Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON (AP) — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Some schools spend millions of dollars a...

Kasich Wants Ohio Teachers To Complete Business Externships

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A provision in Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) budget proposal would require Ohio teachers to complete externships with a local business in order to have their licenses renewed. That renewal process generally occurs every five years. Kasich...

Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend

AP Photo/EYEMAN KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea doesn’t have many friends. There’s China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and...
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Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria

Manuela Plank owner of a costume rental shop fashioning normal blond hairpieces into Trump wigs in Pfaffstaetten, Austria, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this carnival season in Austria _ so much so that some costume rentals are out of stock...

Police Identify Teen Victim In Shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting at a school playground. Officials say 17-year-old Devin Price, of Cleveland, was shot in the stomach around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2lBjVIw) that Price was rushed to...
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American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and EU Council President Donald Tusk pose for photographers as Pence arrives at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a one day trip to Brussels to meet with EU and NATO...

German economy minister to raise Opel fate during Paris trip

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy minister plans to discuss the future of General Motors’ Opel subsidiary during a visit to Paris on Thursday. A spokesman for Brigitte Zypries said Monday the issue of a possible takeover by France’s PSA Group would play a...

Trump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers

VIENNA (AP) — Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria – so much so that some costume rental shops have run out of wigs miming the U.S. president’s signature hairstyle. State broadcaster ORF cites Manuela Plank, who says she...

Suspect Dies After 9-hour Hostage Standoff In Kent

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A man has died following a hostage situation with police in northeast Ohio. Police say the male suspect took a woman hostage in the laundry room of an apartment complex in Kent around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities say police and SWAT teams evacuated the...

EU reassured about US relations after talks with US VP Pence

AP Photo/Thierry Monasse BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has reassured European Union officials about the Trump administration’s stance toward the bloc, European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday. Tusk said he and Pence held “open and...