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Double bombing at party office kills 19 in Iraq

Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion at an industrial area in Baghdad’s eastern Ur neighborhood, Iraq, Sunday, June 8, 2014. A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital Saturday night, killing and wounding scores of people, in a day of...
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Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

Cody Huston, left, and Tina Cady, both of Madison, embrace after getting married Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. On Friday a federal judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. (AP Photo/Andy Manis) Cody Huston, left, and Tina Cady, both of Madison, embrace...

Peru mining boom leaves highlanders behind

In this May 16, 2013 photo, Lidia Zorilla returns to her home to get her donkey as a cloud of orange dust rises above the open-pit Antamina mine in San Antonio de Juprog, Peru. On the edge of Antamina’s nearly half mile-deep pit, blasts hurl skyward a blood-orange dust...
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Distance, fresh foes trouble for California Chrome

Tonalist (11), left, with Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line ahead of Commissioner (8), right, with Javier Castellano up, to win the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Tonalist (11), left, with Joel Rosario up, crosses...
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5 things to watch in Game 2 of the NBA Finals

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra answers a question during a news conference on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in San Antonio. The team plays Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra answers a question...
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LA Kings outlast Rangers 5-4 in double OT

Los Angeles Kings’ Dustin Brown, second from left, celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates as New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh skates at left in the second overtime period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Los...
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California Chrome’s Triple try ends in defeat

Tonalist (11), ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, edges out Commissioner (8), with Javier Castellano up, to win the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Elmont, N.Y. California Chrome (2), the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner and ridden...

Alec Baldwin accepts key to Rhode Island city

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin has received the key to Rhode Island’s smallest city for his donations to help reopen the financially struggling city’s library. Baldwin donated $10,000 to the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls in 2011 after...

Boys Track: Bluffton’s Stratton, Alt both collect three state medals

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Bluffton senior Noah Stratton said Friday that he and his teammates wanted to enjoy their experience at the OHSAA state track and field meet at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. But he made it clear the Pirates were...

Weekend: Get Out!

Events SPIEGEL GROVE SQUIRES BASE BALL HOME OPENER June 8 The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center’s vintage base ball team “” the Spiegel Grove Squires “” play their first home game of the 2014 season Sunday, June 8 on the grounds of Spiegel...