The Latest: Trump blasts ruling that put travel ban on hold

President Donald Trump stands on stage with singer Lee Greenwood as Greenwood sings “God Bless the USA” at a rally Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) The Latest on legal challenges to the Trump administration’s revised travel...

Oklahoma Senate punishes senator found with teen in motel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish a state senator who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room. Police officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are still investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last week...

Alabama looks to become symbolic 'right to life' state

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — There’s no sign of U.S. abortion law changing anytime soon, but Alabama wants to be ready if it ever does. A proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature would declare Alabama a “right to life” state by amending the state...

Colombian rocker Juanes writes 1st English song

AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin NEW YORK (AP) — With the help of hitmaking songwriter-producer PooBear, Colombian rock star Juanes wrote “Goodbye For Now,” his first song in English. The song is part of his anticipated visual album, “Mis planes son...

'La La Land,' 'Beauty' herald more Days of Sun for musicals

So, perhaps you’ve heard: “La La Land” didn’t win best picture at the Oscars. But if every cloud has a silver lining, this one might be called golden: The Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical, which did win six Oscars, has been racking up box office numbers...

'Matrix' reboot? Some say studio should choose another pill

AP Photo/KOJI SASAHARA NEW YORK (AP) — A reboot of “The Matrix” is said to be the works, but many fans would rather see Warner Bros. choose a different pill. The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday reported that Warner Bros. is developing a relaunch of the 1999 film,...

University Increases Police Presence For Green Beer Day

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio is offering alternative activities and increasing police patrols in preparation for a decades-old tradition of celebrating with green-dyed beer on the Thursday before spring break. Green Beer Day at Miami University in Oxford begins this...

Legislator Missing Ohio House Business After Arrest

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker accused of impaired driving and mishandling a gun in southwestern Ohio says he will miss legislative business in Columbus this week. Third-term Republican Rep. Wes Retherford, of Hamilton, was arrested early Sunday after a caller reported...

BVH again named as one of nation’s top 100 hospitals

Blanchard Valley Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business. This is the fifth time the hospital has been recognized with this honor. Truven Health Analytics identified the 100 top U.S....

Agencies to take comments on plan for Minnesota wilderness

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The future of copper-nickel mining near a pristine Minnesota wilderness area will be up for discussion this week. Both sides of the mining debate will gather Thursday for a forum organized by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The...