Medical marijuana may be at risk following move by Sessions

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk of a crackdown and are...

East Coast storm gone, but cold will stay through weekend

By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON — Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding a...

FBI looking into Clinton corruption claims

By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, two people familiar with the probe confirmed Friday. The revelation comes as...

Mandel drops bid for Senate

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI — Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Friday he is dropping his second bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, citing his wife’s health. Mandel’s decision came in an open letter to friends and family and leaves...

NFL: Imperfect weather for Browns’ perfect parade

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — The weather conditions will be suitably brutal. Like the Cleveland Browns’ season. Despite temperatures forecast in the single digits, thousands of disillusioned fans are expected to attend a parade today to commemorate — and protest —...

NFL: Steelers overcome distractions

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — If Cam Heyward’s being honest, he’s lost count of distractions the Pittsburgh Steelers have dealt with this season, be they self-created, overblown or otherwise. The weeks would pass and something that had nothing to do wi...

NFL: Raiders expected to announce Gruden as coach Tuesday

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders never really recovered from the decision to trade Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay 16 years ago. There was a Super Bowl trip the following season when Oakland lost to Gruden’s Buccaneers and another playoff...

College football: Can Smart outfox Saban?

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist ATLANTA — When Kirby Smart returned to his alma mater, he already had a pretty good template for success. He might as well have been wearing a wrist band with the letters “WWND.” What Would Nick Do? In just two short years, Smart has taken...

Walk the walk with fitness ministry

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Your usual excuses for putting off exercise — “gym-timidation,” or lack of time, resources or suitable weather conditions — are no longer valid. For that you have Karin Johnson and the Walk 15 program to thank. Based on...

Church and Religious Events

Concordia Lutheran Concordia Lutheran Church, 1431 Sixth St., will host the Rev. James Fundum, admissions counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, to teach the 9 a.m. adult Bible class and the 10:15 worship service Sunday, when he will preach on...