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Trump profanely describes Haiti, Africa during immigration talks

By ALAN FRAM and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “sh–hole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a...

Trump suggests positive relationship with N. Korea leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested in an interview Thursday that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declined to say whether they have spoken. No sitting U.S. president is known to have spoken with a North Korean leader. The...

Wright State Holds Off N. Kentucky 84-81 For League Lead

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Cole Gentry made a layup and followed with two free throws in the final seconds as Wright State held off Northern Kentucky 84-81 on Thursday night in a showdown between unbeaten Horizon League teams. Northern Kentucky’s Lavone Holland II drilled...

NBA: Cavs routed by Raptors

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO — LeBron James and the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided loss of the season when they were routed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99 on Thursday night. The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day...

Hockey: Sabres top Blue Jackets

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kyle Okposo had a goal and assist, and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a five-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Benoit Pouliot and Jack Eichel, with an empty-netter with 6 seconds left, also...

College basketball: Ohio State spanks Maryland

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS — For the first 10 minutes or so of Thursday’s game, Ohio State looked as if it might have an emotional hangover from last weekend’s monumental upset of then-No. 1 Michigan State. But then the 3-pointers started going in. Ohio State (14-4,...

Tennis: Federer, Djokovic could meet in Australian Open semis

By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw. Just being there. A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer found out how difficult defending his title could be...

‘Battle Buddies’ enlisted for veteran support

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER “Why struggle through your issues all alone?” asks the brochure for a new program called “Battle Buddies.” “We have veterans who want to support you!” Veterans wanting to serve as a “Battle Buddy” to a...

Results from ‘community conversations’ reviewed

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and United Way of Hancock County will be jointly hosting an event that will unveil the results of the 2017 community conversations effort. Trained facilitators heard from over 1,000 individuals in Hancock County. Their results were...

Visiting pastor to explore justice, love and faith

BLUFFTON — The Rev. Daniel Hughes, Price Hill campus pastor of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, will present, “JUST LOVE — Justice and Love Ignites Faith in the Beloved Community” at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Yoder Recital Hall, on the campus of...