Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now...

Who's next? A look at South Korean presidential contenders

AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fresh off impeachment, South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s days in office may be numbered. Her potential successors include the outgoing secretary general of the United Nations, an ambitious mayor who has...

Assad relies on foreign fighters in push to retake Aleppo

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syria’s President Bashar Assad is on the verge of recapturing all of Aleppo from rebels, but the victory won’t be his alone. The battle for Syria’s largest city has attracted thousands of foreign forces backing...
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GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it’s not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the...

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Saturday, Dec. 10. 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...

Friday’s Scores

Archbold 87, Edgerton 37 Bucyrus 38, Crestline 28 Caledonia River Valley 59, Galion 19 Centerburg 41, Marion Elgin 38 Cle. Glenville 69, Cle. Max Hayes 14 Cle. Hay 78, Cle. Whitney Young 21 Cols. Beechcroft 64, Cols. Whetstone 30 Cols. International 37, Cols. East 21 Cols....

Church and Religious Events

Bible Fellowship Church ARLINGTON — At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Bible Fellowship Church will present “Sing We All Noel,” a collection of carols gathered by Richard Kingsmore. Toddlers and kindergarteners will sing three Christmas songs; students in grades 1-6 will...

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'

AP Photo/Brian Skoloff OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a...

Jammin' Justin: 7-footer a game-changer for No. 10 Creighton

AP Photo/Nati Harnik OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Justin Patton loves to dunk. He did it 21 times in Creighton’s first eight games and wishes it could have been more, and not just because all those throw-downs propped up his field-goal shooting to 80 percent, second in the...

US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS

AP Photo/Alex Brandon MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group’s key stronghold of Raqqa. The extra troops...