Judge allows Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax to begin

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the Chicago area was dismissed Friday by a judge who also dissolved a temporary restraining order that had stopped it from being implemented. The tax...

Troops deploy in Rio de Janeiro amid increasing violence

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of soldiers began patrolling Rio de Janeiro on Friday amid a spike in violence in Brazil’s second-largest city. The deployment of 8,500 soldiers, plus hundreds of police and highway patrol officers, is aimed at...

Jones-Cormier rematch headlines outstanding UFC 214 card

AP Photo/John Locher ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jones insists Daniel Cormier isn’t his rival, not even when their rematch at UFC 214 is the most anticipated mixed martial arts fight of the year. Jones says he doesn’t even dislike Cormier, the man who has spent...

Lifetime movie 'Flint' dramatizes city's water crisis

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city’s tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie dramatizing it. Mays, speaking to a TV critics’ meeting Friday in Beverly Hills, California, pointed to...

Bernard Flashes Speed, Bengals Open Camp At Full-strength

CINCINNATI (AP) — Giovani Bernard took the handoff, avoided a defender with a jump cut and ran 70 yards to the end zone. A.J. Green made a diving catch on the sideline, the golden bottoms of his cleats flashing in the sunlight. Tight end Tyler Eifert got open for a catch over the...

Wharton’s financial records ‘unauditable’

COLUMBUS — “Incomplete and unsupported” financial records for Wharton have prompted state Auditor Dave Yost to place the Wyandot County village on the “unauditable” list, according to the state auditor’s office. “Complete financial records shine a light on local governments,”...

Matt Kuchar rallies; Martin Flores leads RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Matt Kuchar rallied to make the cut in the RBC Canadian Open on Friday, a day after fighting dizzy spells. Coming off a second-place finish Sunday in the British Open, Kuchar shot a 4-under 68 to reach 5 under – leaving him seven strokes...

AP NewsBreak: MLB plans Asian, England games for '19, '20

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to start the 2019 and 2020 seasons in Asia and play regular-season games in England in June of both years. The collective bargaining agreement reached in November was finalized and sent to the clubs...

All-Pro Aaron Donald does not report to Rams training camp

AP Photo/Greg Beacham IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have started training camp with everybody except their best player. Defensive lineman Aaron Donald did not report to camp Friday while seeking a new contract from the Rams, who have spent months in...

AP NewsBreak: MLB plans Asian, England games for '19, '20

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to start the 2019 and 2020 seasons in Asia and play regular-season games in England in June of both years. The collective bargaining agreement reached in November was finalized and sent to the clubs...