Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press LUCASVILLE — Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn’t find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs. It was only the third time in modern U.S. history that an...

Police: ‘Miracle’ more weren’t shot by man with guns, armor

By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — Police called it a miracle that more people weren’t hurt when a man wearing body armor and armed with two rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammo opened fire on a Dollar General store, wounding one man before being tackled by...

Cordray announces resignation from federal watchdog agency

By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Richard Cordray, the aggressive first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, plans to leave the agency by the end of the month, giving President Donald Trump a chance to appoint a replacement likely to be friendlier to the...

Takeover appears to end Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe

By FARAI MUTSAKA and ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s military was in control of the capital and the state broadcaster on Wednesday and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to be a coup against the...

Baseball: Scherzer, Kluber win another Cy Young Award

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife. Corey Kluber, on the other hand, gulped once and blinked. Two aces, two different styles — and now another Cy Young Award for...

NFL: Steelers trying to stay hot

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have a commanding lead in the AFC North and are in a two-way race with New England for homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs as Thanksgiving looms, exactly where they expected to be all along. It just...

NBA: Cavaliers cruise against Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James scored 31 points, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their dominance against the Charlotte Hornets with a 115-107 victory Wednesday night. The Cavaliers have won seven straight against the Hornets and...

Women’s basketball: Buckeyes get 1,000th win

COLUMBUS (AP) — Linnae Harper had 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 9 Ohio State beat Idaho 99-56 on Wednesday night for the 1,000th victory in program history. At 1,000-428, Ohio State became the ninth Division I women’s program to reach the milestone. Stephanie...
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A tale of princesses and paintbrushes

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR OTTAWA — There are princesses among us. There are also comic book legends, galactic heroes, movie characters and even a few zombies. They are mothers, artists and students primarily, but come Saturday afternoon birthday party or holiday corporate...