Tony Romo tosses TD pass, Cowboys lose 27-13 to Eagles

AP Photo/Michael Perez PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tony Romo shrugged off a successful cameo like it was no big deal. Romo threw his first touchdown pass in nearly 14 months and the playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys played it safe in a 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday....

Two-year twins: Babies born Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the second straight year, twins in San Diego are getting attention because, though born just minutes apart, one has a birthday in 2016 and one in 2017. KFMB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2iETYDH ) the twin girls were born at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for...

Ohio’s minimum wage increases by 5 cents

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s minimum wage has increased by 5 cents to adjust for inflation. Non-tipped workers must be paid an hourly wage of at least $8.15 beginning today. Tipped workers are slated to receive a minimum of $4.08 an hour starting next year — a bump of 3 cents. The...

Judge’s Rejection Of Jury’s Execution Recommendation Is Rare

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A recent decision by a Cleveland judge to overrule a jury’s death sentence recommendation for a triple killer highlights how rare such judicial decisions are. Research by The Associated Press found just eight additional examples of judicial overrides...

Shielded Native American sites thrust into debate over dams

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big net. The Federal Columbia River System Cultural...

Strong finish: No. 5 Penn St, No. 9 USC roll into Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The matchup in the 103rd Rose Bowl would have seemed preposterous in late September. That was right before No. 5 Penn State (11-2) won nine straight games and No. 9 Southern California (9-3) won eight in a row, propelling these traditional powers out...

49ers GM Trent Baalke confirms firing to radio station

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says he has been fired by the team. Baalke confirmed the news on Sunday during his pregame interview with the team’s flagship radio station KNBR. The 49ers had no comment on Baalke’s...
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College Football Playoff viewership on ESPN rises slightly

AP Photo/John Bazemore Both New Year’s Eve College Football Playoff semifinals drew a bigger television and online audience than the games last season, but there were still far fewer people watching the games than when they were played on New Year’s Day two seasons...

Searchers Still Finding Artifacts Of 1876 Ohio Train Tragedy

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — It’s been 140 years since a train disaster killed nearly 100 people when a bridge collapsed over a river in far northeast Ohio, but Dave Tobias is still looking for artifacts from the tragedy. As a young boy, Tobias lived near the site of what became...

Maturing Starters Should Help Ohio State Come Back In ’17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the end, the Ohio State Buckeyes’ youth and inexperience was exploited by Clemson in the desert. On the bright side, most of the team that reached the College Football Playoff with only six returning starters will be back next year, likely including...