NFL Latest: Pryor’s first catch as receiver is leaping grab

The latest from NFL games on the 17th Sunday of the regular season (all times EST): 2:39 p.m. Terrelle Pryror’s first NFL catch as a wide receiver was an impressive one. The former Oakland quarterback, who changed positions to prolong his pro career, hauled in a 42-yard...

Browns not commenting on report of Manziel trip to Vegas

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s weekend itinerary remains a mystery. The Browns are not commenting on a report that their polarizing quarterback, who sustained a concussion last week in Kansas City, went to Las Vegas on Saturday as his teammates got ready for their...

Ohio Reports 240,000 Job Openings During Fall 30-day Period

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio saw more job openings during a 30-day period this fall that at any time since it began tracking those numbers in 2011. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) that statewide there were 240,000 job openings posted between mid-October and mid-November. Nearly...

Northbound I-75 Overnight Closures Set In Southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Department of Transportation officials are planning a series of overnight shutdowns of northbound Interstate 75 near Cincinnati this week and next. ODOT says the northbound lanes will be closed at 11 p.m. Tuesday to allow for bridge repairs with all lanes...

Afghan Attorneys Honing Legal Skills At University In Ohio

ADA, Ohio (AP) — When Habiburrahman Rahmani and Ali Shah Hasanzada return to Afghanistan after spending about 10 months at Ohio Northern University, they’ll bring a sharpened desire to spread democracy in their home country. The private university in a town with a...

Ohio Secretary Of State Votes To Let Similar Names On Ballot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s top election official has voted to allow a Republican township trustee to use a name on the ballot similar to his better-known brother in a bid to become a Hamilton County commissioner. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) Secretary of State Jon...

Key things to know about the militia standoff in Oregon

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Armed protesters are occupying a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and asking militia members around the country to join them. The protesters went to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday following a peaceful rally in support of two...

Title fight: Clemson’s O-line vs. Alabama’s defensive front

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final one – and perhaps biggest – will come in the national championship game against Alabama’s dominating defense. “We’ve always...

‘Deer Hunter,’ ‘Close Encounters’ cinematographer dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, best known for “The Deer Hunter” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” has died. His business partner Yuri Neyman confirmed that Zsigmond died on Friday in Big Sur, California. He...

Shiite cleric’s execution in Saudi exposes Mideast divisions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The execution of a Shiite cleric in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia has laid bare the divisions now gripping the Middle East, as protesters set fire Sunday to the kingdom’s embassy in Tehran and demonstrators took to the streets from Bahrain to Pakistan....