South Korean Olympic organizers downplay concern over NKorea

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic organizers played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea on Monday and also said that work has been completed on all venues for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang...

Trump defends call to fallen soldier’s widow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier’s widow, saying he was “respectful” and did not forget the slain soldier’s name. Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson’s...

Trump tweets that 401(k) contributions ‘safe’ in tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Monday there will be “no change” to tax incentives for the popular 401(k) retirement programs. “This has always been a great and popular middle class tax break that works, and it stays!” Trump tweeted. The...

UK’s Johnson urges North Korea to ‘change course’ on nukes

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that nobody wants armed conflict over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, but that U.S. President Donald Trump is right to keep the option of military action open. In a speech on global security in London,...

Tillerson makes unannounced side trip to Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. Tillerson visited Bagram Air Base for talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other senior officials to outline for them...

Prominent journalist at news radio station stabbed in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — A well-known journalist for Russia’s leading news radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an unknown attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists or opposition activists in Moscow. The assailant broke into...

McComb 49, Pandora-Gilboa 27

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb’s football team experienced a roller coaster of emotions leading up to Friday’s showdown with Pandora-Gilboa. But the Panthers kept one constant going: winning Blanchard Valley Conference titles. McComb clinched a share of its...

Leipsic 48, Cory-Rawson 13

RAWSON — Cory-Rawson scored two early touchdown, but Leipsic dominated the final three quarters in a 48-13 romp over the Hornets Friday night in a Blanchard Valley Conference game. Cory-Rawson, which fell to 2-7 overall and 2-6 in the BVC, saw Austin Price log a 6-yard scoring...

Liberty-Benton 58, Hopewell-Loudon 21

BASCOM — Liberty-Benton had lost to Hopewell-Loudon the past two years but didn’t let that happen again as the Eagles soared to a 58-21 Blanchard Valley Conference victory Friday night. The Eagles (8-1, 6-1 BVC), who have won six straight games, can clinch a share of the league...

North Baltimore 54, Arcadia 14

NORTH BALTIMORE — Kole Wymer and Brady Rader accounted for six touchdowns and over 300 yards of offense Friday night as North Baltimore rolled to a 54-14 Blanchard Valley Conference victory over Arcadia. Wymer, who rang up 182 yards on 16 carries, scored on runs of 16, 4 and 13...