Seniors Lead La Salle Past Dayton, 71-53; Create A-10 Logjam

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — B.J. Johnson made his final start at home memorable, pumping in 27 points to lead La Salle to a 71-53 frolic over Dayton in the penultimate Atlantic 10 Conference game of the regular season Wednesday night. The loss knocked the Flyers out of a tie with...

Some NBA Teams Have Played ‘Negro National Anthem’ At Games

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several NBA teams have played the so-called “Negro National Anthem” at games during Black History Month thanks to the urging of a retired Howard University professor. Eugene Williams, who is 76, lives in Clinton, Maryland, made it his goal to get...

Man Accused Of Holding Girl Against Her Will To Be Sentenced

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who has been accused of holding a 14-year-old girl captive for months and raping her while electronically monitored from an earlier abduction case is set for sentencing for luring the minor. Cody Lee Jackson is to be sentenced Wednesday in federal...

Man Accused Of Luring 14-year-old Girl For Sex Sentenced

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man accused of using the Internet to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship and controlling her for months while he was electronically monitored from an earlier abduction case has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison....

Next Phase Opens In Ohio’s $8M Opioid Technology Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has launched the second stage of a global technology challenge aimed at finding solutions of the U.S. opioid crisis. The contest’s challenge phase opened Wednesday. It invites business and innovation experts from around the world to propose...

Backers Advance Ballot Measure Capping Payday Interest Rates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of interest rate caps on payday loans are working to take their fight to November’s ballot. Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment capping interest rates on payday loans at 28 percent delivered to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on...

Milkman Accused Of Sneaking Drugs, Phones Into Ohio Prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime milkman delivered more than what the labels on his packages promised, smuggling marijuana, tobacco and cellphones into an Ohio prison hidden inside milk cartons, a prosecutor said. Ray Adams was in contact with an inmate at Lebanon Correctional...

Panama police in riot gear enter, leave Trump hotel

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Police in helmets and bulletproof vests on Wednesday entered and then left the Trump luxury hotel in Panama that has been at the center of a management dispute. Judith Aparicio, the employment director for the Labor Ministry, said ministry officials went to the...

UK police arrest 3 men over blast that killed 5 people

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested three men in connection with an explosion over the weekend in the English city of Leicester that killed five people. Sunday’s blast caused the collapse of a building which housed a shop and a two-story apartment....

Haley thanks Guatemala for help on Venezuela, Israel embassy

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Washington’s U.N. ambassador thanked Guatemala on Wednesday for its support in confronting Venezuela over concerns about democracy and human rights in the South American nation. Speaking after meeting in Guatemala City with President Jimmy Morales,...