise millions of dollars to fund new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates through land sales. The state will continue farming this year but prepare to auction off livestock and stop farming...

Leonard scores 26, helps Spurs beat Thunder in OT, 102-98

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs had to rally to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime Tuesday night to finish 40-1 at home this season, matching an NBA record. The Boston Celtics had the same record in...

Truck Rear-ends Parked Cruiser; Ohio Trooper, Motorist Hurt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a commercial truck smashed into a cruiser parked at a crash scene in a right lane on Interstate 70, injuring an Ohio trooper and the driver he’d stopped to help. The patrol says the trooper and the motorist were in the...

The Latest: Navy secretary sells Marines on women in combat

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ talk with Marines on women in combat (all times local): 4 p.m. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is telling rank-and-file Marines to get used to having all combat positions open to women who qualify. The...

Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White...