Johnson lifts Auburn past Memphis 31-10 in Birmingham Bowl

AP Photo/Butch Dill BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jeremy Johnson came off the bench to run and pass for a touchdown, lifting Auburn to a 31-10 victory over Memphis Wednesday in the Birmingham Bowl. Johnson sparked a sputtering offense that suddenly scored three touchdowns in a...

Tonya Pinkins quits NYC play, saying her role ‘neutered’

NEW YORK (AP) — Bertolt Brecht’s epic play “Mother Courage and Her Children” may be about the horrors of war, but a new off-Broadway production is revealing real conflict offstage, too. Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins said she will abruptly leave...

Ohio Man Arrested On Charges He Shot 2-year-old Boy In Head

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been arrested on charges he fired shots at a car, hitting a 2-year-old boy in the head with a bullet. Montgomery County authorities say 20-year-old Nickolai (NIHK’-oh-leye) Gray was jailed Tuesday on six charges, including four counts of...

Anti-abortion Bills, Medical Pot On Ohio Lawmakers’ Agenda

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With a two-year state budget behind them, Ohio lawmakers are expected to take up other hefty policy debates in the new year. The General Assembly plans to return to the Statehouse in mid- to late January for the last half of its legislative session. Topics...

Warriors’ Curry to miss game in Dallas with leg bruise

DALLAS (AP) — Golden State star Stephen Curry has a bruised lower left leg that sidelined him for Wednesday night’s game at Dallas, and could keep him out for the second day of a back-to-back in Houston. As for whether interim coach Luke Walton is relieved that an MRI...

Ohio Man Arrested After 2-year-old Boy Is Shot In Head

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old southwest Ohio man has been arrested on charges in the shooting of a 2-year-old boy in the head. Montgomery County authorities say Nickolai (NIK’-oh-leye) Gray was jailed Tuesday on six charges, including four counts of felonious assault....

Manning returns to practice, but Osweiler still the starter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning will be back in uniform Sunday but not as Denver’s starting quarterback. Manning will serve as Brock Osweiler’s backup when the Broncos (11-4) play San Diego (4-11) with a fifth consecutive AFC West title and fourth...

Dolphins’ Grimes neutral on wife’s criticism of Tannehill

AP Photo/Joe Skipper DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes took a neutral stance Wednesday regarding his wife’s recent scathing critique of quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Twitter. Tannehill said Grimes apologized to him. But when Grimes spoke with...

Delivery and ride-hailing app company Sidecar s

NEW YORK (AP) — Delivery and ride-hailing pioneer Sidecar, which struggled to compete with bigger rivals Uber and Lyft, says it will stop offering services. In a message posted to Medium, co-founders Sunil Paul and Jahan Khanna said Sidecar’s rides and deliveries will...

Security gets boost for New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials are urging New Year’s Eve revelers in Las Vegas to leave bags, backpacks and strollers at home as police ready for hundreds of thousands of partiers to flood the casino-filled corridor on Thursday. It’s not a...