2 top officials quit Peru government amid political crisis

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two more senior officials have left Peru’s government amid a political crisis in the South American country. The minister of culture and an adviser to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski both resigned Wednesday. They quit days after the resignations of three...

USC, Ohio State much different memories of Cotton Bowl home

DALLAS (AP) — Southern California running back Ronald Jones would rather forget about his last trip home to play a game. So would all of his Trojans teammates who were part of that 2016 season opener in the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, a 52-6 loss to Alabama...

Dip time: Browns coach Jackson backs up promise to jump in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — His team already sunk, Browns coach Hue Jackson is taking the plunge. Jackson said Wednesday he’ll make good on his promise to jump in Lake Erie because of his team’s horrible record. After the Browns went 1-15 last season, Jackson vowed that if...

Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels swap prisoners

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist rebels on Wednesday conducted the biggest exchange of prisoners since the start of an armed conflict in the country’s east and a sign of progress in the implementation of a 2015 peace deal. Rebels...

Giants suspend Apple for finale for ‘detrimental’ conduct

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A day after Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins referred to him as a cancer, cornerback Eli Apple was suspended Wednesday by the New York Giants for the season finale against the Washington Redskins. The Giants announced the suspension hours after Apple...

Federal Murder Complaint Filed Against Postal Worker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal criminal complaint says a disgruntled Ohio postal worker murdered two U.S. government employees for performing their official duties. The complaint signed by a U.S. postal inspector was filed Wednesday in U.S. district court in Columbus....

Dip Time: Browns Coach Backs Up Promise To Jump In Lake Erie

CLEVELAND (AP) — His team already sunk, Browns coach Hue Jackson is taking the plunge. Jackson said Wednesday he’ll make good on his promise to jump in Lake Erie because of his team’s horrible record. After the Browns went 1-15 last year, Jackson vowed that if...

Dalzell Ditch tree removal to start soon

Tree trimming and removal, part of the cleanup of flood-prone Dalzell Ditch in northwestern Findlay, will start in a few weeks, Hancock County Commissioner Timothy Bechtol said Wednesday. The commissioners on Wednesday signed a $455,612 contract for cleanup of the...

Dementia Patient Missing From Ohio Care Center Found Dead

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 67-year-old dementia patient missing for four days from a northern Ohio care center has been found dead. Authorities in Toledo say the man’s nephew found his body Wednesday near a pond and railroad tracks. Family members and search crews had been...