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Hawks take series lead with 107-97 win at Indiana

Atlanta Hawks’ Shelvin Mack (8) puts up a shot against Indiana Pacers’ George Hill (3) during the first half in Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 28, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Atlanta Hawks’ Shelvin...

Eastern League

___ Reading at Portland, 6 p.m. Binghamton at Akron, 6:35 p.m. Altoona at Erie, ppd., rain Bowie at Richmond, 6:35 p.m. Trenton at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m. New Britain at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Bowie at Richmond, 10:35 a.m. Reading at Portland, 6 p.m. Altoona at Erie, 6:35 p.m....

Republican Challenging Boehner Loses Job Over Ad

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio Republican challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) in the primary election has lost a part-time teaching job at a Baptist college over an online political ad he sponsored. The video posted on YouTube parodied a commercial about...

BC-BBN–Cubs-Reds,Rain DelayAdvisory, BBN

EDITORS: The start of the Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds game is being delayed by rain. AP Sports

Female Giraffe Born At Cincinnati Zoo, Needs Name

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden says its new baby giraffe is a girl. The zoo says 7-year-old mother Tessa gave birth to her calf Monday morning. The event was featured live on Twitter. Mother and daughter will be visible through the viewing glass at...

Ohio To Increase Lethal Injection Drug Dosages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio said Monday it’s boosting the dosages of its lethal injection drugs even as it stands by the January execution of an inmate who made unusual snorting and gasping sounds that led to a civil rights lawsuit by his family and calls for a moratorium....

Lawsuit: Unusual Approach Against Gay Marriage Ban

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Some clergy members are filing a novel lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violates their religious freedom. The clergy members say they would like to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in their...

Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Ferguson says he is stepping down as host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” this year. CBS says Ferguson made the announcement to his studio audience Monday. It’s the second late-night retirement for CBS, with David...

Pfizer still pursuing AstraZeneca after 2nd rebuff

LONDON (AP) — Pfizer Inc. was turned down twice by fellow drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC, but the maker of Viagra and Lipitor said Monday that its proposed $100 billion acquisition makes sense for shareholders of both companies, and it’s considering its next steps. A...

Tressel Among 3 Finalists To Lead Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Jim Tressel is one of three finalists for the president’s job at Youngstown State University, where he coached before leading the football program at Ohio State University. Youngstown State trustees interviewed candidates over the weekend and...