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Zimbabwe’s first lady seeks to control more land

MAZOWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe’s land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert...
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VIDEO: U.S. 68 injury crash near Arlington

One person was injured and traffic backed up for miles after a car and semi-trailer were involved in a crash on U.S. 68 near Hancock County 45, north of Arlington, on Tuesday morning.
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VIDEO: Arlington vs. Liberty-Benton

In a battle of BVC girls basketball unbeatens, Liberty-Benton defeated Arlington, 62-44, on Thursday night.
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IOC opens ‘invitation phase’ for potential 2024 Olympic bids

LONDON (AP) — The IOC is bracing for a possible “overwhelming wave” of interest from national Olympic committees in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee on Thursday launched a new “invitation phase” to work with potential...
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‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. They were joined in best-picture nominations by “Boyhood,”...
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VIDEO: Structure fire in Marion Township

Washington Townsip and Vanlue firefighters battered below zero conditions while trying to extinguish a structure fire on Marion Township 242 on Thursday afternoon.
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AP source: Browns, coordinator Kyle Shanahan part ways

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns’ revolving door has spun again. They’ve looking for an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Coordinator Kyle Shanahan and coach Dowell Loggains will not be returning to the team, a person familiar with the decisions told The...
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House re-elects Boehner as speaker over tea party opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions. The Ohio Republican garnered the votes of 216 GOP lawmakers as Congress convened Tuesday. That was...
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Police: 35 vehicles caught in 2 New Hampshire pileups

ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — At least 35 vehicles were involved in two separate pileups on Interstate 93 after some fast-moving snow squalls caused whiteout conditions Friday morning. Lt. Jerry Maslan, a state police spokesman, said there were some injuries, but they weren’t...