Chris Evans is feeling the pressure with directorial debut

AP Photo/John Salangsang LOS ANGELES (AP) — What’s got Captain America quaking in his boots? Actor Chris Evans, known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero, is making his directorial debut with the indie film “Before We Go” and the stakes have never felt...

More details due on helicopter landing that killed 1 Marine

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who died and 11 comrades who sustained injuries were taking part in a helicopter ropes exercise that’s described as “high-risk” in a training manual that underscores the dangers. The Marine Corps...

Work to do for Michigan at quarterback, Utah feeling better

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michigan brought back its former star quarterback Jim Harbaugh to resurrect the program and hopefully improve the position he used to play. The nation found out there’s work to be done in Ann Arbor after the Wolverines lost...

Stony Brook Against Toledo Canceled

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The season opening contest between Stony Brook and Toledo was canceled due to severe weather on Thursday night. The first-half weather delays totaled three hours and, after a shortened halftime, the game was stopped just before the third-quarter kickoff. It...

Bodies of drowned Syrian boys returned home for burial

AP Photo/ KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece has taken the bodies of his wife and two sons back to the Syrian Kurdish region they fled, to bury them in their hometown of Kobani. The haunting...

China’s stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan BEIJING (AP) — Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing’s frantic effort to stop a stock market bust. The maker of electrical equipment, part of a technology industry the ruling Communist Party wants to promote, hoped to raise 200 million yuan...

Afghan artist paints Kabul’s walls of war to help heal city

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting those inside from the bombs and bullets that form the backbeat...

20 States That Subsidize Horse Racing With Casino Money

Of the 48 states with legalized gambling, 20 designate a portion of casino table game and electronic gambling machine revenues to support the horse racing industry: — Arkansas — Delaware — Florida — Idaho — Illinois — Indiana — Iowa — Kentucky — Louisiana — Maine — Maryland —...

Ohio Dominates Idaho, 45-28

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Derrius Vick completed 13 of 16 passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns to help lead Ohio to a 45-28 victory over Idaho in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night. Brendan Cope had 129 yards receiving on four catches, including a game long...

Players hoping “Deflategate” can usher in change

AP Photo/Winslow Townson PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can’t help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard remembers joining the rest of his teammates in declining to ratify the new...