Baby Hippo Fiona Makes Her Media Debut At Zoo, Explores Pool

CINCINNATI (AP) — A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has made its news media debut. Fiona (fee-OHN’uh) made her Wednesday with cameras rolling as she navigated the 9-foot-deep Hippo Cove pool. The zoo emphasizes she isn’t ready for public...

Padres win 2-1 to send slumping Cubs to 6th straight loss

AP Photo/Alex Gallardo SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sweeping anybody is a big deal for the rebuilding, rookie-laden San Diego Padres. Make it the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs, and that’s huge for a team that hopes to be contending by 2019 or 2020. San Diego rookie...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Chicago 2, FC Dallas 1 Toronto FC 5, Columbus 0 Seattle 1, Portland 0 D.C. United 1, Vancouver 0 New York 2, New England 1 Colorado 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Minnesota United 1, Orlando City 0 Real Salt Lake 1, Philadelphia 0...

Van Wert commissioner to challenge Latta

VAN WERT — Van Wert County Commissioner Todd Wolfrum announced Wednesday he is running for Ohio’s 5th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House. Wolfrum will be running in the May 2018 Republican primary, presumably against Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green. Wolfrum is an...

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Death Of New Mexico Police Officer

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a police officer during a traffic stop last year in New Mexico. Jesse Denver Hanes of Columbus entered the plea in state district court in Las Cruces after reaching an...

LeBron’s Focus Shifted From Finals To Racism After Vandalism

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A day before the start of his seventh straight NBA Finals, LeBron James’ mind was far from focused on basketball and the Golden State Warriors. He wanted to hug his children and wife back home in Ohio and talk to his two boys directly about racism...

Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view. The measure,...

The Latest: Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Police Officer’s Death

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio man accused in the shooting death of a New Mexico police officer (all times local): 3:15 p.m. An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death last year of a New Mexico police officer. The Las...

California governor looks abroad for climate changes allies

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Looking for allies in the fight against climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown heads to China this week in a push to build foreign support for carbon-cutting efforts that have found resistance in Washington....
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Developer pleads no contest to skirting rules for mansion

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer of luxury homes has pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to misdemeanor charges stemming from construction of a huge Bel Air mansion that the city says has extensive features that were never approved. The pleas were...