Raiders Use 1st Pick On Ohio State Cornerback Gareon Conley

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Despite rape allegations that emerged days before the draft, Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was taken by the Oakland Raiders with the No. 24 pick on Thursday night. Conley seemed like a lock to be selected early in the first round until earlier this...

Colts Add Ohio State DB Malik Hooker In 1st Round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Hooker needed one breakout season to prove he was worth a first-round draft pick. The Indianapolis Colts expect even more from Hooker when he is completely healthy. New general manager Chris Ballard continued Indy’s offseason defensive overhaul...

Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano Are Messier Finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbus left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano are the finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. Hall of Famer Messier selected the finalists announced Thursday. The winner will be announced June 21 at...

DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in 'empty' caves

BERLIN (AP) — No bones? No problem! Scientists say they’ve figured out a way to extract tiny traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains. The technique could be valuable for reconstructing human evolutionary history, according to the...

Taliban announce start of spring offensive

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban have announced the start of a spring offensive, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the...
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Actor Diane Guerrero meets immigrant taking refuge in church

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley DENVER (AP) — Actor Diane Guerrero has met with a woman who is seeking refuge from deportation in the basement of a Denver church. Guerrero, who stars in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, met with Jeanette Vizguerra on Thursday and told...

Deported Honduran Man Pleads Guilty In Kidnapping, Rape Case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Honduran man who entered the United States illegally three times has pleaded guilty to kidnapping his estranged girlfriend who prosecutors say was raped her at knifepoint on a drive from Missouri to New Jersey. Jose Amaya-Vasquez entered the plea Thursday in...

Saints Take Cornerback Lattimore 11th Overall In NFL Draft

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore with the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft as they aim to shore up a pass defense that ranked last in the NFL last season. Coach Sean Payton made no secret that improving the...

The Latest: Cardinals Pick Temple Linebacker Reddick

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local): 9:48 p.m. The Arizona Cardinals selected Temple linebacker Haason Reddick with the 13th pick in the draft. The former walk-on rose from obscurity to become one of the most coveted defensive...

Facing backlash on killings, Duterte to find solace in ASEAN

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this weekend, the spotlight will be on him. Just less than a year in power, he faces a mass murder complaint before the International...