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Clippers stage silent protest to owner

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, answers questions during a pregame news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Los...
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Observers held in Ukraine speak under armed guard

John Christensen, right, a senior Sgt. in the Danish army and his colleague, both members of a group of foreign military observers are escorted by a pro-Russian militant to attend a press conference in the city hall of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 27, 2014. As...

National Great Lakes Museum Opens In Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A national museum detailing the story of the Great Lakes has opened to the public in northwestern Ohio. WTOL-TV ( ) in Toledo reports that the new National Museum of the Great Lakes opened to visitors for the first time Saturday. The museum offers information...
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Rangers push Flyers to brink of elimination

New York Rangers’ Dominic Moore, top, jumps into teammate Brian Boyle’s arms to celebrate his goal during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth...

US House Speaker Faces Competition In Ohio Primary

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s (BAY’-nerz) primary races are often about as challenging as a tap-in putt. However, the Ohio Republican and avid golfer faces stepped-up competition back home this time. With three GOP opponents and some...

Coalition: Progress In Ottawa River Water Quality

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An official with the Ottawa River Coalition says water quality of the river in northwestern Ohio has improved but more needs to be done. The Lima News reports ( ) that coalition Coordinator Beth Seibert told Allen County and Lima public officials recently that...

Cleveland Developing Registry Of LGBT Businesses

CLEVELAND (AP) — A registry of businesses owned by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities is being developed in time for the 2014 Gay Games scheduled for the Cleveland area in August. Cleveland’s Office of Equal Opportunity is developing the...

Paroled ‘Sopranos’ actor discusses drug addiction

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Sopranos” actor Lillo Brancato Jr. (LEE’-loh bran-KAH’-toh) says after spending about eight years in prison in New York, he’s trying to help young people avoid making the mistakes he did. Brancato was interviewed...

Columbus Zoo To Open New Africa Exhibit In May

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says its $30 million, 43-acre “Heart of Africa” exhibit will open to guests on May 22. The zoo says the long-awaited opening of its newest section will give visitors the feel of an African adventure as they encounter more than 130...

Magic: Sterling ‘shouldn’t own a team anymore’

Magic Johnson wants NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to “come down hard” on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling allegedly made racially charged comments and urged a girlfriend to not bring black people to his team’s games. The comments that appear...