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Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who announced on Tuesday that the...
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Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They’re just not expecting that to happen this season. On Tuesday, 11 days after George’s gruesome injury in a U.S. national team scrimmage, Larry...
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Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

FILE – This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, “License To Wed” in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent...

House campaign groups start $75M ad push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties’ House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before November’s elections. In New York and New Jersey, the Democratic...

Wal-Mart: Try, try again

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout. But customers couldn’t figure out how to work the...

Hancock commissioners deed library to its board

A $2 million debt, used to finance the expansion and renovation of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, has been paid in full. The commissioners signed the deed to the building over to the library’s board today. In 1988, the commissioners agreed to sell bonds to finance the...

Browns sign QB Rex Grossman, waive Tyler Thigpen

BEREA (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed unrestricted free-agent quarterback Rex Grossman and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen. The 33-year-old Grossman is entering his 12th year in the NFL and joins a team where Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel are vying for the starting job....

Browns to give Hoyer, Manziel equal reps against Washington

BEREA (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offense next Monday night against Washington. Manziel played with the first-team offense during Tuesday morning’s practice, but Pettine said afterward...

Venus Williams loses, Azarenka withdraws in Cincinnati

MASON (AP) — Lucie Safarova outlasted Venus Williams 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. Suarez Navarro also needed three sets to get past Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Meanwhile, defending champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew...

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off. A handful of players — some who took religious...