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Abby Wambach to join ESPN as analyst and contributor

AP Photo/Julio Cortez Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor. Wambach, the leading career scorer in international soccer, will cover the European Championships in France and the Rio Olympics in August. But her role won’t be...

Rob McClure to take over from Brian d’Arcy James on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway musical “Something Rotten!” will swap Tony Award-nominees when Rob McClure takes over from Brian d’Arcy James. McClure, fresh off his comedic turn in “Noises Off,” will step into the heroic and romantic lead role of...

Ohio Moves To Seize Tigers, Other Exotic Animals From Farm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state moved Wednesday to seize tigers and other animals from a northeast Ohio farm, saying it hasn’t met the requirements of a law cracking down on exotic animal ownership. The Ohio Department of Agriculture had worked with Stump Hill Farm in...

Ohio Governor Issues Emergency Order To Outlaw New Drug

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) has issued an emergency order allowing the state pharmacy board to move quickly to outlaw a deadly synthetic painkiller. The governor’s action Wednesday targets a painkiller known as U-47700. The drug is...

Funeral Home Donates Services For Beaten 5-year-old In Ohio

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A funeral home is donating its services for the funeral and visitation for a 5-year-old boy whose mother has been charged with murder in his beating death. Alexander Stephens of Licking County died April 29 after authorities say he was beaten by his mother...

UPDATED 3:20 P.M.: Kasich quitting GOP race today

The last man standing in Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich will end his campaign this afternoon, making Trump the party’s presumptive nominee. Three campaign officials told The Associated Press that the Ohio governor plans to...

Ohio university pays player $712K to settle concussion suit

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio will pay $712,000 to a former football player who said the team’s coaches and medical staff didn’t pull him from practice right away after he suffered multiple concussions that led to a permanent brain injury. Former...

22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20

AP Photo/Garry Jones LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20. The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The...

Abby Wambach to join ESPN as analyst and contributor

Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor. Wambach, who is the leading goal scorer of all time, will cover the European Championships in France and the Rio Olympics in August. But her role won’t be limited to soccer: She’ll...

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

KATY, Texas (AP) — A recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company near Houston on Wednesday, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself, sheriff’s officials said. The gunman was fired earlier in the day and then...