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Jason Collins set for home debut with Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Collins reacts from the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Collins reacts from the bench in the second half of an NBA...
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Henley wins playoff at Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches after hitting on the eighth hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches after hitting on the...

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. The Boy Scouts organization is “disappointed” by the decision, which will affect the...
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Noah leads Bulls to easy 109-90 win against Knicks

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left,shoots over New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Chicago. The Bulls won the game 109-90. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes) Chicago Bulls center Joakim...

Relentless Winter Delays Ohio’s Maple Syrup Season

CLEVELAND (AP) — The unrelenting winter is turning out to be particularly bitter for Ohio’s maple syrup producers. Syrup season in the state typically begins by mid-February, but many producers still haven’t tapped their trees. The Plain Dealer reports...

Skier Safe After Spending Night In Wilderness

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who skied out of bounds at Durango Mountain Resort has been found safe after he spent the night in remote wilderness during a major snowstorm. Dan Bender, a spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, tells The Durango...

Homes Sought For Cats Of Ohio Woman Killed By Dogs

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Many of the cats cared for by an Ohio woman who police say was fatally mauled by two dogs have been put up for adoption at an animal shelter. The Animal Resource Center in Dayton said it is waiving adoption fees for the cats that Kalona Richey was caring for...
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Woods withdraws in final round of Honda Classic

Tiger Woods watches as Luke Guthrie hits on the first hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Tiger Woods watches as Luke Guthrie hits on the first hole during the final round...
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US prepares tough response for Russia over Ukraine

People shout slogans and gesture, during a rally in Kiev’s Independence Square, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Ukraine’s new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military Sunday in the conflict between the two countries, warning that...
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Evacuation orders lifted after California storm

Big surf pounds the pier at Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the aftermath of a powerful Pacific storm. Showers from residual moisture fell in the region, but forecasters said a developing ridge of high pressure would bring a period of dry weather. (AP...