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Napoli Homers As Indians Finish Spring Training

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Napoli homered, Trevor Bauer struck out seven over five innings of three-hit ball, and the Cleveland Indians finished spring training with a 3-3 tie against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Napoli, who has been told he will not be on the opening-day...

Area jobless rates fall

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined to 3.3 percent in February from 3.5 percent in January, the state Job and Family Services Department reported Tuesday. Hancock County’s jobless rate was tied for third lowest in the state with Auglaize and Holmes counties. Unemployment...

Neighbor Convicted In Ohio College Student’s Killing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jurors have convicted an Ohio man in the killing of a college student who disappeared while bicycling. James Worley now could face the death penalty in the 2016 killing of Sierah Joughin (JAW’-gihn) after a jury convicted him Tuesday of aggravated...

Fertility Clinic: Alarm Was Turned Off On Failed Embryo Tank

An alarm system turned off on a fertility clinic storage tank that had been malfunctioning for weeks led to a failure that likely ruined more than 4,000 eggs and embryos, double what the clinic first thought, it said Tuesday. The clinic run by University Hospitals in suburban...

Even among elite, UConn’s excellence stands out

Even among the elite in women’s college basketball, UConn stands out. The Huskies are back in the Final Four for an 11th straight season, breaking a tie with John Wooden and the UCLA men’s program for the Division I record. UConn beat defending national champion South...

NATO joins wave of Russian diplomat expulsions

LONDON (AP) — NATO on Tuesday joined a wave of countries and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Russia denounced the actions as “boorish” and pledged to retaliate. The mass expulsions were a show of solidarity...

Egypt tries to boost voter turnout with incentives, threats

CAIRO (AP) — One manager threatened employees to get them to vote — and then checked for telltale ink-stained fingers as they clocked in the next day. A regional governor pledged improved water and sanitation service to towns with a high turnout. Some people were promised more...

Serbia-Kosovo tensions heighten as Russia wades into dispute

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia heightened a day after a senior Serb politician was arrested and expelled in northern Kosovo, with Russia wading into the dispute and the European Union trying to avert further friction Tuesday. Kosovo Serbs set up a...

It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved...

Cincinnati’s City Hall Standoff In Week 4 Amid Racial Unease

CINCINNATI (AP) — There’s a real-life soap opera playing in the city hall of the home of Procter & Gamble, the company that helped pioneer the daily dramas. A standoff between Cincinnati’s mayor and city manager is in its fourth week. While the battle appears to...