Gaping hole in spillway for tallest US dam keeps growing

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A gaping hole in the spillway for the tallest dam in the United States has grown and California authorities said they expect it will continue eroding as water washes over it but the Oroville Dam and the public are safe....

Researchers: Warm Pacific water led to vast seabird die-off

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that...

Stock regulator: China plans to 'capture' suspects abroad

BEIJING (AP) — China’s stock regulator says in comments reported by multiple news outlets that Beijing plans to have people abroad who are accused of financial market misconduct “captured and returned.” The reports Friday follow the disappearance of a...

Reckitt Benckiser to acquire Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion

LONDON (AP) — British household products company Reckitt Benckiser is acquiring U.S. baby formula maker Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion in a move that will help the company grow in China. Reckitt Benckiser, which makes products ranging from condoms to Lysol, offered $90 for...

Court Filing: Ohio Asked 7 States In Vain For Lethal Drug

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio asked seven other states for a lethal injection drug in an unsuccessful attempt to continue putting inmates to death, according to a court filing. The prisons agency also tried in vain to obtain the active ingredient in the drug, pentobarbital, in hopes...

Woods pulls out of next 2 tournaments with back issues

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods is pulling out of his next two tournaments because of ongoing back problems. Woods said on his website Friday that his doctors have advised him not to play so he can continue treatment on his back. He withdrew after a 77 in the first...

Hunters Take More Than 182,000 Deer In 2016-2017 Ohio Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hunters took more than 182,000 deer throughout the 2016-2017 hunting season in Ohio. The state’s Department of Natural Resources says the total number of deer checked was less than the more than 188,000 deer checked in the 2015-2016 season. The...

Amid Opiod Crisis, Ohio Panel Studies Drug Education Efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio panel created to study how students are educated about the dangers of drug use amid the growing opiod epidemic is ready to share its recommendations. State legislative leaders and the attorney general announced the committee last August, saying that...

Ohio Victims’ Rights Amendment Gets A Step Closer To Ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed amendment to Ohio’s constitution that would give crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused is a step closer to appearing on the ballot. The Ohio Ballot Board has certified the proposal as a single ballot issue. Now...

AP source: Joshua Kushner may buy Miami Marlins

FILE – In this May 31, 2016, file photo, Miami Marlins owner and CEO Jeffrey Loria walks through the dugout after a baseball game between the Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates, in Miami. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations says Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey...