Mom Isn’t Dropping Guilty Plea In Death Of Boy Found In Bag

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek is no longer trying to withdraw her guilty plea. Dainesha Stevens pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter and evidence-tampering in her son’s 2014...

No more Clemsoning: Tigers headed to national title game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — So much for Clemsoning. The Tigers are headed to the national championship game. Deshaun Watson turned in another stellar two-way performance, running for one touchdown, passing for another and accounting for 332 yards to lead top-ranked Clemson...

THE LATEST: Cotton Bowl winner takes on Clemson

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The latest developments from the College Football Playoff national semifinal game between Alabama and Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl (all times local): 7:12 p.m. Next for the winner of the Cotton Bowl will be a Jan. 11 matchup against Clemson in...

Molded Fiber Glass Expanding, Adding Jobs In Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Molded Fiber Glass is expanding in Aberdeen and will add up to 100 jobs next year. General Manager David Giovannini tells the American News ( ) that the business is adding 5 percent more floor space to its facility that makes wind turbine blades, and will...

NY ex-con charged with planning New Year’s Eve bar attack

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An ex-con seeking to prove he was worthy of joining the Islamic State group planned to carry out a New Year’s Eve attack at an upstate New York bar using a machete and knives provided by an FBI informant, federal authorities announced Thursday....

TCU’s Boykin charged with assaulting officer, suspended

AP Photo/Eric Gay SAN ANTONIO (AP) — TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony assault of a police officer after fans at a bar were allegedly heckling the one-time Heisman Trophy contender. He was swiftly suspended for the Alamo Bowl...

AP EXPLAINS: How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The Saudis are tightening their belts this year which can mean only one thing: you’re saving a bucket load on gasoline. Massive stockpiles of crude globally have turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. High five your local gas pump, buckle...

The Latest: Vegas readies for star-studded New Year’s Eve

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest from New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:05 a.m. A-list performers on New Year’s Eve are expected to shine as bright as the eight-minute firework spectacle shot from several towering Las Vegas Strip rooftops. Bruno Mars...

Cameras allow New Year’s views all over world

NEW YORK (AP) — If you aren’t looking for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve or forced small talk between television hosts, an online service is offering a way to experience the beginning of 2016 as it happens all over the world. New Year’s Eve is usually the...

THE LATEST: Clemson leads Oklahoma 30-17 after 3 at Orange

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The latest developments from the College Football Playoff national semifinal game between Clemson and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl (all times local): 7:10 p.m. There’s one quarter left in the Orange Bowl, with Clemson leading Oklahoma 30-17...