NBA: A day after reboot, Cavs win

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA — LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a successful...

Olympics: Vonn hoping to stay healthy

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Known for her hard-charging style on skis, Lindsey Vonn is not taking any chances off the slopes. The black gloves she wore to a pre-Olympics news conference Friday made that clear. After waiting eight years — “a very...

Olympics: Winds may move men’s downhill to Monday

By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer JEONGSEON, South Korea — High winds in the weather forecast could move the Olympic men’s downhill race from its scheduled Sunday slot. Race director Markus Waldner told team leaders a Monday lunchtime start is the favored backup plan if needed,...

NASCAR: Truex trying to defend title

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. has been all over the country during his brief reign as NASCAR’s newest champion. Since winning his first Cup title in November, Truex has celebrated in Las Vegas, New York, Denver, Charlotte, Toronto and...

Everyone claims win on budget deal

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. But the push to pass the massive legislation underscored enduring divisions within both...

$700B budget Pentagon’s largest

By ROBERT BURNS and RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for...

Midwest winter storm blamed for two deaths

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm pounding the Midwest caused at least two deaths Friday, authorities said, while closing schools and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Snow-related crashes snarled highways across southern Michigan, with one person killed when a...

Flu season still getting worse

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other...

Controlling contention in the congregation: Pastors diffuse holy hostilities

  By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Every pastor has a story about “the budget committee meeting of 2014” which will “go down in church lore,” said the Rev. Jim Klausing. People fight. Even in church. And it’s up to pastors to figure out how to...

Church and Religious Events

Ada First UM ADA — Ada First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Main St., will host a drive-thru imposition of ashes on Wednesday. Motorists should enter from Highland Avenue toward the canopy entrance. Hours are from 7:30-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m....