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Johansson stepping down as Oxfam ambassador

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman Wednesday...

Two injured in accident

Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle accident on North Ridge Road in Liberty Township Wednesday evening. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported that Theresa Zickert, 22, of Findlay, was driving a Buick Regal north on Ridge Road at 6:35 p.m. when she attepted to stop for...
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Man’s murder, decapitation stymies Wyoming police

FILE – In this file photo from Jan. 12, 2014, a couple individuals spend some time, looking over the area in Badger Basin northwest of Powell, Wyo., where a body was discovered days earlier. Duck hunters found a man’s headless body Jan. 9 near the town of Powell. Park...
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Thunder erase early 18-point hole, top Heat 112-95

AP Photo/Alan Diaz MIAMI (AP) — Down by 18 points midway through the opening quarter, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder looked well on their way to witnessing a rout. That’s exactly what happened. And they enjoyed every moment. Durant remained sizzling with...
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Nielsen: 33.3 million watched State of the Union

AP Photo/Susan Walsh LOS ANGELES (AP) — The audience of 33.3 million people for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address fell just short of last year’s, ranking as his least-watched. Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address drew 33.5 million...

Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

DENVER (AP) — Using evidence obtained under the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program would violate a terror suspect’s constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the suspect argued Wednesday in a court document...
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Drainage slows on highway lake formed by avalanche

A Photo released Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014, by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is of a lone highway sign standing above the closed Richardson Highway, near Valdez, Alaska, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Two major avalanches and some smaller ones dumped...
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5 things Super Bowl teams might try to thwart cold

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — NFL players rely on all sorts of methods for dealing with the type of weather the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are expected to face in the Super Bowl. Even if there’s no snow or rain on Sunday, which is what the...

Police: Bieber to turn self in on charge in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — A police official says Justin Bieber is expected to turn himself in to face an assault charge in Toronto. The official said the charge has to do with an alleged assault on a limo driver in December. The official spoke Wednesday evening on condition of...

Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state...