New Director Chosen For Dayton VA Medical Center

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a new director for the Dayton VA Medical Center in southwest Ohio. The VA on Friday said Jill Dietrich will oversee the medical center that serves more than 40,000 veterans annually. Officials said in a...

Clippers Easily Defeat James And Cavaliers 116-102

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 23 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-102 on Friday night. LeBron James had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson added 21 points for the Cavaliers,...

Toledo Hangs On To Beat E. Michigan In A Wild Ending, 64-63

CLEVELAND (AP) — Marreon Jackson scored 26 points and the go-ahead 3-pointer with nine seconds left and No. 2 seed Toledo beat No. 3 seed Eastern Michigan 64-63 Friday night to advance to the Mid-American Conference championship game. Jackson tied it at 61 with a 3 with 45...

Jones Scores Twice, Surging Blue Jackets Beat Red Wings 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to look in front of them to see who they can catch. Only a week ago, Columbus was simply aiming at hanging onto the final Eastern Conference wild-card playoff spot and hoping some teams behind in the standings would...

China silences critics of move to abolish term limits

By GERRY SHIH and YANAN WANG Associated Press BEIJING — The day China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn’t sleep. So Ma, a renowned writer, wrote a...

Trump to attend Summit of the Americas in Peru

By FRANKLIN BRICENO Associated Press LIMA, Peru — U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the upcoming Summit of the Americas, officials said Friday, putting him face-to-face with Western Hemisphere leaders, many of whom are upset by his policies and rhetoric toward the region....

As economic problems pile up, Iran weighs changes

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — Labor strikes. Nationwide protests. Bank failures. In recent months, Iran has been beset by economic problems despite the promises surrounding the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers. Its clerically...

Hippo roaming loose for months in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say they’re worried about a hippopotamus that is roaming loose in a swampy area of southern Mexico. Nobody knows where the animal came from, but hippos are not native to the country. The hippo appears to have been living in a pair of ponds near Las...

Browns make big moves to bolster offense

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a third-round draft pick, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trade. The teams came to terms on the deal...

Sources: Browns get wide receiver Landry from Miami

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI — Jarvis Landry is leaving one bad offense for another one. The Miami Dolphins agreed to trade the Pro Bowl receiver to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks, two people familiar with the deal said Friday. The people confirmed the...