Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. “Stand up,” Mora recalls the image of the pope...

Man detained after threats at LA Times building

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said. A psychologist requested a 72-hour hold for the 28-year-old...
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Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson (1) is defended by Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Indiana Pacers’ Lance...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ New York 2, Philadelphia 1 Philadelphia 0, Houston 0, tie New England at Chicago, 4 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7 p.m. D.C. United at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m....

Search For 2 Missing Lake Erie Boaters Delayed

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources plans to try again Sunday. Spokesman Matt...

Cubs Hit 3 HRs, Break Loose To Beat Reds 8-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs broke out of a weeklong offensive funk and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 Saturday. Since scoring four times last Sunday in St. Louis, the Cubs had managed just...

Cubs 8, Reds 4

E_Mesoraco (1), Olt (2). DP_Cincinnati 2, Chicago 1. LOB_Cincinnati 8, Chicago 6. 2B_Mesoraco 2 (5). HR_Olt (3), Castillo (3), Barney (1). SB_B.Hamilton (6), Bonifacio (8). CS_S.Castro (1). Umpires_Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Cory Blaser; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Doug Eddings....

Birdwatcher Tracks Species Along NE Ohio Trail

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — It is not much of an exaggeration to say that Douglas W. Vogus knows almost every colorful bird along the Towpath Trail. He has seen such species as blue-headed vireos, golden-crowned kinglets, black-and-white warblers, red-shouldered hawks and yellow-bellied...

Prep Track: Simmons leads Van Buren boys to title

FOSTORIA — Van Buren’s Ted Simmons was a triple winner Saturday as he led the Black Knights’ boys track and field team to the St. Wendelin Invitational championship at Fostoria’s Memorial Stadium. A fourth-place finish in the final event, the 1,600 relay,...

UF Roundup: Welch hammers another record

COLUMBUS — The University of Findlay’s Justin Welch was fourth in the hammer throw to lead area athletes at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Classic on Saturday. Welch uncorked a throw of 233-7 for his fourth-place finish. He was beaten only by Kent State...