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Jason Collins set to meet Shepard’s parents

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins rests in a courtside seat after warming for the Nets’ NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins rests in a courtside seat after...
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James scores 31 in a mask, Heat roll Knicks 108-82

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) adjusts his mask during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Miami, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) adjusts his mask during the first half of an...
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Arkansas beats No. 17 Kentucky 71-67 in OT

Arkansas’ Rashad Madden looks for an open teammate as Kentucky’s Alex Poythress (22) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp) Arkansas’ Rashad Madden looks for an open...

Married man becomes Maronite Catholic priest in US

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The new priest at St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral in St. Louis is a married man. Wissam Akiki was ordained Thursday night in the church that sits near downtown St. Louis. Several hundred people — including Akiki’s wife and 8-year-old...

Penn St Holds Off No. 22 Ohio St 65-63 For Sweep

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — D.J. Newbill scored 23 points, Tim Frazier added 16 and Penn State held off a late rally by No. 22 Ohio State for a 65-63 victory Thursday on Senior Night. The Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten) had a chance to win at the end. Coming out of a timeout with 6.8...

Henrique Scores Twice, Devils Beat Columbus 5-2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Henrique scored twice, Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career and the New Jersey Devils had a rare goal-scoring binge in defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Thursday night. Ryane Clowe also scored and the special teams tallied twice on...
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Report: Armed men take airport in Ukraine’s Crimea

Anti-Yanukovych protester sit on top of an army armored vehicle drive past a barricade along a street in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Ukraine put its police on high alert after dozens of armed pro-Russia men stormed and seized local government buildings in...

Oscars to stream live online for first time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and ABC announced Thursday that Sunday’s telecast will be available online and...

Thursday’s Scores

Cols. Upper Arlington 45, Cols. Watterson 31 Notre Dame Academy 60, Sylvania Northview 35 Beverly Ft. Frye 55, St. Clairsville 32 Waterford 44, S. Webster 42

Noah’s Ark Project Spurred By Evolution Debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The founder of a Bible-themed museum who recently debated evolution with TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye says the widely watched event helped to boost enthusiasm among followers who invested in a project to build a 510-foot Noah’s Ark....