EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday he’s issued a 90-day delay for oil and gas companies to...

Some Things To Know About Ohio State’s Upcoming Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State’s spring practice in the books, here are some things to know about the upcoming season: ___ PASSING IS A PRIORITY The downfield passing game will be better. At least it should be. After the Clemson loss in the College Football Playoff,...

Bauer, Santana Lift Indians Over Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday. Bauer (1-2) gave up two runs, three hits and three walks, lowering his ERA from 8.44 to 6.35....

The Latest: Witness describes panic, says 'Paris is Paris'

AP Photo/tv PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Paris (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A Paris resident says the gunfire that erupted on the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysees shopping district sent scores of tourists fleeing into side...
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AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

AP Photo/Richard Vogel SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather – at 4:20 p.m. – in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. This...

Jury Resumes Deliberations In Bundy Ranch Standoff Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury is back at work in the trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. A court official says jurors began deliberations at 8 a.m....

Hezbollah border tour offers a glimpse of possible war ahead

AP Photo/Hussein Malla LABBOUNEH, Lebanon (AP) — With their Kalashnikovs and Iranian-made anti-aircraft missiles pointing outward, the uniformed Hezbollah militants peered at a group of journalists from an orange grove in a village on the border with Israel, unflinching as...

Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed

AP Photo/tv PARIS (AP) — Paris police say that a gunman killed one police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district. Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the attacker...
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Investor says Arconic CEO sent letter with veiled threats

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — The former chairman and CEO of Arconic, who resigned suddenly this week, appears to have been brought down by a letter containing veiled threats to the company’s largest shareholder, a hedge fund that was seeking his removal. The...

Review: An uneasy mishmash, 'Unforgettable' is forgettable

True story: Right after the final line of “Unforgettable” was uttered, I felt a sudden stinging on the side of my face. Someone in a nearby row at the multiplex had thrown a roasted peanut toward the screen, in what I can only assume was frustration or scorn, and it...