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UPDATED: Fire damages downtown church

The Findlay Fire Department responded to a fire in the sanctuary at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., at about 9 a.m. today. The fire appears to have started in the ceiling of the sanctuary, said Pastor Gregory Creech. Creech said there was also...
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From Muppets to puppies, Super Bowl ads get cute

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — Call it Cute Bowl. Adorable is the name of the game this year as Super Bowl advertisers try to grab your attention. That means lots of “cute” story lines, including a family that’s expecting a new baby and a horse that forms a...

As world ages, immigration seen as big boost to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are among the least likely to be concerned about retirement security, or to view the growing number of older people as a major concern, a new global study finds. The analysis of surveys across 21 nations by the Pew Research Center describes...
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Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

AP Photo/David J. Phillip When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping. Jacques Rogge, then head of the International Olympic Committee, was so unhappy about a string of doping positives in Russian cross-country skiing...
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Bruno Mars to talk about Super Bowl halftime show

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — Before Bruno Mars performs in front of the biggest audience of his career at the Super Bowl, he’s expected to talk about it in front of a much smaller crowd Thursday. The pop crooner is due to appear at the Rose Theater in the Time...

Philomena Lee, US lawmaker push adoption rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philomena Lee wistfully described her search for her son 50 years after his adoption, a quest captured in an Oscar-nominated film. Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Lee’s experience was an argument for adoption rights and an incentive...

Russia: 2 suspects arrested in suicide bombing

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s counterterrorism agency on Thursday identified the two suicide bombers who struck the southern city of Volgograd and announced the arrest of two suspected accomplices. The bombings of a train station and trolley bus in Volgograd in late...
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Where’s my car? Storm clean up underway in Atlanta

Richard Uzoma returns to his car after he lost control and abandoned it overnight along with other vehicles which couldn’t traverse the ice build up on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Norcross, Ga. Uzoma said it took him 12 hours to travel 10 miles...

UPDATED: Fire department responds to alarm at downtown church

The Findlay Fire Department responded to a fire in the sanctuary at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., at about 9 a.m. today. An email sent to church members says the fire was electrical in nature and was detected in the ceiling of the sanctuary. One...
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GO FIGURE: Top defenses have best Super Bowls

AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson WASHINGTON (AP) — In big money Super Bowls it pays far more to be stingy. Statistical history favors the tightest defenses in the Super Bowl over the most prolific offenses, something that might hearten Seattle Seahawks fans. In the 48 year history...