Egypt Frees Egyptian-American Sentenced To Life In Prison

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities freed an Egyptian-American on Saturday who was sentenced to life in prison and had been on hunger strike for over a year, forcing him to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition of his release. Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent...

Columbus Police Plan Annual Summer Ramp-up Of Officers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police are launching their annual summer safety ramp-up, with more officers on the street and more of them interacting with community members. The program, with a budget of about $750,000, is aimed at stopping violent crime, gun crime and gang...

Ohio Wetlands Project Aims To Help Lake Erie Beach

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A wetland-restoration project alongside a state park next to Lake Erie is beginning to cut down on the pollutants that have closed the park’s beaches in past summers. Researchers say preliminary tests show the new wetlands have stopped most of the...

Mother Goose In Ohio Gets Second Chance At Motherhood

CASTALIA, Ohio (AP) — A mother goose that was badly burned by a fire outside an Ohio government building has been given a second chance at motherhood. The News-Herald of Port Clinton ( ) reports that the Canada goose has adopted seven orphaned goslings in the past few days at a...

Egypt Frees US-Egyptian National Sentenced To Life In Prison

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities freed a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on Saturday who had been on hunger strike for over a year and was sentenced to life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading “false news.” Mohammed Soltan, the son of...

Walker, Smith Lead Mariners To 2-1 Win Over Indians

SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker allowed two hits over eight strong innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Friday night. Walker (2-5) got his first win since April 27 with one of the best starts of the 22-year-old’s...

Sharpton Tells Cleveland To Stay Peaceful, Keep Fighting

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed Cleveland church that they must stay peaceful as they continue their fight for justice in the wake of police shootings. Sharpton’s appearance Friday night at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church comes almost a week...

Kerian, Duchene Lead Illinois Over Ohio 10-3 In NCAA Tourney

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — David Kerian hit a three-run homer and Kevin Duchene pitched his first complete game of the season to lead Illinois past Ohio 10-3 in the first round of the Champaign Regional on Friday night. Illinois (48-8) will face Notre Dame on Saturday night, while...

Frontier League

___ Normal 8, Florence 3 Frontier 5, Lake Erie 3 River City 14, Schaumburg 8 Evansville 7, Windy City 0 Southern Illinois 3, Joliet 2 Washington 7, Gateway 4 Traverse City at Rockford, 8:05 p.m. Normal at Florence, 6:05 p.m. River City at Schaumburg, 7 p.m. Evansville at Windy...

Frontier League

___ Normal 8, Florence 3 Frontier 5, Lake Erie 3 River City 14, Schaumburg 8 Evansville 7, Windy City 0 Southern Illinois 3, Joliet 2 Washington 7, Gateway 4 Traverse City at Rockford, 8:05 p.m. Normal at Florence, 6:05 p.m. River City at Schaumburg, 7 p.m. Evansville at Windy...