Springfield baseball

Springfield Starts Fast in Win

Hunter Snyder drove in a pair of runs with two doubles as Springfield topped Jackson-Milton on Thursday.…

Utah soccer referee in coma from player’s punch

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Doctors say a Utah soccer referee remains in a coma after being punched by a teenage player unhappy with one of his calls, and his family says their only hope is for a…

Pa. man charged in wife’s pickaxe killing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Investigators say a Pittsburgh man killed his wife with a pickaxe after the couple had an argument. Sixty-two-year-old Bruce Cook was charged Thurs……
Adrienne and Dean Toth

Sharon Woman Gets Good News

Adrienne and Dean Toth of Sharon welcomed their son, Kellan Dean Toth, on April 17. …

Sexual revolution pioneer John Williamson dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Williamson, a pioneer of the 1960s sexual revolution as co-founder of Topanga Canyon’s Sandstone Retreat, where nudity and free love once took place with abandon, has died at age 80. Williamson died of…

MLB, players give $100K to Texas explosion victims

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players association are donating a combined $100,000 to victims of the Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people and injured about 200. The league says Thursday…

Members of Stillwater Mining’s board of directors

The eight members of Stillwater Mining Co.’s board of directors, based on preliminary results from the company’s annual meeting Thursday: NEW MEMBERS: — Charles Engles, 65, former CEO of Stillwater Mining; independent consultant and senior director at PatentBridge…

Arrest made in Okla. cold case dating to 1992

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma authorities said Thursday that bodies found last month in a hole initially dug for a septic tank were likely those of three females missing since 1992 and that police had arrested a man…

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter wins 3 Jazz Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter is a triple winner in the 2013 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association. Shorter was a member of Miles Davis’ legendary mid-1960s quintet and co-founded the fusion band Weather…

APNewsBreak: PokerStars still wants to buy casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of the PokerStars web site still wants to buy an Atlantic City casino, even though a deal to buy one fell through on Wednesday. The Rational Group says it wants…

APNewsBreak: Judge axes federal suit over lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles against air quality regulators who are requiring it to do more to control dust on a lake that was siphoned dry a…

Kaiser workers to stay in service employees union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of workers at health care giant Kaiser Permanente have voted again to remain with the Service Employees International Union rather than switch to a smaller rival. The National Labor Relations Board says Kaiser workers…
Health Care Roundtable

Johnson, Doctors Talk Regulations

The roundtable was made up mostly of radiologists, but some surgeons also took part. Some doctors expressed concern that there so many regulations with which they have to comply.…

O’Malley signs Md. death penalty repeal

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has become the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line to abolish the death penalty in more than 50 years. Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the measure at a crowded ceremony on Thursday.…

Pletcher chasing Lukas’ standard at Ky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It’s easy to figure out where Todd Pletcher got the idea to enter five horses in this year’s Kentucky Derby. He used to work for D. Wayne Lukas. For the longest time, Lukas was…

Ex-Montana governor gets seat on Stillwater board

NYE, Mont. (AP) — Shareholders of Montana’s largest public company on Thursday elected former Gov. Brian Schweitzer and three other dissident investors to Stillwater Mining Co.’s board of directors after alleging mismanagement by the current board. But the…

Sotomayor cites Boston on perils of profiling

DENVER (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings shows how difficult and sensitive the issue of racial profiling can be. Speaking with young students in Denver, Sotomayor noted that…

Steven Spielberg to direct ‘American Sniper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has his sights set on his next project, a movie about former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. A spokeswoman for DreamWorks Studios says the filmmaker will direct Bradley Cooper in an adaptation…

Kutcher’s company settles suit against CA DMV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashton Kutcher’s production company has settled a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles over a planned reality series focusing on the agency’s offices. Court records in Los Angeles show Kutcher’s production company…