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Authorities: Motorcycle Rider Killed In Ohio Crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash and another other vehicle apparently left the scene in central Ohio before authorities arrived. Local media report that the Franklin County sheriff’s office says a person riding the...

Authorities Suspect Fireworks Caused Fatal Fire

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities suspect that a house fire that killed a couple in southern Ohio may have been sparked by illegal use of fireworks in the area. The state fire marshal’s office said in a statement Saturday that a man and woman, both in their 70s, were...
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Only road onto NC island reopening after Arthur

A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags...

Netherlands beats Costa Rica in penalty shootout

Netherlands’ goalkeeper Tim Krul makes a save on a shot by Costa Rica’s Michael Umana during a penalty shootout in extra time during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Netherlands defeated...
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Higuain sends Argentina to semis, Belgium home

Argentina’s Lionel Messi, center, is challenged by Belgium’s Axel Witsel, right, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)...

Browns WR Gordon Charged With DWI In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh. Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in...

Priest Guilty Of Killing Nun Will Get Funeral Mass

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio diocesan official says a Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass. The official with the Toledo diocese says the Rev. Gerald Robinson remains an ordained priest and his...

Jackets Retain Savard, Sign Penguins’ Gibbons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman David Savard to a two-year contract a day after adding free-agent center Brian Gibbons. The 23-year-old Savard scored five goals and had 10 assists in 70 games last season. The third rounder in the 2009 draft...
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What’s making US economy a world beater? 5 factors

Trader Peter Tuchman jokes with a handmade “Dow 17,000″ cap as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The stock market climbed to all-time highs after reports showed that manufacturing in the U.S. and China expanded in June,...
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Athletics finalize blockbuster trade with Cubs

FILE – In this June 23, 2014, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and...