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VIDEO: Ohio Northern unveils new MLK statue

Ohio Northern University unveiled its new statue commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 speech at the university on Tuesday. The new statue, sculpted by Tad McKillop, is located next to a plaque that had formerly been the university’s only public commemoration...

Homicide rate in London on the rise; knife crime to blame

LONDON (AP) — The homicide rate in London so far has increased each month in 2018 as the British capital experiences a rise in knife-related crime. The Metropolitan Police said Monday there were eight homicide inquiries in January, 15 in February and 22 in March. Police reported...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A life of struggle

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Even the name given to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at birth — Nomzamo, “one who undergoes trials” — foretold a life of struggle. During her nearly 38-year marriage to Nelson Mandela, she fought for black majority rule even as she vowed to escape the...

Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — For the past three weeks, it’s been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball — a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be. For the next six months, it will be all about ugliness and uncertainty, while college...

FirstEnergy subsidiaries file for bankruptcy

AKRON (AP) — A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The move announced by FirstEnergy Solutions late...

Dump off: Browns send QB Kessler to Jaguars for draft pick

CLEVELAND (AP) — No longer part of the Browns’ plans, Cody Kessler got passed to a new team. Cleveland traded its former starting quarterback to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, the latest move for the Browns who have spent the offseason upgrading the team’s most...

Mack says he has ‘big shoes to fill’ as Louisville coach

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Mack says he understands he has big shoes to fill as Louisville’s new men’s basketball coach. Mack praised former Cardinals coaches Denny Crum and Rick Pitino during a news conference Wednesday in Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center home...

Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Assange’s internet at embassy

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection at the nation’s London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalan separatist politician. In a...

Political tensions cloud tribute to slain Holocaust survivor

PARIS (AP) — The silent decorum of a march to honor an 85-year-old woman who survived Nazi horrors only to be stabbed to death last week in an alleged anti-Semitic attack was shattered Wednesday, with crowds shouting “Nazi! Nazi!” and other insults at France’s...

Even among elite, UConn’s excellence stands out

Even among the elite in women’s college basketball, UConn stands out. The Huskies are back in the Final Four for an 11th straight season, breaking a tie with John Wooden and the UCLA men’s program for the Division I record. UConn beat defending national champion South...