Bluiett Scores 21, No. 15 Xavier Grinds Down Hampton 96-60

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett followed his fabulous game against Wisconsin with a 21-point performance on Monday night, and 15th-ranked Xavier turned to its reserves while pulling away to a 96-60 victory over Hampton. The Musketeers (4-0) got ahead by 32 points and took...

Blue Jackets Top Sabres 3-2 For 4th Straight Win.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made three of his 30 saves on a power play in the final two minutes, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin and Boone Jenner scored...

Chief Of Staff To Ohio Senate GOP Will Leave Job Next Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chief of staff to Ohio Senate majority Republicans says he is stepping down. Jason Mauk tells The Associated Press his last day will be Dec. 1. The seven-year Senate veteran says his departure is unrelated to allegations of inappropriate conduct that are...

Man Says Didn’t Set Fire That Led To Firefighter’s Death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio homeowner charged in a 2015 arson that led to a firefighter’s death has testified he did not set fire to his house or hire anyone else to do it. Lester Parker testified Monday at his trial in southwestern Ohio’s Butler County. He and his...

Bengals’ Myriad Problems Remain Despite Rare Win At Denver

CINCINNATI (AP) — The flaws were obvious but the ending was different. The Bengals finally won a game in Denver, keeping their hopes for a playoff berth barely flickering for at least one more week. It’ll take a statistically improbable series of events — a closing flourish...

Convicted Killer: Civil Rights Violated When Dreadlocks Cut

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A convicted killer in an Ohio prison claims in a federal lawsuit that his civil rights have been violated by the repeated cutting of his dreadlocks. The lawsuit filed on behalf of inmate Cecil Koger says his faith of Rastafarianism (rah-stah-FARE-ee-ah-nizm)...

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the company that hopes to build it and could mean more...

Indian automaker Mahindra opens U.S. plant

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group is opening an automotive manufacturing facility near Detroit. Mahindra says it will make an off-road vehicle at the 400,000-square-foot plant in Auburn Hills. Mumbai-based Mahindra is India’s largest SUV maker,...

Bartiromo says comments about Trump taken out of context

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo says she was taken “wildly out of context” when she said on the air that there had been no sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump. Bartiromo said Monday that she was aware that more than a dozen...

Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma Downey,...