COLUMBUS, Ohio | No. 15 Ohio State holds off Bucknell comeback to win 73-71

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kaleb Wesson had a career-high 20 points and No. 15 Ohio State held off a Bucknell comeback to win 73-71 Saturday. Ohio State went on an 11-2 run to take an 11-point with under 10 minutes remaining, but Bucknell stormed back to within three with a 10-2 run and late 3-pointer by … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | No. 15 Ohio State holds off Bucknell comeback to win 73-71

LONDON | Man City back on top of EPL; Eriksen saves Spurs

LONDON — Facing opposition decked out in royal blue for the second week running, Manchester City avoided any surprises this time round. After watching his side crash to its first English Premier League defeat at Chelsea last weekend, Pep Guardiola was looking for a positive reaction from City on Saturday and the home team responded … Continue reading LONDON | Man City back on top of EPL; Eriksen saves Spurs

WASHINGTON | Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary

WASHINGTON — A federal judge’s ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who’ve seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul’s core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people. While the decision by the Republican-appointed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary

PARIS | Tear gas on the Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters

PARIS  — Tear gas billowed Saturday across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris and a water cannon shot a frigid stream at the crowd on the fifth straight weekend of protests by France’s “yellow vest” movement. The demonstrations against France’s high cost of living — sapped by cold weather, … Continue reading PARIS | Tear gas on the Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters

BERLIN | German police arrest male suspect in Nuremberg stabbings

BERLIN— German police say they have a man in custody suspected in the stabbing of three women in the southern city of Nuremberg. Police said Saturday that the 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the Friday attacks that left all three victims wounded. None are in life-threatening condition. Further details weren’t released and police … Continue reading BERLIN | German police arrest male suspect in Nuremberg stabbings

ROME | Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

ROME — Genoa’s mayor is promising that his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed in the summer, killing 43 people. Mayor Marco Bucci on Saturday inaugurated a site that will demolish the pillars and parts of the span that remained standing when much of the Morandi … Continue reading ROME | Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

NEW YORK — Boston should be happy to pay this tax bill. The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 in luxury tax for having baseball’s top payroll, according to final calculations by the commissioner’s office obtained by The Associated Press. The only other team that owes is the Washington Nationals, who must pay $2,386,097, … Continue reading NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

DALLAS | Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

DALLAS — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school. Local leaders say those connections … Continue reading DALLAS | Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar