Union in North Carolina welcomes college athletes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina union for public workers will allow scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees. The State Employees Association of North Carolina’s governing board voted Friday to open the group’s...

Tigers Delayed, Arrive Late For Game In Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Tigers had mechanical problems with their team plane, keeping them in Boston for an extra night and delaying their arrival to play the Indians. The Tigers didn’t get to Progressive Field for Monday’s game until shortly after 4 p.m. — about...

Frontier League

___ No games scheduled Traverse City at Florence, 6:35 p.m. Road at Washington, 7:05 p.m. River City at Normal, 8 p.m. Lake Erie at Windy City, 8:05 p.m. Joliet at Gateway, 8:05 p.m. Schaumburg at Southern Illinois, 8:05 p.m. Lake Erie at Windy City, 11:35 a.m. Rockford at Windy...

TV Ad Pushes To Keep Ohio Renewable Energy Targets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocates are taking their push to retain Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards to the airwaves. Protecting Ohio’s Energy Future, a coalition led by alternative-energy businesses, says a new television ad began airing Monday in...

Oregon Ruling Marks 13th Straight Gay Marriage Win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge threw out Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban Monday, marking the 13th consecutive legal victory for gay marriage advocates since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of a federal ban. U.S. District Judge Michael...

International League

___ Buffalo 8, Lehigh Valley 4 Indianapolis at Gwinnett, 5:05 p.m., 1st game Columbus at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Louisville at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Gwinnett, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Columbus at...
off

4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

FILE–In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. Tucker says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text...
off

‘Godzilla’ is king of box office with $93.2M debut

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from “Godzilla.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from “Godzilla.” (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) Buy AP Photo Reprints LOS...

Beyonce, Jay Z release starry fake movie trailer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce and Jay Z released a trailer for a fake movie online with guns blazing, and now fans want to see the film actually made. Fans launched a petition Monday on Change.org to support a feature-length version of “Run.” The trailer that...
off

Kurt Busch crashes during Indy 500 practice

The car driven by Kurt Busch catches fire after hitting the wall in the second turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Fair) The car driven by Kurt Busch catches fire...