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Shutdown deadline nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government careened toward shutdown Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump’s first year as president, as Democrats and Republicans preemptively traded blame while still struggling to find some accord before a deadline at the stroke of midnight. The lawmakers ...

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force. The 2017 rally in ...

Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

DETROIT (AP) — Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments. The 6-foot-wide meteor broke apart Tuesday about 20 miles over Earth, NASA scientists said. Most of the fragments landed in Hamburg Township. The first fragments ...

Malfunction triggers sirens at North Carolina nuclear plant

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A malfunction caused public warning sirens to sound a false alarm Friday near a North Carolina nuclear power plant, authorities said. North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety said the sirens around 1 p.m. near the Harris Nuclear Plant were a false ...

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions necessary for ...

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner’s office ...

Hockey teams will have to learn on the fly

When Brian Gionta last played in the Olympics in 2006, his final NHL game before the break allowed him just three days to fly to Italy and get acclimated before suiting up for Team USA. This time around, the semi-retired U.S. captain and his Olympic teammates will get four whole practice days ...

LeBron to captain All-Star team

NEW YORK (AP) — Team LeBron against Team Steph is the NBA’s new All-Star matchup. LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences ...

Buckeyes enjoying a pleasant rebirth

COLUMBUS — Ohio State’s elimination from the Big Ten tournament by lowly Rutgers last March showed the depths to which Buckeyes basketball had fallen in a just few short seasons. First-year coach Chris Holtmann showed his players video cuts of that debacle before Sunday’s game, the ...

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Mount player to play at the Rose Bowl PASADENA, California —University of Mount Union senior long snapper Andy Rieman’s collegiate football career will come to a close in the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Rieman is a member of the 56-man American team that will play in the NFLPA Collegiate ...