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Owners meet, hope to move quickly on Sterling

FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is intent on moving...
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Posthumous Michael Jackson album due out May 13

FILE – Nov. 7, 2001 file photo, Michael Jackson waves to crowds gathered to see him at his first ever in-store appearance to celebrate his new album “Invincible” in New York’s Times Square.When Michael Jackson’s record label released his first...

Blue Jackets Aiming Higher After Playoff Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having taken some big steps by making the playoffs and then winning two games, the Columbus Blue Jackets are aiming higher. They want to contend for a Stanley Cup. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen and coach Todd Richards said Thursday they believe that to...

Brewers Add RH Reliever Wooten For Reds Series

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers added right-handed reliever Rob Wooten for the start of their series against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, leaving them short-handed in the outfield. Utility player Elian Herrera was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. He batted .222 in nine...

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Tops 300 Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 303 cases, about three-quarters of reported cases nationwide. The running total of the cases of the contagious viral illness, which date to early January, was reported by Columbus...
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Oklahoma took 51 minutes to find vein in execution

FILE – This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Lockett is one of is one of two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed who have sued state corrections officials to obtain details about the lethal...
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Florida jail explosion kills 2, 184 injured

Law enforcement officers stand in front of the Escambia County Jail after an explosion caused the evacuation of the facility, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla. Two inmates were killed and mote than 100 others were injured in the explosion according to an Escambia County...
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Task for Fields is to keep Ford on Mulally’s path

Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally, from left, Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., and Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields appear during a news conference in Dearborn, Mich., Thursday, May 1, 2014. Ford announced CEO Alan Mulally will retire July 1 and be replaced by...
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Narciso Rodriguez cited as top fashion designer

FILE – This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo shows designer Narciso Rodriguez backstage before the presentation of his Fall 2011 show at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week in New York. Rodriguez will receive a National Design Award this year from the Smithsonian’s...

Explosion kills 9 in Nigerian capital, Abuja

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria’s capital Thursday night and killed at least nine people, officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded near a checkpoint across the road from a busy bus station where a massive explosion blasted...