Erosion threatens roadways following Okla. storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Runoff from torrential rains that pelted the Oklahoma City area after a number of tornadoes hit the area is threatening to undermine roadways. Television images Saturday showed rainwater pouring into a hole near an…

China president makes first ever visit to Trinidad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met for the first time with officials in Trinidad and Tobago Saturday on the first stop of a four-country regional tour. In a news conference, Xi announced China…
Springfield earns its third trip to state in six years after knocking off Cuyahoga Hts. 6-3 Saturday afternoon at Copley High School.

Springfield Baseball Headed to State

Springfield's baseball team is headed to the state tournament for the third time in six years after defeating Cuyahoga Heights, 6-3, Saturday afternoon at Copley High School. …

Beyonce headlines London charity concert for women

LONDON (AP) — Beyonce and a few famous friends — including John Legend and Madonna — are turning the home of English rugby into a fortress for women’s rights. Beyonce is headlining a concert at Twickenham rugby stadium…

Woods has highest 9-hole score of career

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods called it “a rough day” in the wind at the Memorial. Woods posted his highest nine-hole score as a professional when he shot an 8-over 44 on the back nine during Saturday’s…
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Crews Battle Salvage Fire

Crews on Sunday were back at the scene of a salvage fire in Trumbull County Sunday.…

Audio: Bus driver defied gunman in bunker drama

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — When a gunman barged onto his school bus and demanded that he turn over young passengers, Charles Poland simply said no. “Sorry, you’re going to have to shoot me,” he told the intruder.…

During storm, even trackers scramble for cover

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tasked with urgently warning their region when violent weather is imminent, the National Weather Service crew in suburban St. Louis isn’t immune from having to scramble for its own safety. During severe storms that…

Gov. Quinn open to Great Lakes-Mississippi split

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s willing to consider placing barriers in Chicago-area waterways to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Meeting Saturday with fellow governors from Great Lakes states, Quinn…

Trial ordered in Philly-area woman’s slaying

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of his longtime girlfriend at their Philadelphia-area home. The Daily Local News of W……

Official: Texas home searched in ricin probe

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A law enforcement official says a Texas home has been searched and a resident interviewed as part of the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to New York City’s mayor and President Barack Obama.…

Cyprus revokes citizenship of Assad’s cousin

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ government spokesman says Cypriot citizenship that was granted to the Syrian president’s cousin two years ago has been revoked. Spokesman Christos Stylianides said Saturday that the decision follows the conclusion of a lengthy…

Egyptian Christian lawyer convicted of blasphemy

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted a Coptic Christian lawyer in the southern province of Assiut on charges of blasphemy and sentenced him to one year in prison with hard labor. The verdict against Roman…

Small plane hits Pa. power lines; pilot injured

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was flown to a hospital after a small plane hit power lines and crashed in suburban Philadelphia. Emergency officials in……

Egypt’s long-scorned legislature deepens rift

CAIRO (AP) — When voters went to the polls more than a year ago to vote for Egypt’s upper house of parliament, most presumed the legislature would be the powerless talk shop that it had always been for…

Report: 6 Iranians die from drinking bad alcohol

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six Iranians have died and 348 have been sickened after drinking poisonous alcohol in the southeastern Kerman province. The semi-official ISNA news agency on Saturday quoted a medical official, Dr. Hamid Najmeddin, as saying…

During storm, even meteorologists take cover

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tasked with publicly sounding the alarm when violent weather is imminent in the region, the National Weather Service crew in suburban St. Louis isn’t immune from making the uncommon and agonizing decision to abandon…

Lutheran assembly elects first openly gay bishop

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has elected to a six-year term the denomination’s first openly gay bishop. In a press release, church officials say Rev. R. Guy Erwin was elected Friday at a…

Steelers player Adams stabbed in robbery attempt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been hospitalized after being stabbed in an apparent robbery attempt. The team posted on its website that second-year player Mike Adams “is expected to make a full…