Church, state seeing eye to eye in Putin's Orthodox Russia

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church is expanding its influence in what was once an officially godless state – and President Vladimir Putin appears eager to harness that resurgent power of faith to promote his own agenda. Long consigned to...

Pennsylvania store seeks customer _ so they can apologize

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania soap shop has posted a surveillance photo of a customer on its Facebook page, but not because they think she’s a shoplifter. Instead, the Sunrise Soap Company tells the York Daily Record (http://bit.ly/2gRUUqL ) that employees want to...

Seahawks wrap up another division title by romping over Rams

AP Photo/Scott Eklund SEATTLE (AP) — Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams who will make up the foundation of the franchise as it moves forward from a tumultuous first season back in Southern California got an up-close look Thursday night at what they...

The Latest: Putin, in Japan, says pursuing Syria peace talks

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he and his Turkish counterpart are working to launch a new round of peace talks...
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Q&A: Secretary of state nominee's environmental track record

AP Photo/Evan Vucci PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump this week tapped ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as his secretary of state. If confirmed by the Senate, where opposition is emerging, the move could have broad consequences for U.S. environmental...

Thursday’s Scores

Albany Alexander 67, Bidwell River Valley 24 Ansonia 76, Union City Mississinawa Valley 44 Apple Creek Waynedale 88, Jeromesville Hillsdale 17 Belpre 61, Corning Miller 33 Bethel-Tate 52, Felicity-Franklin 22 Bridgeport 64, Bishop Donahue, W.Va. 51 Cin. St. Ursula 61, Cin....

Ex-Teamsters official sentenced in 'Top Chef' case

BOSTON (AP) — A former Teamsters official who intimidated the staff and crew of the “Top Chef” reality TV show while it was filming in Boston in 2014 will serve six months of house arrest. Mark Harrington was sentenced Thursday in federal court to two years of...

Kansas Supreme Court to hear death row inmate's appeal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kansas death row inmate convicted of killing his estranged wife, their two daughters and his wife’s grandmother in 2009 will get to make their case to the state’s highest court about why he should be spared. James Kraig Kahler...

The Latest: Japan, Russia discuss boosting economic ties

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan (all times local): 3 p.m. The leaders of Russia and Japan, holding their talks for a second day in Tokyo, have agreed to bolster economic cooperation as a...
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Crashing at grandma's? NYU students to bunk with seniors

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, college. Halls of ivy. Stimulating class discussions. All-night cram sessions. … Sleeping in an old woman’s apartment? New York University is introducing a scheme next fall to help students save money by putting them...