Top Stories Of 2016 From The Ohio Associated Press

It was a year that saw a championship parade in Cleveland and came to a close with a somber funeral procession in Ohio’s capital for one of the state’s most beloved figures. LeBron James and John Glenn came from much different backgrounds and grew up in far different...

Resilient Steelers stirring memories with AFC North title

AP Photo/Fred Vuich PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t want to get ahead of himself. The stakes, after all, were far different. Still, the similarities were kind of striking. Down by three. Time running out. A season hanging in the balance. The Pittsburgh...

Fleeing war, South Sudanese create booming camps in Uganda

BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — “I don’t want to go back,” James Issac declared, just minutes after becoming a refugee. “I don’t want to die.” For two days, the slender 30-year-old from South Sudan’s Equatoria region navigated his way...

Broncos get bounced from playoff contention by Chiefs

AP Photo/Ed Zurga KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ten months ago, confetti rained down on the Denver Broncos after they won the Super Bowl. On Sunday night, the only thing coming down was rain. The Kansas City Chiefs dashed all Denver’s remaining hopes of a repeat with a...

WNBA offers players security app for safety overseas

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is offering an assist to players trying to stay safe while traveling overseas. The league has partnered with LiveSafe, a safety communications platform, to provide a mobile security app to its 60-plus players competing in...

Wild Week 16 has the good, the bad and the ugly

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez There’s only one way to describe a weekend in which the three worst teams in the NFL all win. And when a coach leaves his hospital bed to work the sideline, only to see his team get annihilated. And when two of the most promising quarterbacks in...

Ski industry skews big, so smaller resorts tout authenticity

DENVER (AP) — A budget ski resort in western Colorado came up with an eye-popping offer – a $700 lift ticket, the most expensive in the nation. Only this lift ticket comes with a sweet bonus: a pair of handcrafted skis made from Colorado wood. Gimmicky? Sure. But...

Once a killer, now a CEO: Ex-con works to turn youths around

AP Photo/Steven Senne SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — John Valverde isn’t your typical CEO. He spent 16 years in prison for killing a man accused of raping his girlfriend. While in prison, Valverde did his best to redeem himself, earning two college degrees, teaching fellow...

China resumes ties with Sao Tome in triumph over Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China and Sao Tome and Principe officially resumed diplomatic relations on Monday, in a triumph for Beijing over rival Taiwan after the African island nation abruptly broke away from the self-ruled island last week. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his...

Cavs rally, edge Warriors 109-108

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — With another clutch shot, Kyrie Irving took the Warriors on a trip down memory lane. Irving dropped a short, turnaround jumper over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied just the way they did in...