Maine governor: Workers from India hardest to understand

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says it’s hard to understand workers “from Bulgaria” and workers from India are “the worst ones.” Gov. Paul LePage said Saturday that foreign workers are being used in restaurants after he...

Kamara, Crew Beat 10-man Dynamo 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kei Kamara scored on a penalty kick in the 21st minute and the Columbus Crew beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday night. Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric was sent off in the 18th minute for denying an obvious scoring opportunity. He dove and tripped...

AHL Playoff Glance

Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Providence 2, OT Thursday, April 21: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Providence 3 Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26:...

Q&A: A look at nonverbal autism, facilitated communication

AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman Benjamin Alexander, the first student with nonverbal autism to attend Tulane University in New Orleans, is an English major and a writer who’s had essays published locally. He uses a form of facilitated communication, or supported typing, and hopes...

‘Saturday Night Live’ devotes entire show to Prince tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is airing a special tribute show titled “Goodnight Sweet Prince.” SNL alum Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show” is host of Saturday’s episode, which features clips of Prince performing...

Saupold, Parnell Pitch Triple-A Toledo To No-hitter

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Warwick Saupold dominated through five innings, Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect ninth and the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens got their first nine-inning no-hitter since 1994 with a 5-0 victory over the Charlotte Knights on Saturday. Jose Lima had the last no-hitter...

‘I am here’ – Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice

AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Benjamin Alexander cannot speak, but he is determined to be heard. He cannot type without a hand to support his, and yet he writes and writes, his inner voice shouting out his thoughts. He returns repeatedly to the...

Michelle Obama urges grads to vote to protect civil rights

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi on Saturday that “the power of voting is real and lasting” and they need to cast ballots to protect civil-rights advances...

Rural Ohio community rattled by killings of 8 family members

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Residents of the rural southern Ohio community of Piketon are rattled by a rare major crime that took the lives of eight members of a tight-knit family known in the area as hard workers. Authorities were still trying Saturday to find out who targeted...

Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon...