Russia’s UN Mission does a special Cup launch

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia did its own special launch of the World Cup at U.N. headquarters in New York with large screens to watch the opening match and an invitation to ambassadors to show up in the jerseys of their national team — which many did. Russia’s...

Texas Tech WR Quan Shorts arrested, dismissed from team

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech wide receiver Quan Shorts has been kicked off the Red Raiders squad after Lubbock police arrested him on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. A Lubbock Police Department statement says officers were at an apartment complex as part of...

Trump’s personal lawyer wants Stormy Daniels’ lawyer gagged

Donald Trump’s personal attorney asked a federal judge Thursday night to sign a gag order to stop porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawyer from speaking with reporters and releasing information about the case to the public. In a court filing in Los Angeles, an attorney for...

UN report: Debris from missiles that hit Saudis from Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. has determined that debris from five ballistic missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia contained components manufactured in Iran and shared key design features with an Iranian missile. But he said...

The Latest: Unionized Caesars workers in Vegas OK contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ratification of a contract covering unionized workers of Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:23 p.m. Twelve-thousand unionized workers at the casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas have a new...

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Friday, Jun. 15. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

Kentucky man to be sentenced in Sen. Rand Paul attack

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor is set to be sentenced in federal court for an attack last year in the lawmaker’s yard. Rene Boucher pleaded guilty in March to a federal charge of assaulting a member of Congress. Boucher says the attack...

Minnesota loses 7-footer Stockman as grad transfer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota center Matz Stockman will leave the program without playing in a game. Coach Richard Pitino announced Thursday night that Stockman will graduate early this summer and forgo the upcoming season with the Gophers. With one year of eligibility...

LEADING OFF: Story returns home, Cubs-Cards face off

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: TEXAS STORY Colorado shortstop Trevor Story gets to play a big league game near home for the first time when the Rockies open an interleague series Friday night at the Texas Rangers, in a stadium only a few miles from his...

Roller coaster derails, drops 2 riders 30 feet; 6 injured

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Six people have been taken to a hospital after a roller coaster in Florida derailed, leaving some riders dangling 34 feet (10 meters) above the ground. According to the Daytona Beach Fire Department’s Twitter account, two riders fell to the...