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Vanessa Williams eyes Broadway’s ‘After Midnight’

AP Photo/Amanda Schwab NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Williams wants to stay up after midnight. The actress, singer and former Miss America watched the matinee performance of “After Midnight” on Wednesday and then broke it to the cast backstage that she has signed up...
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A look at Ukraine’s dead and wounded

An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Thousands of angry anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence following new...
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Pa. couple sent to prison for 2nd prayer death

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A couple who believed in faith-healing were sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison in the death of a second child who never saw a doctor despite being stricken with pneumonia. Herbert and Catherine Schaible defied a...

Taliban say they held indirect talks with US

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured nearly five years ago, a senior Taliban official told The Associated...
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Canada’s John Tavares out for rest of Olympics

AP Photo/Nathan Denette SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Canada forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics with a leg injury. Tavares was injured in a big hit along the boards by Latvia’s Arturs Kulda in the second period of Canada’s 2-1 victory Wednesday...
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Governor: Colorado pot market exceeds tax hopes

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from...
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2 US security officers found dead in Seychelles

FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2009 file photo, crew members work aboard the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama after the ship docked in the harbour of Mombasa, in Kenya. Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 that two American security...

Moderate flooding possible for Blanchard River on Friday

Rain Thursday could cause the Blanchard River to rise to moderate flood stage at Findlay on Friday, the National Weather Service says. The weather service’s latest estimate shows a possible Findlay crest of 12.1 feet on Friday night, which would put the river just above moderate...

UPDATE: Flood watch issued for northwestern Ohio

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all of northwestern Ohio from Thursday morning through Friday morning. The recent snow melt, combined with heavy rain expected Thursday, could lead to flooding in low-lying areas and other places where flooding occurs...

Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama says “there will be consequences” for violence in Ukraine if people step over the line. He says that includes making sure that the military doesn’t step into a situation that civilians should resolve. Obama...